David Warren Stone, 65, of Park Rapids passed away Saturday, March 30 at his home surrounded by family.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Park Rapids, with Military honors and a time for sharing beginning at 3:00 PM. Cease Family Funeral Home of park Rapids is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in memory of David or donate to your favorite charity.
Dave was born August 18, 1953 to Warren and Donna (Otten) Stone in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He attended school in Brandon Valley and entered the United States Air Force in 1972.
On August 11, 1972 he married Evelyn VanderMaten and together raised their two children.
After a few years as an MP in the service, he was honorably discharged and returned home, where he finished his career in construction. David worked in the family business of Warren Stone & Sons and Stone Brothers Construction, where he was a hard, dedicated worker for his entire life until retiring in 2015.
David loved to hunt and fish any chance he could. He taught many of his grandchildren and relatives all aspects of the outdoors, including his famous tractor rides. His huge garden made him proud, and he enjoyed canning and making jams and jellies for everyone. Dave loved his family very much, and his legacy of hunting and fishing will be shared at deer camp for the generations to come.
He is survived by his children, Jamie (Mary) Stone and Jenny Stone; granddaughters, Emma, Kaylee and Kelsey Stone; partner, Kari Jensen; siblings, Debbie (Gary) Swenson, Randy (Julia) Stone, Sam Stone and Chuck Stone; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
David was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Darlene Stone and brothers, Rick and Rusty Stone.