David N. Yungbluth, 76, Rossie


February 17, 2022

ngbluth will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at the United Methodist Church in Royal, with Pastor John Battern officiating. The Greenville-Rossie Class of 1963 will serve as honorary casket bearers. Interment will be in North Lawn Memorial Park at Spencer. Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is assisting with the arrangements.

David Norman “Dave” Yungbluth was born July 5, 1945, in Spencer, to Harold, Sr. and Helen (Greene) Yungbluth. He was raised on a farm three miles west of Rossie and graduated from Greenville-Rossie High School in 1963.

After attending Iowa State University for two years, he entered the Army where he earned the rank of Sergeant while serving as a helicopter mechanic in the Vietnam War. Dave was awarded the Bronze Star and was honorably discharged in 1968, returning to his hometown.

He married his loving wife, Janet Fleming, of Gladbrook, on Aug. 13, 1977. They made their home in Rossie where Dave served several terms as a councilman and town mayor. Dave spent much of his career operating heavy equipment and trucking. In addition to being self-employed he worked for Peterson Contractors, Farm Service of Spencer, Dan Kenobbie Construction, North American Van Lines, Graebel and Shine Bros., from which he retired in 2009.

Dave was an avid hunter and fisherman, and hunting trips with his family in Wyoming were a highlight. He and Janet enjoyed playing 500 in their local card club for over 40 years. Dave was a devoted father and could always be found in the crowd at his sons’ sporting events and other extracurricular activities. He was a member of the Royal United Methodist Church, the Royal American Legion Post 248 and Spencer VFW Post 3159. Dave also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Royal Fire Department for several years.

David passed away in the early hours of Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 at the Ruthven Community Care Center in Ruthven. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Pam.

David is survived by his wife, Janet; sons: Kevin, of Des Moines, and Adam (Shari) Yungbluth, of Aurelia; three granddaughters: Madison and Jordan, of Aurelia, and Elizabeth, of Logan, Utah; brothers: Harold “Buddy” (Linda) Yungbluth, of Royal, and Steven (Helena) Yungbluth, of Morro Bay, Calif.; and brother-in-law, Rick Aschenbrenner, of Cape Coral, Fla.; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.


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