David Allen Rozendaal, age 56, of Ankeny passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 in Bondurant, Iowa.
A public viewing will be held on Saturday, January 9 at O'Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk. At-risk individuals are encouraged to visit from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. General public viewing is available from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 9 at 1:00 PM at O’Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk. The service will be broadcast on the O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services Facebook page. Click HERE to go to our Facebook page.
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David Allen Rozendaal was born on June 13, 1964 to James and Shirley (Meyer) Rozendaal in Buffalo, MN. The family moved to Belmond, Iowa and then Aplington, Iowa where he attended Aplington Community School until 1980. The family moved to Farmington, Iowa where he graduated from Harmony High School with the Class of 1983. As a young man, he excelled in band, track, and cross country, graduating from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in music and was a band teacher at schools in South Dakota, Titonka & Ogden, Iowa, Woodward Academy and Missouri. Then he worked for West Music, HP, and most recently Candeo of Johnston, Iowa. He was the Music Director for Valley United Methodist Church in West Des Moines, Iowa and taught private piano lessons.
David had one son, Matthew, to his marriage with Penny Hopke. Matthew and David shared a love of music, running, fishing, berry picking, and shenanigans such as potato guns.
David loved to cook, the masterpieces he would create would always rival the dish pile in the sink. What a dish pile it would be! Spaghetti night could never just include a pan of sauce and a pot of noodles cooking. After all, that sauce needs at least 3 pans used to be made to perfection. What perfection spaghetti night would be though. He was a very saucy fellow in all the ways that count.
He may have denied it for a while, but he loved all his furry creatures, to go on river floats, and to play with Ella and Livy. He was always so excited for those river floats, talking it up weeks beforehand and talking about the last one for the rest of the year. Gardening was a passion of his that will flourish in his memory.
He was an artist, skilled at composing music and played many instruments. He had a witty sense of humor, taking to social media to share the laughs. The "dad" jokes were always coming with their little nuggets of wisdom. The time he gave his son an entire box of pasta, in one sitting his son at it all while distracted watching TV. The stomachache from that will always be remembered from his son to be careful with how much you eat at one time. A smile could be found on his face anytime that incident is mentioned. He always had a great ice breaker for those awkward times in life.
David is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Herman & Reca Rozendaal, and maternal grandparents, Paul & Mattie Meyer, and special friend Tracey Long.
He is survived by his fiancée, Tricia Holtorf, of Ankeny, son and daughter-in-law, Matthew & Hannah Rozendaal of Carlisle, parents James & Shirley Rozendaal of Independence, brother, Paul (Yolly) Rozendaal of Iowa City, sister, Jan (David) Harms of Independence, nephews and nieces Chris (Katlin) Harms of Minneapolis, MN, Kelly (Ryan) Mitchell of Independence, Kyle Harms of Waukee, and Evie Rozendaal of Iowa City, as well as Ella & Livy who called him “Papa”, plus several aunts, uncles, cousins, grandnephews and a grandniece.
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