David Dwight Lovejoy
Friday, March 11, 1938
Date of Death:
Monday, April 12, 2021
83 years old
David Dwight Lovejoy
David Dwight Lovejoy, 83 of Rochester passed away on April 12, 2021 at his home.
David was born on March 11, 1938 in rural Rochester to Roy and Ethel (Wilder) Lovejoy. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1956 and enlisted in the US Navy. He was trained at the Great Lakes Naval Academy and worked as a Navy Electrician in the Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged after four years. On November 26, 1960 he married Judith Vang in Rochester at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Together, they raised six children. Locally, he worked for Pacific Gamble Robison as a food salesman, and later retired from the US Postal Service in Maintenance in 2000. His hobbies included fishing (especially for Salmon on Lake Michigan, which he enjoyed for over 40 years), golfing, and spending time with his family. David enjoyed socializing with folks wherever he went.
He is survived by his wife Judy of Rochester; children Joel (Becky) of Rochester, Jim of Lakeville, MN, Roy (Jenny Hoffman) of Rochester, Dean (Laura) of Rochester, Julie (Tom Meyer) of Byron, Audra Lovejoy Quandt (Tony Teal) of Rochester; sister Sandra (Larry) Carlson, brother-in-law Roger Bennett; grandchildren Justin Lovejoy, Alexander (Julie) Lovejoy, Cody Hoffman, Laine Lovejoy, Caitlyn Hoffman, Katherine Lovejoy, Taylor Quandt, Kyle Lovejoy, Rhett Lovejoy, Erica Quandt, Victoria Meyer; great-grandchildren McKenna and Bentlee.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Marcia Bennett and his grandson Adam Hoffman.
The Funeral Service for David will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:00AM in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rochester.
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My deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Bummer to learn of David's passing. He was always kind and welcoming to me. I believe I spent more time growing up in the Lovejoy home than in my own. Thoughts and prayers for you all...the entire Lovejoy family has played a pivotal role in my life.
Roy and Jenny and family,
So sorry to hear of this. I did not know your father but have knowing you and yours know it is a family of love and laughter. I know from hearing from you that family is important and that yours spent much time together. I am sorry that I am unable to attend on Saturday but my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
Love you guys,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Nina
Dear Judy and family,
My deepest sympathies. Dave's passing brought back memories to me and my brothers of vacations and holidays spent with Dave. He used to say I was his twin from a different mother and six years apart as we were both born on March 11th. I wonder if the three sailors (David, my brother Gene and my dad) are still telling tales about their days in the Navy.
Blessings on you and yours. Take care and stay safe!
Dick and Karen Wilder Doree
To the Lovejoy family, I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Dave at the Rochester Post Office and plant. He was always very pleasant and a great coworker.
Dear Lovejoy Family,
I am so sorry to hear the news on Dave's passing. I truly enjoyed getting to know him and he was always so kind to me. He was a wonderful man, husband, father, and grandfather. I know he will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to all of you. Hold on to and cherish your wonderful memories of this special man. Prayers to Judy!
My Sincere Condolences to you Roy and all the extensive family relations and concerned loved ones.
May Christ have a prepared seat at a table in the Father's house of many rooms.
Peace to you all.
To Roy Lovejoy and Family,
Sorry for your loss Roy.
Jeff Kochie (& family)
Dear Judy and family,
I am so saddened to learn of Dave’s death. I remember the stories Don told me about the times they spent together as young cousins. My heart goes out to you all and you are in my prayers.