A memorial service for David Rowlands, 70, of Spirit Lake, was conducted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven.
David Sherwood Rowlands, the son of Peg and Sherwood "Woody" Rowlands, was born July 23, 1948 in Spencer. David graduated from Harris Lake Park Community School. He lived most of his life at Lost Island Lake near Ruthven, Lake Park and Spirit Lake.
Dave enjoyed history and sports trivia, visiting with everyone and believed there were no strangers, only friends he hadn't met yet. He adored his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and enjoyed singing in the church choir, at nursing homes or karaoke.
Dave passed away Nov. 29, 2018, at Sioux Center Health in Sioux Center.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, S.K. "Woody" Rowlands and Peg Rowlands McAdams; grandparents; aunts; uncles; cousins; and a special friend, Betty.
He is survived by his sister, Linda (Steve) Brueggeman of Lake Park; brother, Ervin (Ann) Rowlands of Altoona, Iowa; nieces and nephews: Wade Brueggeman and Emily, Jonathan and Megan Brueggeman, Joshua Brueggeman and Tara, Kyle and Casey Brueggeman, Shane Rowlands, Kelli and Trenton Keefer, Katie and Scott Blaha and Andrew Rowlands and Kayla; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.