David Lyle Booker
David Lyle Booker, 84 of rural Dover, MN passed away on January 2, 2019, at St. Mary’s 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, MN. 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, KS; Jeremy of Dover, daughter: Julie (Brad) Sandvik, and Bryanna of Wabasha, MN; daughter Jennifer (Darien) Waniorek and family of Twin Brooks, SD; 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 at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview on Sunday, Jan. 6 from 3- 5 pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 7, 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 305 1st St. NW, Elgin with Pastor Bramstedt officiating. Burial will be at Little Valley Cemetery. There will also be a visitation Monday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-2003