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David Zwanziger

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David Paul Zwanziger age 64 of Nashua, IA died Friday, January 12, 2018 after a tragic accident, doing what he loved, operating a maintainer for the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Nashua with Rev. Gary Mayer celebrating the Mass. Interment will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Nashua with Curt Carey, Ovey Johnson, Rich Schoenfeld, Pat Gleason, Ed Hoffman and Keith Rosonke serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home -- Olson Chapel in Nashua where there will be a parish scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Dave was born March 21, 1953, the son of Virgil and Rosemary (Harrington) Zwanziger. He attended Nashua Schools from kindergarten through his graduation in1971. After high school Dave enlisted with the National Guard. He worked at different area businesses including Pelland Sand & Gravel, White Farms, Allied Construction and Zwanziger Excavating. Dave's current job was with the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads, a job he thoroughly loved for nearly twenty years. When Dave was younger he had a passion for racing. It did not matter if it was snowmobiles, cars or trucks. He also always enjoyed the process before the race actually began. Getting vehicles and engines ready was just as fun for Dave as the actual race itself. He meticulously tinkered away until everything was perfect. That passion for racing was passed on to his son, Jeremy. Dave loved sharing that special bond with his son. He will be remembered for taking pride in all his endeavorers and his love for his children. Dave is survived by one son, Jeremy (Kayla) Zwanziger of Waterloo, IA; one daughter, Dawn (Perry) Lester of Des Moines, IA; parents, Virgil and Rosemary Zwanziger of Nashua, IA; two brothers, Dan (Lisa) Zwanziger of Nashua, IA, Dennis (Cindy) Zwanziger of Waverly, IA; one sister, Diane (Bill) Schaetzel of Sioux Falls, SD; two nephews, Alex Zwanziger of Nashua, IA, Eric Zwanziger of Waverly, IA; three nieces, Emily Bailey of Altoona, IA, Abby Zwanziger of Nashua, IA, Alli (Caleb) Wilken of Nashua, IA; one great-nephew, Oliver Bailey; his furry friends, Roxy and Cooper. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

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  1. So sorry to hear of the sad news. Our condolences to Virgil and Rosemary and the rest of the family.
    May you find peace in Gods word. Take Care and God Bless.

    Dave and Sue Jensen

  2. Mike always enjoyed working with Dave on the “County”. A co-worker and a friend,
    Mike and Deb Tenge

  3. May the grace of his angels embrace surround each and every one of Dave’s family and friends. Prayers of comfort, strength and grace to the Zwanziger family. God bless

  4. Thoughts and prayers to Dave’s family at this difficult time! He will always be remembered for being such a kind man!! Stan Goddard and family

  5. Thoughts and prayers to entire family at this difficult time. Dave and I graduated together. He will be missed. Orlin and Deb Sudol

  6. I am so very sorry. Dave was a classmate and I remember him as being a very nice person who had a great smile. My thoughts and prayers are with Dave’s family. May wonderful memories comfort you.
    Jacki Wright

  7. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Our heart breaks for you. We were blessed with a friendship that felt years in the making although we only became neighbors six months ago. RIP Dave-you are already deeply missed. Thanks for always having whatever tool we were needing and missing…and note the tool bag-no flowers for you Dave 🙂

  8. Whether you saw Dave last week or it’d been a year, he was a friend you were always happy to see, every time. A good man gone to soon. Sincere thoughts and prayers for the entire Zwanzinger family.
    Gary and Joan Johnson

  9. Phyllis & I were shocked and saddened when we read about Dave’s accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Zwanziger family. I remember Dave working with Virgil at different “digging” projects around Nashua. Quiet but always a smile on his face, he will certainly be missed.

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