David Francis Kral, age 69, of rural Taylor, died on Friday, June 11, 2021 in his
home.
David was born on November 30, 1951 in Rockwell, IA to James & Mary (Ptacek)
Kral. He attended grade school at Sacred Heart until 1959 when the family moved
to Taylor where he grew up on the family farm in Trump Coulee. He graduated
Valedictorian of Taylor High School in 1969. He received his B.B.A in Finance in
1973 from UW Madison and remained a proud Badger Alumni. He completed his
Masters Degree in Business Administration in 1988. David got his start after
college at the Chicago Board of Trade and soon after landed a job at Case IH in
1975 in Racine. He remained with Case lH until 2009 when he tried to retire but
was recruited back for his expertise to lead a project at Fort McCoy. He officially
retired in 2014. During his tenure at Case, he traveled far and often, experiencing
all that life had to offer and leaving an impression everywhere he went.
David lived life by his own rules doing what he wanted while always remaining a
loyal and dependable friend, neighbor, son, brother and uncle. There was nothing
he wouldn’t try and was always expanding his knowledge and experiences from
softball, to skydiving and to dance classes. He was an avid fisherman, historian,
conservationist, advocate for the environment, loyal community member, euchre
card player and friend to all who met him.
After retirement, David devoted his time to the family farm, creating a sanctuary
for animals, trees, birds, fish and himself. He was a member of the Taylor Rod &
Gun Club, Beaches Corner Tractor Club, Town of Franklin Chairman, President of
the Trump Coulee Cemetery, member of the Northern Nut Grower Association
and numerous other worthwhile organizations.
David is survived by his sister Paulette and many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brothers Clarence,
Maynard and his nephew Kirk.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 12-4:00 p.m. at the
Taylor Rod and Gun Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted on his behalf to be donated at a
later time.
The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.

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