David C. Kirsch, 64, of Dyersville passed away from complications related to leukemia on Nov. 28, 2019, with his family at his side, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
Visitation was held from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville. The Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Dave was born Nov. 25, 1955, in Dubuque, the son of John and Grace (Bockenstedt) Kirsch. He married his high school sweetheart, Judy Fitzgerald, Oct. 27, 1979, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica.
Dave will be remembered for his witty one-liners, his inquisitive nature and seeking out fun no matter the occasion. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially time spoiling his grandkids. Dave loved playing and watching baseball and golf and was an avid fisherman. Earlier this year, Dave checked skydiving off his bucket list with his son while vacationing in the Florida Keys. Dave was also a fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Indianapolis Colts. Dave was “living the dream” after he retired as the CEO of Three Rivers FS after 39 years of service with the company.
Left to continue blaring good tunes on Alexa are his wife of 40 years, Judy; his children Kerri (Mike) Kramer, of Dyersville, Brian Kirsch, of Burlington, Krista, “Girl” (John) Dow, of Davenport. He was a very proud papa to Julien, Jude “Judge”, Sylvia Kramer and Eliza, “Little Z” Dow; his mother, Grace Kirsch, of Dyersville; siblings: Selena Omega, Carmen Burns, Linda (Dan Snyder) Kirsch, Charlie (Teresa) Kirsch, Rob (Tiffany) Kirsch; in-laws: Jayne Fitzgerald, Brad (Brenda) Fitzgerald, Jill Schneck, Barry (Gena) Fitzgerald, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Kirsch; his brother, Nick Kirsch; his parents-in-law, Robert and Sylvia Fitzgerald.
The family would like to thank Dr. Margarida Silverman and her team for their efforts over the last several months and all of his amazing nurses at UIHC for their compassionate care.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com