February 22, 2020

Christopher R. David

Died July 19, 2018


Christopher Ray David, 32, lost his battle with cancer Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

He was born June 9, 1986, in West Branch to Robert David and Michele (Miller) David and lived in West Branch his entire life. He was diagnosed at a young age with juvenile diabetes and was a Michigan Masonic Juvenile Diabetes Poster Child from 1988-1992. He lobbied on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and Lansing for diabetes research funding. Chris graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School in 2004. He grew up in West Branch and played on the West Branch Little League, for the Ogemaw Browns football team and the Ogemaw Heights football team. He later went on to be an athletic trainer for Ogemaw Heights while in school.

Chris worked at Pinnacle Rehab and Wal-Mart in West Branch, PTI in Tawas, Header Products in Rose City and currently was employed at Vantage Plastics in Standish. He enjoyed hunting and sports, especially football and baseball. He also loved spending time with his family.

Chris is survived by his father, Robert David; mother, Michele (Mark Kuschyk) David; brother, Brandon (Angela) David; grandparents, Russell and Judy Miller; nieces and nephews, Savanna Micol, Zack Micol, Annabelle David, Madison David and Joshua David; aunts and uncles, Antie Barb (Larry) Watson, Bruce (Leigh) David, Mike (Deb) Miller, Denise (Rusty) Showalter and Caroline Smith; cousins, Chad (Heather) Watson, Drew (Katy) Watson, Eric (Nicole) David, Adam (Allie) David, Evan (Michael) Bedtelyon and Jheri Miller; and several extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis and Roberta David; and great-aunt, Dee Marchell.

A memorial service will be held at the West Branch Little League Fields on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. with fellowship starting at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or the American Cancer Society, or plant a tree in the community in his memory.

The family would like to thank MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch Emergency Department, MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland Oncology and ICU and University of Michigan CCU staff for their wonderful care to Chris.

Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch. Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.


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My heart breaks for Farmer, Michele, Brendan and their families. So very sorry for your loss! Hugs n Prayers

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