David Breckenridge Obituary

David L. Breckenridge
David L. Breckenridge

August 1, 1939 - September 1, 2020
Born in Newton, Iowa
Resided in Des Moine, Iowa
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David Leslie Breckenridge, 81, Des Moines, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines with his family at his bedside. David was born August 1, 1939 in Newton, Iowa to Alfred & Mildred (Nolin) Breckenridge, Sr. He spent most of his life in Des Moines, Newton and Monroe, Iowa.

Early in 1966 David worked as a ranch hand in Rich Hill, Missouri, eventually making his way back to Newton being employed in law enforcement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. For the greatest period of time he was a hydraulics mechanic in the concrete construction trades. Workaholic would describe David as he provided for his family, although he enjoyed photography when time permitted.

Survivors include wife, Patricia (Clark) Breckenridge, children, Phil (Carol) Breckenridge, Chris (Ted) Witthoft, Audrey (Kevin) Powell, Leslie (Roger) Dunn, Yvette (Terry) Knuth, Tracy Frye, siblings, Roger (Dianne) Breckenridge, Al (Donita) Breckenridge, Jr., Sandy (Dan) Meeker, sister in law, Joyce Breckenridge, grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.

Preceding David in death were his parents, brother, Steve Breckenridge, grandson, Derek Santry, and son in law, Erik Frye, Tracy Frye’s husband.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Grandview Park Chapel, 3211 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50317. Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Friday, at Hope Lutheran Church, 3857 E. 42nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50317, with lunch to follow. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery after lunch.

Memorials in David’s honor may be directed to Hope Lutheran Church.





Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, September 3, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Hope Lutheran Church
3857 East 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, September 4, 2020
10:30 AM
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Committal Service
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
1 Northeast 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Friday, September 4, 2020
1:00 PM
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Hope Lutheran Church
3857 East 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50317