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David Eugene Weeding

February 3, 1943 — April 22, 2024

David Eugene Weeding was born on February 3, 1943, in Minneapolis, MN to Paul and Genevieve Weeding. He died at home on Bainbridge Island, WA on April 22, 2024. David suffered a severe cardiac event on December 22, 2023, and spent the last 4 months of his life in hospitals or Care Centers, trying to rehabilitate and recover from severe secondary infections. Throughout that period, he maintained his keen mind and sense of humor.

David graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis in 1961. In 1965, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in History and Political Science. He married his first wife, Judy, in June 1965. Together they had two children, Terri and Tony, whom they raised in Bloomington, Illinois, and Bloomington, MN. David built a large addition to their home and built another house (as a side job to his professional career.)

David worked as a software engineer, project manager, and VP of IT for State Farm Insurance, West Publishing, Target Corporations, Perkins LLC, and Team Electronics. He then became a personnel recruiter for Source EDP.

In 1990, he met Mary Gerber in Minneapolis, and they were married on February 16, 1991. At the same time, he launched his remodeling business, House Lift. David grew House Lift over 13 years, before selling it. In 2003, David and Mary retired to the Pacific Northwest (Port Townsend) where David pursued his love of boating and building. He constructed a workshop in Port Townsend and started turning out lovely pieces of furniture for family, friends, and repairs for those who needed his help.

David acquired a trawler (The Emerald Star) in Port Townsend. He meticulously planned and embarked on many water adventures throughout Puget Sound, around Vancouver Island, Alaska, Victoria, Seattle, Tacoma, and more. He was active in the Port Townsend Yacht Club and served in numerous leadership positions, including Commodore in 2008.

In 2015, David and Mary moved to Bainbridge Island to a house on a beautiful piece of waterfront property. The house had a large new garage attached to the house via a covered walkway. And so… another workshop was born AFTER moving all the equipment from PT. Together David and Mary completely remodeled the old house and finished most of the work by spring 2017. David then turned his attention to further enhancing his furniture-building skills and produced many beautiful pieces for family and friends. In the last months of his life, his only desire was to get back to his shop.

David is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter Terri Weeding (Dave Bresadola) of Greenacres, WA and his son Tony Weeding (Ann) from Scottsdale, AZ; Granddaughters Emma Riebe (Daniel), from Flagstaff, AZ, and Anna Bresadola from Bellevue, WA. Step Granddaughters Elisa Voight (Michael) from South Jordan, UT, and Jenna Bresadola from NYC. He is also survived by his siblings Pat, Debbie, Kathy, and John.

David will be deeply missed by his family and the many friends and neighbors he knew and loved in Minnesota, Port Townsend, and Bainbridge Island.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island at 4 pm on May 31, 2024. There will be a party following the service in the church hall.

Memorials in David’s name can be made to Habitat for Humanity or the Arbor Tree Foundation.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David Eugene Weeding, please visit our flower store.

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