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David L. Emerick

June 27, 1947 ~ June 26, 2020 (age 72)

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David Lawrence Emerick born on June 27, 1947 in Rock Island, IL, peacefully passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 26, 2020. 

Per his requests, there will be no public services. A celebration of life for Dave will be held at a later date. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, any memorials may be made to the family. 

Dave served in the Marine Corp and was a Vietnam Veteran. He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 2007. Dave was an avid Golfer, Reader and a die-hard New York Yankee & Alabama Football fan. He loved John Wayne, The Three Stooges and Mickey Mantle. He thoroughly enjoyed Retirement and loved nothing more than spending time with his family. He spent much of his life traveling and some of his most recent favorite travels were to Florida with his wife. He and his wife Donna enjoyed dancing and dining at some of their favorite restaurants. Dave preferred to live a private life and was a man of few words, but those that he was closest to, admired his witty sense of humor and knew how much he loved and cared for them. One of Dave’s favorite sayings was “Shit Happens!” 

Dave is survived by his wife, Donna Slieter-Emerick, Children; David (Lori) Emerick Jr., Robert (Michelle) Emerick, Step Children; Gabby (Marv) Wise, Michelle Lewis, Marc (Wendy) Lewis, Two Step Children & five very special Grandchildren from his wife’s family, Grandchildren; Stephanie “Punkin” (Dallas) Cawiezell, Tyler Wise, Jordan Emerick, Randy, Nicole & RJ Emerick, Siblings; Linda Chandler & Steve Emerick, Special Friend Lonetta Emerick and many lifelong friends. 

Dave was preceded in death by his parents Ernie & Shirley Emerick.

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