David G. Svendsen

Jan. 5-1947-Friday, July 11, 2014

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Services for David G. Svendsen, 67, of Brookings, S.D., will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Tyler Area Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

He died unexpectedly Friday, July 11, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

He was born Jan. 5, 1947, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Helmar and Alice Svendsen.

Upon his graduation from high school he entered the United States Army where he did a one year tour in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1968.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Kathy, of Brookings; daughter Michelle Nelson of Tyler; two grandchildren; sister Linda Wibberg of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister-in-law Susan Doty of Wayzata; and other relatives.