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David "Dave" Lawrence Esser

May 20, 1935 ~ December 16, 2019 (age 84)

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David "Dave" Lawrence Esser, 84, of Frankfort, SD passed away Monday, December 16, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, AZ.   Dave’s wish was to be cremated.  

In celebration of Dave’s life, Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Redfield.  Inurnment, with military honors, will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Athol, SD.  After the committal service, a Celebration of Life gathering will take place at Fisher Grove Country Club in Frankfort.  

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Mass of Christian Burial
May 2, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery
Highway 281 North
Redfield, SD 57469
Guaranteed delivery before the Mass of Christian Burial begins

Inurnment with Military Honors
May 2, 2020

11:15 AM
Athol - St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
¾ mile North of Athol on 382nd (County 17) west side of road
Athol, SD 57435
Guaranteed delivery before the Inurnment with Military Honors begins

Lunch and Fellowship
May 2, 2020

Fisher Grove Country Club
17290 Fishers Lane
Frankfort, SD 57440

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