David McCay, 68David Allen McCay, 68, Alexandria, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at his home, surrounded by family.
David Allen McCay, 68, Alexandria, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at his home, surrounded by family.
David was born May 2, 1944 in Bismarck, ND to Paul and Mamie McCay and raised on the family farm near Moffit, graduating from Hazelton High School in 1962.
David attended Valley City State College, joined the North Dakota Army National and later completed his degree at UND. He married his high school sweetheart, Roberta Olson and they were blessed with a son, Michael in 1970, and daughter, Sara in 1974.
David taught business education in Lakota and Grafton, ND before working for Gaffaney’s Office Supply in Grand Forks, ND and Crookston, MN. In 1986 the family moved to Alexandria, where he was employed by Farm Credit Services in agricultural real estate sales. Later, David started working with Paulson Land Company of Battle Lake in real estate sales and appraisal. David loved his work as it connected him to so many people.
David’s last wish was to have his brother, sister, son, daughter, daughter-in law and three precious granddaughters gather at their home for a final reunion. He often referred to the people of his life as his true “treasures” and knew they would follow him into his eternal life.
David’s exemplary life will be remembered and celebrated by his wife of 45 years, Roberta (Olson) McCay; his children, Michael (Lisa) of Eagan and Sara (Serge Zotov) of Houston, Texas; granddaughters, Meeghan, Molly and Mara McCay of Eagan; brother, Charles (Gwen) of Bismarck, ND; sister, Georgine Harrington of Carrollton, Texas; brother-in-law, Russell Olson (Sharon) of Fargo, ND.
He will be missed by many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins. Many friends and co-workers will also remember David as a person of integrity, honesty and patience. All who knew him were made aware of his loyalty as well as his wonderful sense of humor accompanied by a twinkle in his eye.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mamie McCay; sister, Darlene Mehrer; brother-in-law, Bill Harrington; and nephew, Kyle McCay.
A memorial service was held Monday, July 9 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria.
The family requests memorials be made either to the Douglas County Hospice or the Lakes Area Humane Society of Alexandria.
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