Dr. David Thomas Nemanic, 86, died on September 17, 2021 at the Wealshire of Bloomington.
A celebration of David’s life will be held at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral in Aurora on Saturday, October 16, 2021 with the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Barbara Hegfors will officiate.
David was born in Aurora, Minnesota, on September 10, 1935, to Joseph and Agnes (Dergantz) Nemanic. David grew up in Aurora graduating from Aurora High School in 1953. After high school, he attended Mesabi Community College, then transferred to the University of Minnesota where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. David married Arlene Buckley on September 20, 1958, and were married for 60 years.
David joined the United States Air Force in 1959 earning the rank of Captain. David was stationed in Battle Creek, Michigan before he and his family were transferred to the Izmir Air Force Base in Izmir, Turkey. David was instrumental in establishing the base’s first dental clinic. He was honorably discharged in 1963.
After he and his family returned to the United States, he practiced dentistry in Forest Lake, Minnesota until 1974 when they moved to Virginia. David joined Dental Associates in Virginia and retired after dedicating over 20 years of service to his patients on the Iron Range.
David loved the outdoors and was happiest when he was hunting and fishing with family and friends. His other passion was gardening, and was happy to share his delicious vegetables with his wonderful neighbors on Lake Leander.
David was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene; parents Joseph and Agnes Nemanic, and brother, Donald Nemanic. David is survived by his three children, Allison (David) Goulson; Joseph (Shirley) Nemanic, and Angie (Jeff Reitz) Nemanic; his grandchildren Adrienne (David) Bash, Alicia (Dustin) Heard, Claire Goulson and Carter Goulson, and his great-grandson, Quinn Bash.
David’s family would like to thank Wealshire of Bloomington and the Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice Care Team. The amazing staff cared for him with the utmost respect, dignity, and love.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of David to a charity of your choice or The Brain Donor Project (online: braindonorproject.org or mail to The Brain Donor Project, Memorial Donations, P.O. Box 111002, Naples, FL 34108) where they conduct research to prevent, diagnose, and treat neurological disorders.