Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 25, 2007
OBITUARY - DAVID XEN CHARTRAND
David Xen CHARTRAND was born to Boyd J. & Kathryn (Faust) CHARTRAND in the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr on
February 25, 1957. David graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1975. He furthered his education at Southwestern
Community College in Creston in the building & trades vocation. He also took structural drafting and computer classes.
David worked at the siding and window installation business as long as his health permitted. He enjoyed working and
being in the outdoors. David was also accomplished in making stained glass designs. He enjoyed the years that he had
a cabin at Loch Ayr. David fished and hunted with his friends. Davidís real love was racing. He attended the Knoxville
Nationals for 30+ years, missing only this past year. David also enjoyed other types of car racing but Sprint cars
were his favorite.
Davidís health had been declining but he passed away suddenly on October 21, 2007. He was preceded in death by his
father; brother Kim Douglas CHARTRAND; and his grandparents.
David is survived by his mother Kathryn CHARTRAND of Mount Ayr; two uncles Howard FAUST & wife Kathy of Mount Ayr
and Dr. Claire FAUST & wife Hazel of Mankato, MN; cousins and many good and dear friends.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, Wilson - Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home, Mount Ayr,
Iowa, with Rev. Karen MOORE officiating. Musicians were Ginny EIGHMY and Karen
Casket bearers were Brent RICKER, Kelly RICHARDS, Duane BLADES, Max BUCKNER, Dusty BARBER, Ross KING,
Merle COMER and Ron SICKELS.
Honoary pallbearers were Steve FAUST, Dr. Randy FAUST, Douglas FAUST, John FAUST, Michael
FAUST and Mike AVITT.
David was laid at rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.I have fought the
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.
Finally, there is laid up for me
which the Lord, the righteous Judge,
will give to me on that Day,
and not to me only but also
to all who have loved His appearing.
~ 2 Timothy 4:7,8
Transcription by Sharon
R. Becker, October of 2011
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