David L. Lechner

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David L. Lechner, 48 of Guttenberg, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2016, at Circle of Life Missions in Strawberry Point after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 7, from 4 – 8 p.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

David was born July 16, 1967, in Des Moines. He was the son of Rev. Ludolph and Jane Lechner. He graduated in 1986, from Galena High School in Galena, Ill. and obtained his Paramedic training from Valencia Community College in Orlando, Fla. David worked at Walt Disney World as a lifeguard, paramedic and then as a general manager. He loved to tell people “Have a magical day.” He also drove truck for Werner Enterprises and then later trained other drivers. He tended bar at The Sawmill Resort in Orlando and The Stadium in Guttenberg. David was a very talented pianist and enjoyed playing in the bell choir at St. John’s Lutheran Church in both Guttenberg and Mineola. He was very involved in the Imperial Court of Nebraska. David touched the lives of many with his kindness and he was passionate about being a storm chaser.

He is survived by his mother, Jane Lechner; sister, Linda (Ken) Dettbarn, two nephews, Sean (Lana) Dettbarn and Nicholas Dettbarn; two great-nephews, Gavin and Nolan; and many loved ones and close friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Croix Hospice or Circle of Life missions, both of Strawberry Point, IA or the American Cancer Society.

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