July 20, 1941 - August 9, 2016

 

David Joseph Studer was born on July 20, 1941 in St. Cloud to Joseph and Bernice (Heltemes) Studer. He was married to Ila June Swalboski and they later divorced. He served his country in the United States Army as a drone mechanic from 1964 – 1966. David lived in the Sauk Rapids/ St. Cloud area for his entire life. Throughout his working years, he owned and operated the Eagle Inn in Sauk Centre, and D.J.’s Drive-In in Sauk Centre and St. Cloud. He also worked as a tile setter, working on the Lowry Tunnel project in Minneapolis and was an independent truck driver. Most recently, he worked at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center in Patient’s Effects Intake. He was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He enjoyed bowling, bird watching, putzing around the garage and working hard. David was a huge sports fan, especially for local teams.

Survivors include his daughter, Lori (Rick) Kothenbeutel of Monticello; stepchildren, Julie (Mark) Gartner of St. Cloud, Joe (Deb) Bieganek of Littleton, CO, Kevin (Fran) Bieganek of Plymouth, and Ken (Annette Evens) Bieganek of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Kayla (Matt) Ellison, Jenna, Ricky and Lexi; and great grandchildren, RaeLynn and Nova; sisters, Carol (Harry) Vierkant of Mounds View, Colleen (Marcus) Lardy of St. Cloud and Yvonne Lundeen of Hackensack. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Joseph Studer.There will be a reception to celebrate David’s life after services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids.