David Dean Nuese passed 2/23/23 at Pleasant View Home, in the care of Traditions Hospice. He was 77 years 11 months and 27 days old. He was born on March 1, 1945, in Lawton, OK to Lourdes and Florence (Cooper) Nuese. He grew up in Marshall, MN, with his three younger siblings. He loved working on his grandparent’s farm in Walnut Grove, MN. He attended Holy Redeemer Catholic School and graduated in 1963. When the Vietnam Conflict began, and the draft too, he decided he would rather choose where he was going to serve than be told. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in September of 1965. He had basic training at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma before being deployed to Okinawa, Japan, where he did maintenance on airplanes. He was honorably discharged in 1968.
Upon returning to the states, he went to OK, and when he returned back to MN, he returned with two appaloosas. He and his two brothers started Triple D Appaloosa. They raised and showed horses, his favorite was RB (Running Beat) which won many awards and trophies. He also started working for the Schwans Food Company in the ice cream plant, until there was a massive fire that destroyed it. He then went to Fort Dodge, IA to assist Schwans and continue making their ice cream. He also filled in for the route drivers. After the ice cream plant was rebuilt, he went back to Marshall, and was promoted to be the supervisor in the distribution freezer.
He was united in marriage to Patsy Jean Plett of Inman, KS on November 11, 1977, at Inman Mennonite Church in Inman, KS. They were married for 45 happy years. After they were married, he both farmed, and worked for the Schwan’s Food Company. Alas, two full time jobs were too much for the young family, and he had to give up farming, his true passion. He would continue to use vacation time to help his uncles with harvest by Walnut Grove, MN for many years. He continued to work at Schwans for 38 years before retiring in 2007. He was well respected by everyone he worked with, and supervised. He was also a part of the founding group of people who started Marshall Area Christian School, now True Light Christian School in Marshall, MN. He was the person who made the bucket chairs for the school. He was an active member at Agape Fellowship in Marshall, MN as a deacon. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 0024.
He enjoyed working, farming, woodworking, gardening, fishing, hunting, guns, playing cards, trains, antiquing, especially collecting Tonka toys, driving his Harley Davidson, and spending time with his family. He was especially proud of his grandchildren and would talk to anyone who would take the time to listen.
He is survived by his wife Patsy Nuese of Inman, his children Nichole and Keith Rasmussen of Inman, and Lance Nuese of Marshall, MN; four grandchildren Dominic Nuese-Rasmussen, Alexina Rasmussen, and Xavier Rasmussen, of Inman, KS, and Willow Russ of Marshall, MN; his sister Kathy (Hank) Moore, Doylestown, PA, his brother Dennis (Peggy) Nuese, of Marshall, MN, and Duane (MaryAnn) Nuese, of Montevideo, MN, and many nieces and nephew, and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, his beloved Aunt Ruby, many aunts and uncles.