David F. Koegl – April 22, 1936/July 26, 2015

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koeglBorn April 22, 1936 in Dallas, Texas to Ruth and Max Koegl, David (Dave) passed away July 26, 2015, joining his beloved wife and best friend, Barbara, who passed in 2012.

He is survived by children, Barbara Alice Koegl (Melanie Vanlandingham), Susan Coplin (Tommy), David Koegl (Karol), and Mary Beth Koegl; sister, Betsy Maverick (Peter); sisters-in-law, Jeanne Lewis and Lynne Anne Baker; grandchildren, Wesley, Kris, Mychael, Austin and Ashley; 3 great-grand daughters and 1 great-grandson.

A graduate of Jesuit High School, and student at Arlington State College and North Texas State, David served in the US Army and Army Reserves. He and Barbara married December 1958 at Oak Cliff’s St. James Catholic Church. In 1965, their home in the new Western Park sub-division was in St. Elizabeth parish; later they were proud founding members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville. David began his career as an accountant, working with his life-long friend, John Barnes. In 1964, he started his new State Farm Agency from the ground up, from his prized VW Bug and offices in the Oak Cliff Bank Tower, Ft. Worth Ave. and Hampton. His hard work and caring attention to his clients built a thriving business, attaining his CLU and the level of Million Dollar Round Table Agent before his 1999 retirement.

Dave was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. He led a loving, full life with Barbara, raising their children, gathering often with family, and developing many close friends through his Army service, Church, neighbors, square dancing, and traveling. Through several Elder Hostel adventures, he and Barbara even served as lighthouse keepers in Oregon.

Dave was an avid runner for over 20 years, and his family often joined him in the annual Turkey Trot. His life-long dream to sail was fulfilled through many hours on the lake and projects with his buddies at the White Rock Boat Club.

After his 2006 Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Dave joined Grace Presbyterian South as a resident in 2012, where he lived in joy and comfort until his passing, surrounded by family. His family is very grateful to the wonderful staff of the Jones 1 Unit at Grace for their kind and thoughtful care.

jaynesKnown for his humor and smiles, Dave was so very happy and at peace at Grace. As we are heartbroken here on earth, the heavens are rejoicing and Big Dave is now with the love of his life again.

Viewing at 6:00 pm and Rosary at 7:00 pm Friday, July 31 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel, Duncanville.

Funeral Mass at 10:30 am Saturday, August 1, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Duncanville.