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David Naatz

November 27, 1937 — October 11, 2010

David Naatz

Funeral Service for David Doc Naatz, 72, of Wheaton, Minnesota will be held Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Minnesota with Rev. Thomas Olson officiating. Organist will be Angie Johnson with special music provided by Dennis Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Gibson, Robert E. Johnson, Bill Buchholz, David Benson, David Rinke, Jim Lupkes, Janet Raguse and The Traverse County Staff . Visitation will be held Thursday, October 14th from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Visitation will continue Friday morning one hour prior to services at the church. David Rae Naatz was born on November 27, 1937 in Austin, MN to Raymond and Hulda Naatz. David graduated from Austin High School in the spring of 1955, after which he attended Iowa State University, and later transferred to the University of Minnesota where he met his future wife Solveig Olson and also earned his degree as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dave married Solveig Olson on June 24, 1961 in Benson, Minnesota. Shortly after graduation, the newly named Doc moved to Wheaton, MN to purchase the local Veterinary practice and the home where he would live out the rest of his days. He was a County Commissioner in Traverse County for 12 years, and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and several community service organizations. In 1964, Duane was born, followed by Peder, Eric and Sarah. In 1969, Doc began working on his dream: Building a cabin on Rush Lake with the help of Grandpa Odell Olson and other family and friends. Doc enjoyed spending time at the cabin with family friends. He also enjoyed watching his kids and their friends grow up and compete in athletics at Wheaton High School and Moorhead State University. More recently, he loved to spend time with his grandchildren. In the end, Doc has left us all with a simple but important message: Life is not about how many points you score, or how many touchdowns you make, or tackles or kills or wins or losses or job titles or salaries. Life is not about how many fish you catch or how big they are or how many birds and deer you shoot. Life is about embracing every opportunity to impact others in our daily lives. He believed in helping others and working hard to make our world a better place. Thanks Doc! Doc passed away Monday, October 11, 2010 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. Doc is survived by his wife Solveig Naatz of Wheaton; four children: Duane (Kay) Naatz of Menomonie, Wisconsin, Peder Naatz and Jennifer Sannes of Hawley, Minnesota, Eric (Melissa) Naatz of Litchfield, Minnesota and Sarah (Devon) Bream of Manhattan Beach, California, one Sister: Mary Judd of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, nine grandchildren: Tyler and Adam Naatz of Menomonie, Wisconsin, Jeremy and Justin Walkama of Litchfield, Minnesota, Calvin and Madeleine Bream of Manhattan Beach, California, Allie, Drew and Noah Sannes of Hawley, Minnesota, and numerous nieces and nephews. Doc was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Kathleen, and one brother: Duane. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.
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