from published obituary:
David Dennis Streich, age 52, of Howard Lake, passed away
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Fairview-University Hospital, Minneapolis, due to
complications of leukemia.
David was born Feb. 25, 1950, the son of Harlan and Rachel
(nee Yager) Streich of Howard Lake. He was baptized at St. James Lutheran
Church, Howard Lake, and confirmed in his faith at Redeemer Lutheran Church,
He graduated from Wayzata High School and served his country
from 1970 to 1973 in the army stationed in Germany for a portion of his service
He married Laurie Ann Peterson of St. Louis Park April 10,
1976. Their 26 years together were blessed with two children. David's profession
was a diesel mechanic. Outside of work he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
David was diagnosed with leukemia last November. After
numerous chemotherapy treatments and set-backs, he finally received a bone
marrow transplant in June of this year.
He developed Graft-vs-Host Disease, which is a complication
from the transplant, making it necessary for him to receive treatments daily at
the University Hospital, and undergo another round of chemotherapy.
Last month he learned the leukemia had returned and he had to
make the choice to fight the Graft-vs-Host Disease or the leukemia.
He fought long and hard, hoping to go ice fishing this winter
but, on Oct. 5, he was instead called to his eternal rest at the age of 52
years, seven months, and 10 days.
David was preceded in death by his father Harlan Streich,
mother-in-law Ann Peterson, grandparents Fritz and Gladys Yager and Ted and
Minnie Streich, and uncles Ed Hecht and Harvey Treichler.
He is survived by his wife Laurie; son and daughter-in-law
Charles and Dusty Streich, along with his expected grandchild, of Silver Lake;
daughter Melanie Streich of Howard Lake and close friend, Tom Miller, of
He is also survived by his mother Rachel Streich of Hopkins,
sister and brother-in-law Rosalie and Gerald LaMott of Richfield, brothers Craig
and wife Debbie of Maple Grove, and Gaylen of Hopkins; nieces, nephews, and a
host of relatives and friends.
Arrangements were made by the Cremation Society of Minnesota,
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at St. James
Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, with Rev. Michael Nirva and Rev. Martin Schoenfeld
The organist was Nancy Butterfass.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002