David Michael Gens, 66, died in Appleton, Minn. after a tough fight against cancer.
Dave served in the U.S. Army at the beginning of the Vietnam War, retired from The St. Paul Fire and Marine Companies, and retired on Artichoke Lake serving as town board treasurer, Long Lake Cemetery Association treasurer, adjutant of Post # 72, and dutifully served his church.
He is preceded in death by both parents and his siblings, Dick, Bob, baby Thomas, Kathy and Patricia and also daughter Karen.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Barbara Ellen Brustuen; daughters Andrea Carter, Lara (Scott) Newberger, Jennifer Gibson and Mari (Scott) Mithun; grandchildren Amanda Schroeder, Eric Carter, Margaret, Stephanie and Nicole Newberger, Michael Gibson, Shayne and Megan Mithun; and honorary family members Don, Lupe and Zianya Steigauf.
A funeral service was held January 5 at Zion Lutheran Church, Appleton. A spring interment will be in Immanuel Cemetery, Princeton.