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David J. Courneya, 74

David J. Courneya, age 74 of Hastings died Sunday, Nov. 24 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

David was born March 20, 1939, in St. Paul, to Harold and Gertrude (Wetterlin) Courneya. He married Joan Pasicznyk on Sept. 26, 1964, at St. Austin Catholic Church in Minneapolis, and had worked as a district supervisor in the grocery business prior to retirement.

David was a great family man. His family always came first and his children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Courneya; and grandson Jacques.

David is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joan; eight children, Denise (Dick) Becker, Joe (Kris) Courneya, Jeannie Leeson (Tony Osier), Troy (BreAnne) Courneya, Tammy (Michael) Conery, Tina (Dan) Bradford, Linda Courneya, and Paul (Debra) Courneya; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; also many other family and friends.

The funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Cole Kracke, will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be held in the parish cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.

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