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David H. Thul

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On July 20, 2021 @ 12:53 pm In 2021,Obituaries | 7 Comments

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David Herbert Thul, age 78, a lifelong resident of Shakopee, MN, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at his home. Private family services will be held honoring Dave.

David was born on Christmas Day in 1942, in Shakopee, to parents, John and Dorothy (Grafenstatte) Thul.

He grew up in Shakopee, where he graduated from high school. Dave furthered his education at the University of Minnesota.

Dave overcame alcohol addiction 46 years of sobriety. After his recovery, Dave worked at Edina Care Center as a nursing assistance for 43 years. He loved to take hikes and fossil hunt with friends from Arizona. Dave spent countless hours tending to his garden, which was a passion of his. Dave also loved watching the changing weather patterns, clouds and in general meteorology.

David was always kind, gentle and loving. He will be forever missed by siblings, John Thul, Carla (Ron) Klehr, Tim Thul; special friend, Elaine Fisher and her daughter Lisa and her family; special friend, Lynette Jacobsen; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by parents, John and Dorothy; sisters-in-law, Jessie Thul, Kathy Thul; nephews, Patrick Ben, Christian; and Dave’s beloved kitties, Hopper and Little Bird.

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Condolence from Ruth Klehr on July 21st, 2021 8:48 am

So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing, he was always a good friend when we were in high school together. May he rest in peace!

Condolence from Dick Ries on July 21st, 2021 11:43 am

Dave and I were good friends in our early years, grade school and high school. We spent many days together playing in our neighborhood, we lived on the same block. He was a good centerfielder on our high school team, not many balls got by him. Dave will also be remembered as Chief Shakopee in high school.

May Dave rest in peace and condolences to the Thul family.

Dick Ries

Condolence from Don & Judi Schleicher on July 25th, 2021 9:14 pm

Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Dave was such great classmate in high school. Though we didn’t see him much after high school, we never forgot him, and what a fun and caring person he was.

Condolence from Sharon Lee (Libert) Rein on July 25th, 2021 10:44 pm

I went to school with Dave through grade school and high school. He was a lefty and had the best penmanship and he could draw anything. Dave was friendly and always had a smile for everyone. He was a great guy. I live in Az. for 51 yrs. now so I haven’t been around Dave since high school. All of you have my sympathy and prayers.

Sharon Lee (Libert) Rein

Condolence from Lynette Jacobsen on July 29th, 2021 8:26 am

I will forever miss my fossil hunting partner & the wide ranging conversations we had getting there. My condolences to his family & friends.

Condolence from Kathleen M Westlie on August 17th, 2021 9:20 pm

David was the kindest person I ever met and the love he gave patients was amazing. He will be missed. Much love to his family and friends

Condolence from Mary Jo Lebens on August 20th, 2021 10:05 am

Mary Jo Lebens
I feel so bad for all of Dave’s family. My brother Ben always spoke so highly of Dave. My husband Ron remembered instantly that Dave was Chief Shakopee. I was in the class behind Dave & I didn’t know that he was left-handed & my husband remembered playing baseball with him. Much sympathy to all of you. He was a great guy.

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