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David Alan Youngerman

David Alan Youngerman, 67, died peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2024 in his home surrounded by loved ones.

A funeral service for David Youngerman will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charles City. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City.

David Alan Youngerman
David Alan Youngerman

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home in Charles City and will continue one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

David “Dave” was born on Sept. 25, 1956 to Helen (Leymaster) and Wilhelm Youngerman in Charles City, Iowa. He was born and raised on a farm that has been in the family for 156 years. He graduated from Charles City High School in 1975 and attended DMACC studying machine tool finishing in 1976. David worked at Charles City Community School District as a school bus driver, and drove 36 years, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed saying good morning and good night to hundreds of students over the years, getting them to and from school safely. David met his sweetheart driving school bus, and married Karen Bass on July 15, 1987. David and Karen farmed side by side for 40 years, retiring in 2017.

David was a farm boy through and through. When he was hospitalized at one point, he said that he’s never been inside for more than a day, and loved working in his shop or working in the yard. David took conservation very seriously, and together with his wife planted thousands of trees. He knew every rock and plant on his many acres of land. David loved tractor pulling, and was very good. He pulled an International 460 and won first place many, many years.

David and Karen enjoyed traveling when he was a “Youngerman” (his favorite joke), and especially loved going to Colorado, and made it to see the redwoods in California, a bucket list item for David.

David enjoyed music, and played cello through school, making All-State Honor Orchestra in 1973 and 1974. He was extremely proud when his daughter picked cello and played into college, and even more elated when his granddaughter started playing cello last year. David loved telling people that there is a third generation cellist in the family.

David is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Karen, his daughter Jenni (Drew) Miller, step sons David (Nichole) Bohner and Doug (Kristy) Bohner, grandchildren Josey (Evan) Bohner, Taylor (Zach) Brewer, Clayton (Chelsea) Bohner, Ryley Bohner, Derrick (Hollie) Tobin, Maddie (Marcus) Brandt, Mya (Micah) Sedars, Emersyn Miller and Hadleigh Miller; and great grandchildren Hayden, Rowan and Dylan Grummit, Axton and Krew Brewer, Weston, McKenleigh and Coraline Bohner, Rylee, Jace, Nova and Ivy Tobin, Keagan and Waylon Brandt, his sister, Judy Brooks, mother-in-law Karen (Denny) Shearman; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law Ruth Chestek and father-in-law Russ Bass, and three siblings, William Youngerman, Sara Youngerman, and Susan Marth.

The family would like to thank St. Croix Hospice and Charles City Medical Center and Clinic, especially Joanne Starr, for the wonderful care.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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