Friday, March 18, 2022

Obituary - David Robert Etterling

My son David was born on August 24, 1957. He brought great joy to us throughout his life. I am so grateful to be his Mom. He grew up in Kansas City and Raytown, Missouri attending Norfleet Elementary and Raytown Junior and Senior High Schools.

David’s interest in music grew and his participation in high school music included solo competition in Warrensburg, Missouri. After graduation he attended the Conservatory of Music at UMKC. He subsequently changed his major which led to a career in the food business.

He enjoyed sports and when he was able, he played golf. Later he became known for his endless baking of cookies and brownies for one and all. All the major companies use his recipes or maybe it is that he used theirs. 😊

David went through many health challenges in mid- life, including losing both legs, but still had a positive and gracious attitude and was able to encourage many others in their journey as they encouraged him. Since he was beating me so badly each week at the board game "Aggravation", he bought me a participation medal which says: “If you had fun, you won.” Such a whimsical sense of humor.

In the early morning of Dec. 28th, God came for him while he slept. He is now in heaven because he put his trust in Christ alone.

We will celebrate his life on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home at I 435 and Holmes in Kansas City, Missouri. (10507 Holmes Road) The Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 A.M. with a Gathering Hour at 10:00 A.M. It will be our great honor to have you with us.

David loved spring and the 26th will be the last day of the first week of spring.

David is survived by his mom Elinor, brother Rick, son Alex, sister in-law Carol, uncle Don and aunt Wanda, dear cousins and dear friends.

Thank you for caring for us, David’s Mom

To those who may wish to make a monetary gift, I am including the address of Samaritan’s Purse. P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 https://www.samaritanspurse.org/

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