David E. Tester, 68, of rural Decatur, IN, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Decatur, IN, on July 24, 1951, the son of the late Harold and Estella M. (Bentz) Tester. On April 20, 1974, he married Sharon K. Krueckeberg.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and was a member of its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Council 864. Dave worked as an Assembler at Fleetwood for 30 years, retiring in 2013.
Dave was an avid I.U. basketball fan and especially liked Bobby Knight. He enjoyed watching Dale Earnhardt race and the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians Baseball. He loved old westerns, black and white movies, and comedies. A lot of people remember his days at Dairy Queen in the 1970s.
His favorite job can be attributed to his late father-in-law, who took a city boy and put him on a bulldozer.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon K. Tester of Decatur; 3 sons, Matthew Tester of Decatur, Stephen (Trisha) Tester of Decatur, and Michael (Dayna) Tester of Indianapolis; 2 grandchildren, Ryan and Lauryn Tester.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George Tester.
A public visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we will be limiting the number of people entering the building at a time, so please be patient.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered privately for the immediate family in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father David Ruppert presiding.
A Private Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, with Pastor David Koeneman officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School.
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