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Wolfinger, David Angle 1951 - 2021


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:21

David Wolfinger, 69, of Cresco, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at St. Maryís Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Services will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown, Maryland on Friday, 2/19/21. Family will receive family & friends at 1PM, & the Memorial Service will be at 2PM. Live stream of the service can be accessed at www.rsthvn.com . Rev. Jerry Lowans will be officiating.

David Angle Wolfinger, III, was born on March 17, 1951 to David (Jetta) Wolfinger, Jr. in Hagerstown, Maryland. Upon graduation from South Hagerstown High in 1969, Dave attended Western Maryland College. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics in 1973. Following graduation, he managed various retail stores in the Eastern Midwestern United States in the 1970ís and 1980ís. In 1982 he was transferred to Rochester, Minnesota where he joined the small, struggling Calvary Baptist Church. While Dave was involved in that church, it grew from 25 members and a new minister to a membership of 600, and Dave was directing a youth ministry of over 250 children and youth. He was instrumental in starting AWANA in 1983 and was the first Calvary AWANA Commander. Sensing the call of God, Dave enrolled at Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masterís Degree in Theology in May 1988. He then returned to Rochester in the fall of 1988, and became the personal assistant to the pastor who led the church in growing to 600 members and was eventually ordained as a minister in 1993.

Even upon leaving Rochester, Dave enjoyed missionary work in California, and pastored three churches in Iowa, two of which were the Faith Independent Baptist Church in Vinton, IA in 1999, and the Faith Baptist Church in Cresco, Iowa in 2005. Needing a break from ministry, he continued his work back in retail before retiring. His most recent involvement was at the Cresco Community Chapel in Cresco, Iowa working in youth ministry, AWANA program, and teaching adult Sunday School. He loved to sing and was involved with anything musically related at church he could be a part of.

Dave enjoyed traveling with a study tour and members of the Baptist church to places such as Finland, Moscow, Ukraine, Israel, Cairo, Egypt, Rome and Italy. He also was an avid reader, volunteered at the local public schools, performed with the local Community Theatre, enjoyed bicycling and swimming, and of course, his faith.

Dave is survived by step-mother Mary Cecilia (Harbaugh) Wiebel Wolfinger, two step-sisters; Nancy (Wiebel) Shrader and Carol (Wiebel) Moleskie, along with step-nieces and step-nephews, and, numerous cousins, an uncle-in-law Horace Judd, aunt-in-law Peg Adams.

He was preceded in death by his parents David and Jetta, and an infant sister Joy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made directly to the donorís choice, or to AWANA C/O Cresco Community Chapel 24024 Highway 9 E. Cresco, IA 52136.

Source: Lindstrom Funeral Home database


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