Date of Death: May 7, 2021

Service Details

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Ninth Street United Methodist Church, 700 Ninth St., Three Rivers, with Pastor Ed Ross officiating. Private burial of cremains will be held at a later date at Riverside Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

David Randall Affhalter, 63, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2021 after six months with cancer.

He was born April 7, 1958 in Three Rivers, the son of Roger and Beth (Snyder) Affhalter.

After graduating from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1976, David worked at Essex Wire, 10 years at the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department as a turnkey, and several years as a Securitas guard at American Axle.

He enjoyed spending time in Colorado and Montana.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Beth & Roger Affhalter; grandparents, Earl & Rhoda Snyder and George & Edith Affhalter.

He is survived by his sister, Dawn Affhalter of Three Rivers; uncle, Alan (EvaAnn) Snyder of Constantine; aunt, June Affhalter of Sturgis; and several cousins.

Additional Information

Donations in David’s memory may be directed to Three Rivers Hospice or the American Cancer Society; envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers.

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  1. I have just seen this and am so sad. Dave and I have been friends for years and used to exchange Christmas cards and then that fell by the way. Did not see him much after he moved into his new home on Pulver. We went by his house all the time and would have stopped – sometimes it is so sad when friends lose touch with each other.

  2. The first time I met Dave was after my dog wandered over into his garage. My dog nudged his hand and Dave turned around to be greeted by my 130 pound shepherd. It began our neighborly relationship. I will miss our chats. Dave will be missed by my family and I.

  3. Dawn,
    So very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Dave.
    He was always funny & kind.
    Prayers & hugs,
    David & Denise Miller

  4. A heart I will never forget. A good man, a good friend, and a soul gone too soon. I was heartbroken to hear. So many good memories we shared. I will always be grateful for those. Cheers to you my sweet friend. I’ll drink a pumpkin ale each year and think of you. Love to you always. You will be deeply missed.

  5. So sad to see this has happened, Dave was a good work partner at the jail with me. He will be truly missed. RIP Dave aka Affy nickname he got working at the jail.

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