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“I just wanted to let David's Family know that our prayers are with them during this difficult time. My start in this business was with the EIGI...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Mark Furniss - Terre Haute, IN

“My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all who knew and loved Dave. He will be missed terribly by many. Your faith and family...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie Richards - Milwaukee, WI

“I am very sorry David is gone, He was and is a very wonderful Man. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his family for Easter in 1980. David and...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Diane P. Slater-Sheetz - CO

“My heart felt sympathy goes out to the family. Dave was a great person and brothers couldn't be any closer than Dave and Joe. May you all cherish all...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Ken Ferris

“I always enjoyed talking with Dave when I saw him at school functions. Always had a smile, so friendly. Dave generously invited my sons, Josh and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Terry and Elaine Byrne Davenport

“Our hearts are broken for you . We are praying for God to grant you the strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time, and going forward. ...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Sara Brecht - IA

“David will be missed deeply. We send your entire family and everyone at EIG our sympathies. ~Matt & gigi ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Matt Viner & Gigi Stafne - WI

“My condolences and deepest sympathies extend to you during this difficult time. Dave was a great friend to the Federal Grain Inspection Service and I...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Eric Jabs - Kansas City, MO

“Karla and I send our condolences. Daves Dad and my Dad worked together many years ago and so did Dave and I. Second generation He will ube missed. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Mike and Karla Fraser - Davenport, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Bob, Nancy, Lindsey and Andrew Juarez ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Juarez - davenport, IA

“what a frtend! a thanks to dave from all of us for sharing the love of the outdoors with us. we will never foget the times we had on our farms...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: bob and rob neel - canton, IL

“To a wonderful family. Our hearts break for you. Please know we are sending love, prayers and positive energy your way. With sympathy, The Farrell...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Annie Farrell - Davenport, IA

“Dear Kandice, and Family, Joe , Pam & Family, Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all of you at David's passing. Please know you are all in our...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Brian & Marietta (Boston) Sippy - CO

“While there are no words to help ease the loss that you bear, know that you are close in every thought and prayer. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Michael Nahra - Streamwood, IL

“Kandice, Weston, Brennan, and Kayleigh-- Our hearts are filled with such sorrow and sadness for each of you. We pray for the strength and love and...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Dana and Ron Welser - Davenport, IA

“Dave always treated me with kindness and respect.I felt i was more of a coworker of his rather than an employee.His generousity and sense of humor...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Brian Dominiczak - Milwaukee, WI

“My heart goes out to the whole family. When I first started providing home daycare 15 years ago, the Slater kids where one of my first families. Dave...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Gloria English-Wilson - Davenport, IA


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for David P. Slater, 50, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:00 A.M., Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division Street, Davenport. Visitation, followed by a prayer service, will be Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, Davenport, IA. There will be an additional visitation at church Thursday prior to mass from 9:00 A.M to 9:45 A.M. Burial will take place in Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa. Mr. Slater died Saturday, October 20, 2012, in a boating accident.

David Patrick Slater was born on January 30, 1962, in Davenport, a son of Joseph L. and Maxine (Panek) Slater, Sr. He was united in marriage to Kandice Marcussen on July 1, 1989.

Dave was a graduate of Davenport West High School and received a degree in Business from Iowa State University in 1984. He owned Eastern Iowa Grain Inspection and Weighing Service. Dave was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

Dave was the consummate family and people person. His talents were obvious to all who knew him, whether old friends or new acquaintances. You were never a stranger for long once he shook your hand. His wit and quick mind would put everyone at ease.

He worked non-stop and his energy was boundless, as those who worked with him and for him would attest. As a father and family man he was even more committed. His wife and children will have more than a lifetime of memories to cherish. Family get-togethers were not complete without Dave.

Dave was passionate in his love for the outdoors. His idea of a perfect day included walking the trails, operating the dozer, and riding 4-wheelers with his kids at the Wapsi. He loved taking his kids on fishing excursions in Alaska and elsewhere. Dave's exploits on the ski slopes were legendary, as witnessed humorously by many family members.

Dave's dedication to wildlife conservation ideals led him to be instrumental in waterfowl habitat and preservation in Iowa and Illinois.

Dave is survived by his wife Kandice and their children, Weston, Brennan, and Kayleigh, all of Davenport; his brother Joseph (Pamela) Slater, Jr., his nephew and niece, Joey and Mackensie, all of Long Grove; his mother and father-in-law, Kermit and Arlene Marcussen of Harlan, Iowa; sister in law and brother in law Jeannine and Lloyd Thomas of Fort Collins, CO.; and brother in law and sister in law Lynn and Tricia Marcussen of Orange, CA.

David was preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew, Jacob Slater. May they rest in peace.

Donations may be made to the Slater family in anticipation of establishing a wildlife conservation fund for future educational programs or purposes.