David John Shepherd Sr., age 75 of New Braunfels, TX, formerly of Moorhead,
MN and Whitehall, WI, died on November 17, 2019 in the Northeast Methodist
Hospital in Live Oak, TX.
David was born on February 9, 1944 in Newport, RI to Gordon and Mary
Shepherd. He was a 1962 graduate of the Whitehall High School. David attended
the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse prior to his enlistment in the United States
Air Force. He served 21 & ½ years prior to his retirement in 1986. David served
many tours of duty overseas including, Thailand, Germany and Iceland.
After retiring from the military he became the owner and operator of Dave’s Bar
in Whitehall. Following twenty plus years in the bar business, Dave sold it and
retired in 2010. In 2011 he moved to Moorhead, MN with his significant other,
Rita Barnard. They moved to New Braunfels, TX in June of 2019.
David is survived by his significant other, Rita Barnard; two sons, David J. (Lisa)
Shepherd Jr. and Michael (Kim) Shepherd; six grandchildren, five great-
grandchildren, five siblings, Daniel (Margie) Shepherd, Diane (Frank) Roesler,
Donna Shepherd, Dyck (Jean) Shepherd and Dean (Susan) Shepherd and many
nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in the
Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall with Mr. Scott Brown officiating. Burial with
military rites conducted by the Hutchins-Stendahl American Legion Post #191
will be in the Lincoln Cemetery in Whitehall.
Friends may call one half hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the David Shepherd Memorial
Fund or the Parkinson’s Foundation.
The Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family with arrangements.