David Fevold, age 86 of Humboldt, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Memorial Service will be 1:30 PM Saturday at Life Gate Fellowship in Humboldt with a Celebration of Life Visitation to follow until 5:00 PM. Burial will be held at a later date.
David Bertin Fevold, the son of Bertin Joseph and Florence (Sabo) Fevold, was born on November 25, 1936 in Moorland, Iowa. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1955. After school, Dave joined the Army and served until March 2, 1957. On August 3, 1958, he was united in marriage to Mary Erickson at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Dave always enjoyed his coffee hour, whether with his folks and siblings, the Elevator guys or with his Rutland friends. He lived a life full of adventures, including motorcycling, hunting, trapping, bowling, snowmobiling, golfing, traveling, camping and most especially polka dancing for the last 30+ years. The question was often asked – “Where are you going this weekend?” as he took the love of his life, Mary dancing around the country somewhere. Through all of these adventures, he was a devoted farmer and worked the land he loved so much and shared that love with his family members – right up through last fall helping with harvest. Not wanting to be in the spotlight, he was still well known for his witty sense of humor, pranks and teasing! And his grandkids will always remember him as ‘Grampa TicTac’ because of the treats rattling in his pocket!
Left to cherish Dave’s memory are his wife of 64 years, Mary Fevold of Humboldt; children, Judy (Jim) Gronbach of Dakota City, David “Scott” (Deb) Fevold of Ankeny, and Tracy (Charlie) Roder of Livermore; grandchildren, Jaclyn (David) Ohmann of Randolph, MN, Jill (Kyle) Soenen of Humboldt, Jadie (Preston) Peterson of Humboldt, Josie (Ryan Bourassa) Gronbach of Eagan, MN, Allie (Caleb) Kafer of Ankeny, Katie (Chase) Lohnes of Ankeny, Caul Fevold of West Des Moines, Dillon (Kaley Lempke) Fevold of Humboldt, and Christopher Roder of St. Louis, MO; seven great grandchildren – Kayden (Davion), Carter, Grace, Brynlie, Colin, Ty and Alivia, and one great great grandchild, Creed and brother Jim Fevold and sister, Betty Dyvig and many other nieces and nephews that he loved. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Lowell, Ardell, Chuck, Mary, Robert and Rollie.