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David S. Nettleton

December 23, 1948 — August 6, 2022

   David S. Nettleton, 73, of Sioux City, IA passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

   Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Morningside Lutheran Church in Sioux City. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the service. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel (6200 Morningside Ave.) in Sioux City.

   David Samuel Nettleton, the son of Guy and Bethel (Forsling) Nettleton, was born December 23, 1948 in Sioux City. He graduated from East High in Sioux City with the class of 1967. David furthered his education by receiving a bachelor’s degree at Briar Cliff and later received his master’s degree from the University of South Dakota.

   David began his career teaching at Macy, NE then worked at the Boys and Girls Home in Sioux City for many years.  He finished his teaching career at North High in Sioux City where he taught History and English until his retirement in 2003.

   David was united in marriage to Cheryl DeVries on December 24, 1968 in Fairview, SD and this union was blessed with three children: Danny, Steve, and Leisa. David and Cheryl later divorced.

   David married Sherry Bauerly on July 20, 1984 in Sioux City and welcomed Jim (Corrin) Bauerly and Deb (Rick) Twyford into his life.

   David was very patriotic, enjoyed American history, hunting and fishing, and also enjoyed caring for his dogs.  His passion was traveling West to the mountains exploring American historic sites.

   David is survived by his wife, Sherry; three children: Danny (Jen) Nettleton, Steve (Deidre) Nettleton, and Leisa (Keith) Burkhart; grandchildren: Blake Nettleton, Chloe Nettleton, Loryn Nettleton, Zach Ryan, Tyler Nettleton (Priscilla), Nathan (Jessica) Ryan, Brooke Nettleton, Lance Burkhart, Daylon Stapp, Drayton Stapp, and Delaney Stapp, Chelon (Mike) Busch, Wade Dalke, Chad Bauerly, Danielle Bauerly; great grandchildren: Asic Ryan and Ryder Nettleton, Will Busch, McKayla Busch, Brooks Bauerly, Kashton Bauerly; one sister, Lori (Jim) Engler; one sister-in-law, MaryLynn Nettleton; other relatives and many friends.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard “Dick” Nettleton.

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