Date of Death: April 12, 2020

Service Details

In accordance with the family’s wishes cremation has taken place and a public service will be held on a later date.

Obituary Notice

David Forrest Shingledecker, age 49, of Three Rivers, MI passed away peacefully April 12, 2020 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI. David was born on June 8, 1970 the son of Bud and Dorothy Shingledecker.
On June 7, 1997 David was united with Juanita Shingledecker in holy matrimony. She meant everything to him. His wife Juanita is still at Borgess Hospital battling COVID-19.
David graduated from Vicksburg High School class of 1989. He was employed at International Paper for over twenty years and was an avid member of their local union The United Steel Workers Local 2-1033.
David was an avid outdoors man and he loved fishing. He was a member of the Battle Creek Steel Headers. He loved taking his grandchildren fishing. Some of the places he enjoyed fishing at were Corey Lake, Lake Michigan, and Lake Erie. He was a big Star Wars fan and enjoyed going to the movies with his wife. He also enjoyed watching wrestling. He was a big fan of Ford trucks and always teased anyone driving anything else.
David was a loving husband, Father, Papa and friend. He was all about his family all the time. He would always want his children around him and enjoyed having summer cookouts with pool time. He loved his animals, they were like children to him, Lucy his dog and Angel his cat.
He had a wild sense of humor and always tried to make everyone happy especially his grandchildren. He liked playing games online with the grand kids. He was always a big people person, not afraid to talk to anyone and was the kind of guy that would help anyone with anything.
Left to cherish his loving memory are his wife: Juanita Shingledecker; children: Harley Shingledecker, Michelle (Josh) Ash, and John (Apolonia) Mukka, Jenifer (Ryan) Mukka, and Jessica (Derek) Mukka; and fifteen grandchildren that he loved with all his heart.

Additional Information

Memorials made in David’s memory may be directed to the family c/o Michelle Ash. Envelopes are available and can be mailed to Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. A few weeks have passed now and still can’t believe you’re gone. It doesn’t seem real. I’ll never forget the fun we had fishing all those years ago or the level head you kept on your shoulders when we had a friend in great need, or you and I in my 81 Regal, lol. Those were some great times brother. Sending prayers for you and your family. Rest easy Dave and I’ll see ya when I get called home. The world sure lost a great man and friend. Peace.

  2. Worked with Dave many years and shared many laughs. As other people have said Dave would help out in many ways but the his best way was making work days go by better. Dave will be missed by many.

  3. So sorry for your loss… Dave was a great guy to work with and all ways messing with me… he will be missed… my heart goes out to the family… fish on brother…Miss you…3

  4. Sissy I am here for you.. I know what you will be going thru and will do my best to help you thru each milestone. May God bring you peace and strength in the coming days. Sending all my love to and the kids and grandkids..He fought a good fight..Lots of love

  5. Sorry for your loss. I worked with Dave since the time he started. Hadn’t been in touch with him since I retired last summer. Had lots of conversation with him about boats and fishing. He will be missed.

  6. Went to school with Dave and my brother and him were really good friends 😊 He was very funny and a great friend he will be missed. Prayers for his family and we r really praying for his wife🙏🙏

  7. Our hearts are broken Kenny and I will never forget the time you came to Arkansas to fish on the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers or the time we came to Michigan to fish with you on the lakes around there. You will be miss by many. May you RIP. Kenny and Deborah Coats.

  8. David was such a kind and loving person. He has always loved to make people laugh.. He use to fight with his sister Wanda just to make her chase him.. then laugh at her when she caught up to him…Loved jumping off the boat anchored way out in lake Michigan and swimming with all the cousin’s. We all loved it.. Fishing the big lakes ALWAYS a family favorite . Setting around the campfires just laughing and laughing. My heart is so broken.. May you forever rest in peace, my sweet sweet cousin.. I will miss you forever, until we meet again.. May you be greeted with open arm’s by the rest of the family.

  9. I had the pleasure of working with Dave for 18 years, he was a kind soul and loved to laugh.
    Always loved talking about his wife, children and grandchildren.

    He was a joy to know.

  10. i am so very sorry for your loss. i loved David so very much. He was such a sweet and loving person. He will be missed so very much by many. He is with his Mom,whom he loved very much, his Dad and sister Wanda, who God took to soon also. He also has many other loved ones to be with. He leaves many cousins, and other relatives who will miss him always. He brought joy and laughter to all who knew him. Rest in Peace with our Lord Jesus, We will meet again one day. It will take my heart a long time to mend from losing you dear nephew.

  11. My dear shinglepecker family, I am so sorry to hear of this passing, stay strong , my prayers are with you, hes up there fish8ng with some good people now.. please th8nk of him smiling and joking, not how he is now…love ya all

  12. He was a wonderful father who brought a family together with so much love in his heart . Words can not express how much he will be missed and the love we as his children have for him..

  13. Many prayers to the family I knew Dave for many years of racing cars and fixing cars he showed up one day and never really left until we all got older he was such a goofball that loved to make ya laugh so many fond memories growing up with him my prayers to his wife for healing hands and to his family for a sense of peace.

  14. Prayers continue for David wife and family.. Know this small city has lost one of the greatest men id ever know.. Biggest heart.. RIP David aka suicidal his CB handle.. Hope your tagging in the sky w your good friend Steve Burnman.. Keep catching the big ones.

    • I ment Dave at work. I started at Werhauser shortly after Dave. We hunted some but mostly fished. I got him into trolling the big lakes and he never look at back. Over the years we had many great trips. My whole family fished with him. My wife Myra, my kids Scott & Dana and my sister-in-law Cindy and her friend Jenell. As I got older I fished less & not as hard. I still fished with Dave. He kept me in the game. He was a dear friend and we will truly miss him. My heart goes out to his family.

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