April 23, 2017
David Ronald Willman of Eagan, MN went home to the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 80 years, after he fought with every last bit of his strength against pancreatic cancer. Some may say he lost his battle to cancer, we choose to believe he won his battle and is now in the home he was created for.
Dave is lovingly remembered by his wife, Bonnie (nee Kennedy) of 56 years; his children: Sherri & Paul Montgomery of Prior Lake; Dave & Wendy Willman of Rosemount; Kristi & Troy Ordorff of Lakeville; his grandchildren: Anthony, Nicholas & Grace Montgomery, Samantha & Tommas Willman, Dylan, Branden & Faith Ordorff; and his three brothers Thomas & Charlene Willman of South Carolina, Russell Willman of South Carolina, Garry & Simone Willman of Texas and his only sister, Patricia Meehan of Ohio.
Dave was born in West Jefferson, OH. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. After the service, he was employed with the Federal Aviation Administration for 37 years. Upon retirement from the FAA, Dave continued to pursue his passion of working with aircraft with his own small business of writing Flight Manuals for small aircraft owners and companies.
Dave’s priority was always family. He held a busy schedule following all the grandchildren to their various sporting events. Rain or Shine, he was their number one fan and was always there to cheer the kids on. He was a very proud grandpa, and his grandchildren were extremely blessed by his presence in their lives.
Dave enjoyed spending summers with Bonnie at their trailer at Hope Oak Knoll Campground in Owatonna and their winters
in the warmth of Zephyrhills, FL.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10 am.
Visitation one hour prior to service.
Mary, Mother of the Church
3333 Cliff Rd E, Burnsville, MN 55337
Lunch will be served at the church following the ceremony.