December 17, 1948 – March 7, 2022
David Donald Kirking, age 73, passed away peacefully at the Clara City Care Center surrounded by his family on 03/07/2022.
He was born on December 17, 1948 in Richland Center, WI, the son of Donald and Grace Kirking.
He graduated from La Farge, WI 1967. He further went on and graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1968.
On February 14th, 1987 Connie Fleischacker and David Kirking were united in marriage at the St. Marys Chapel in Winsted by Father Jack Brunner. After living in Winsted for many years, they moved and have resided in Montevideo for the past 35 years.
Dave worked at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Winsted, MN as a Lab Supervisor for 16 years. Following St. Marys Dave worked at Montevideo Chippewa County Hospital in Montevideo, MN as a Lab Manager for 28 years before he retired.
Dave’s hobbies and interest included marathon running, biking, gardening, attending his grand children’s school and sports activities, remodeling projects, traveling especially to Branson MO and spending time with Maggie the family dog.
Survived by his loving wife of 35 years Connie Kirking, Daughter Lisa (Rick) Baumann of Howard Lake, MN, Daughter Leah (Jeremy) Watzke of Hutchinson, MN, Son DJ Kirking/Fiance Kari Huntley of Montevideo, MN, Daughter Christine Carlson of Chaska, MN, Daughter Holly Odell of Montevideo, MN. Grandchildren: Hailey, Brooke & Tony Baumann, Olivia & Avery Watzke, Alex, Thomas, Christian & Madden Kirking, Jayda & Jenna Akre, Jaden Hendrickson, Alaina Carlson.
Further survived by: Sister Judith (John) Wainwright, Brother Daniel (Ellen) Kirking, Sister in law Karen Bergland, Brother in law Brad (Michelle) Fleischacker, Brother in law Bruce Fleichacker/Special Friend Bob Dickhausen, Brother in law Todd (Pam) Fleischacker, Brother in law Scott (Lori) Fleischacker, Sister in law Kim (Rollie) Radtke, Sister in law Stacey (Phil) Neumann, Sister in law Amy Fleischacker; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by parents Donald & Grace Kirking, Daughter Jennifer Kirking, Mother and Father in law Elaine and Kenneth Fleischacker, Brother in law Dale Bergland.
Visitation services for David D. Kirking will be held on Friday March 18 from 4-6pm at Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo, MN as well as Saturday March 19 from 2-4pm at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN. A Private Family Committal will take place at the Holy Trinity Columbarium.