David Atzen, 72, formerly LS

David L. Atzen, 72, of Waterloo, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2010 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.
David L. Atzen was born July 14, 1937 in Cresco, Iowa, the son of Vernon and Margaret (Klomp) Atzen. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lime Springs, Iowa. He was the first infant baptized in that church. David attended school in Lime Springs and graduated from Lime Springs High School. On August 3, 1958, he was united in marriage to Nancy Helling at Trinity Lutheran Church in Chenoa, Ill. After their marriage, they lived in Lime Springs briefly, moving to Waterloo in September of 1959, where they stayed and raised their family.
David enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and sports; he was an avid Hawkeyes and Cubs fan. He was active in his church and he was on the Board of Directors of the Christian Crusaders. Most of all, David loved his family and interacting with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.
David is survived by his loving wife Nancy of Waterloo; four daughters, Kathryn (Randy Moothart) Pierce of Frederika, Iowa, Denise Tyler of Grand Prairie, Texas, Zoa Lynn (William) Loper of London and Natasha (Michael) Williams of Mesa, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Verna (Jim) O’Connor of Tehachapi, Calif. and Mary (Jim) Ackerman of Yakima, Wash. David will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Visitation was at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories with the service being held April 27, 2010 at Ascension Lutheran Church. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lime Springs. Condolences can be left at http://www.overtonservice.com
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One Response

  1. My sympathy to Dave’s family. My brother Jack and I graduated from Lime Springs ahead of Dave. My folks and sisters Jane and Janet moved to St. Ansgar, or they would have been in class with Dave.

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