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David Booker -- Dover

January 6, 2019

David Lyle Booker, 84, of rural Dover, passed away on Jan. 2, 2019, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

David was born at home on the family farm in Dover on May 6, 1934, to Neil and Lucile (Bailey) Booker. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1952. After graduation, he worked on the family farm until he was drafted into the Army and served in the UN forces in Korea.

On July 15, 1961, he was united in marriage to Jean Stephan at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin. David and Jean made their home on the family farm in rural Dover, where they farmed and raised their family.

David was a very active member in the community for most of his life. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran church, served on the Quincy Township board, Olmsted County Fair Board, Little Valley Cemetery board and was also a Farm Bureau board member.

David and Jean were active 4-H leaders of the Quincy Ramblers 4-H Club for many years. They were also avid members of the Whitewater Whirlers Square Dance Club. David and Jean enjoyed going to the annual threshing shows in South Dakota. He even refurbished a Minneapolis Moline tractor and took it to some shows.

David is survived by sons, Brian of Dover, Mark of Salina, Kan., and Jeremy of Dover; daughters, Julie (Brad) Sandvik and Bryanna of Wabasha; daughter, Jennifer (Darien) Waniorek and family of Twin Brooks, S.D.; and brother, Fritz Booker of Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; a stillborn son; his young son, Gary; father, Neil; mother, Lucile; brothers, Alva and Robert; and sister-in-law, Sue Booker.

There will be a visitation from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, Plainview. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 305 First St. NW, Elgin, with Pastor Bramstedt officiating. Burial will be at Little Valley Cemetery. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 Third St. SW, Plainview, MN 55964. 507-534-2003. schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com.

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