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CARMICHAEL, David Bruce 1943-2013


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 4/7/2014 at 00:34:32

[Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Thursday, December 26, 2013]

David Bruce Carmichael, 70, died at his home in Tripoli, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. He was born on Feb. 3, 1943, in Cedar Falls, the son of Arthur and Arlynn (Rumble) Carmichael. He married Sally Idso on Feb. 8, 1964, in Preston, Minn. David worked at Titus Manufacturing for three years and John Deere as a supervisor at Waterloo Works for 39½ years, retiring in 2005.

David was an avid snowmobiler and served in all offices of the Snohawks snowmobile club which he founded in 1969. He was a member of the Iowa State Snowmobile Association (ISSA) in which he held the following offices: Assistant region director, region director, vice president, president and treasurer. David co-founded the Emergency Funding Committee (EFC) of ISSA and served as president and treasurer. He was featured in the Snowmobile Magazines as the “Most Valuable Snowmobiler.” David was the co-founder of ISSA Education and Scholarship Foundation and served as treasurer. He was inducted into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame in 2005 and served as a board member and treasurer. He was inducted into the Iron Dog Brigade (prestigious group of snowmobilers who have made a HUGE impact on the sport of snowmobiling). David was the International Snowmobile groomer of the year in 2009. He and Sally received the 2013 ISSA Lifetime Service Award. David was an avid hunter and fisherman. He and Sally loved to camp and go on long road trips with their fifth-wheel camper, which included an 8,400 mile trip in three provinces of Canada and 14 states in 53 days in July and August of 2013.

David is survived by his wife, Sally Carmichael of Tripoli; one son, Brian (Angie) Carmichael of Aplington; one daughter, Kimberly Carmichael of Vinton; three grandchildren, Kayla (Zach) Wayne, and Hunter and Bryce Carmichael; two great-grandchildren, Karder and Tate Wayne; one brother, Bob (Chris) Carmichael of Unionville, Mo.; three sisters, June Ceaglske, Nancy (Kim) Dutler and Jean Haes, all of Cedar Falls; one brother-in-law, Dick Melick of Cedar Falls; and one sister-in-law, Shirley Carmichael of Pharr, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Art Carmichael Jr.; and one sister, Anne “Susie” Melick.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to ALS association and Iowa State Snowmobile Association Scholarship Foundation.


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