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Owner of Birdsall’s Ice Cream shop in Mason City passes away


This news story was published on November 21, 2020.
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David Vaughn Escher
Photo via majorericksonfuneralhome.com

MASON CITY – The owner of Mason City’s best-known ice cream shop, Birdsall’s Ice Cream, has passed away.

According to an obituary from Major Erickson Funeral Home, David Vaughn Escher, 64, of Mason City, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
David Vaughn Escher was born on October 6, 1956 in Mason City to parents Vaughn and Joan (Burnett) Escher. He attended Mason City High School and Luther College. He was the owner of Birdsall’s Ice Cream Store, from which he often provided ice cream sundae bars around the community. David is survived by three daughters, Paige, Leah and Linae, his mother Joan, his brother Stephen, sister-in-law Ruth, niece Anna and nephew William.

A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Lime Creek Nature Center.

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4 Responses to Owner of Birdsall’s Ice Cream shop in Mason City passes away

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    YMCA Reply Report comment

    November 23, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    He will be missed in the Sauna

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 21, 2020 at 11:49 am

    sorry to hear this

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 21, 2020 at 9:48 am

    RIP Dave