David A. German, age 70, of Nevada, Iowa, died at his home on Sunday, January 15, 2017.
A Celebration of David’s Life will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017, at the family home, 1313 4th Street, in Nevada.
Born January 8, 1947, in Battle Creek, Iowa, David Arlen German was the son of Cleo Thomas and Lillian Margaret (Jacobsen) German. He graduated from Battle Creek High School, then attended and played football at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. He earned his master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky College.
On April 3, 1976, David was united in marriage to Janet Lang in Iowa City, Iowa.
David was employed in various capacities throughout his life. He taught sciences at several high schools, including Cincinnati, Ohio, and Battle Creek, Iowa, and later worked in the men’s clothing field in Iowa City and Ames. David also worked in law enforcement, serving as Chief of Police in Colfax and as Deputy Sheriff for Lucas County. In later years, he enjoyed working at the Lincoln Center HyVee in Ames.
David loved football and was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers. He also enjoyed attending gun shows and spending time with his precious grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Survivors include his wife, Janet; two daughters, Jennifer (Chad) Olson of Nevada, and Deb Blake of LaPorte City; ten grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Gerald German of Battle Creek, and LeRoy (Judy) German of Altoona; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leon German.
Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of David and his family.
Celebration of Life
Friday, January 20, 2017
German Family Home
1313 4th Street
Nevada, IA 50201