DAVID CITY — Dennis "Don" C. Svoboda, 85, of David City, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at david place in David City.
A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be Saturday in Appleton Assumption. Viewing will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with a 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary.
Memorials may be made to Masses, Appleton Assumption Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.
Don was born on May 17, 1932, at David City to James J. and Rose (Samek) Svoboda. He farmed for most of his life. He was a member of Appleton Assumption Catholic Church all of his life. He was a past president of the Pork Feeders Association, Bruno School Board and Assumption Parish Council. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and past Grand Knight and District Deputy Director. He was also a lifetime member of the Fr. McGivney Service Award of Council 1717. He was also a past member of the Butler County Rural Public Power District Board.
After moving to David City, Don and MaryAnn quickly became known for their farmers market, where they would sell sweetcorn, vegetables, melons and other various produce.
Don is survived by his wife, MaryAnn; sons Galen (Mary) Svoboda of Pierce and Greg (Judy) Svoboda and Gary Svoboda, both of Bruno.; two sisters Darlene Sloup of David City and Delores (Mark) Landholm of Columbus; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother Don.
Arrangements by Chermok Funeral Home of David City.
Online tributes may be shared at www.chermokfuneralhome.com.