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David M. Essary Jr., 45, of 1944 E. Main St. died at 7:45 a.m. January 10, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City after a long battle with Type 1 Diabetes.
He was born May 30, 1972 in Des Moines to David M. and Emma C. Goodsell Essary.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1990, he had worked at Excel.
David was very artistic and a hard worker. He loved woodworking, fishing, building motors and working on cars.
Surviving is his mother, Emma Goodsell of Ottumwa; his father, David (Cindy) Essary of Knoxville, IA; step-father, James Hull of Ottumwa; sister, Christina (Jay) Morgan of Ottumwa; half-sister, Cassie Essary; step-siblings, Josh Essary, Bridget York, Lisa Hull, Crystal (Pat) Howell; Jackie (Mike) Kallar; Chuck (Mona) Dean and Paul Shipley.
His body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Ed Matthews officiating.
Inurnment will be in Shaul Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Published on January 16, 2018
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