David A. Bishop, 78, of St. Charles, MN died on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.
David was born on November 24, 1939, in Rochester, MN to Lester and Alfrieda (Kuehl) Bishop. He was raised in St. Charles and Milwaukee and attended St. Charles High School before entering the United States Marine Corp in 1957, and was discharged in 1963. David was united in marriage with Lois Schellhammer on February 10, 1962. He worked for Hoosier Construction, Wolter Lumber Company, Home Appliance for nine years before going to work with his Dad at St. Charles Welding and Machining. In 1973, he invented and received a patent for a mechanical seal for a trickling filter to replace the mercury seal being used in sewage disposal systems.
David was a member of the St. Charles United Methodist Church, American Legion, Moose Club, Rising Sun Masonic Lodge, Sportsman's Club and he played a role in the creation of Jessen's Park in St. Charles. He also was involved in a few horse organizations: NCHA, MCHA, and the NCRCHA. In his spare time, David enjoyed horses, hunting, camping, fishing, water skiing, and hiking, especially at the Grand Canyon.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lois; three daughters: Karin (Tony) Duncan of Okinawa, Japan; Kathy (Mark) Annis of Rosemount, MN, and Susie Sullivan of Cave Creek, AZ. grandchildren: Matthew (Angie) Kowalzyk, Madison Sullivan, Jack Sullivan. Erik Annis, Michelle (Justin) Riley, Mike Duncan, and Erica Duncan; 5 great-grand-children; and his sister, Carole Mahoney of Austin, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim; and nephew, Jeff.
There will be a funeral service for David at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the St. Charles United Methodist Church in St. Charles with The Reverend Heather E. Klason officiating. Military Honors by St. Charles American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War Posts will follow outside of church immediately after the service. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in St. Charles and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
In Lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Mayo Hospice or to the St. Charles United Methodist Church.
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