On June 23, 2019, Michigan fanatic, David A. Hoenshell, age 66, peacefully awoke in the arms of the Lord.

David was born Dec. 24, 1952, in Owosso, to Harold and Alice (Sheldon) Hoenshell.

He was a proud graduate of Owosso High School, class of 1971, and continued his education at Northern Michigan University. David honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. David was an avid sports fanatic and enjoyed playing, coaching, umpiring, mentoring, and watching. One of the greatest joys in his life was maintaining the baseball and football fields, where he was employed with Owosso Public Schools for 30 years. He retired in 2015.

He was a member of the First Church of Christ his whole life. On May 4, 1979, he married Suzanne Marble after proposing to her “Hey babe, do you want to be on my team?” They enjoyed 40 sports-filled years together.

In 1979 he added his first teammate, a daughter Denae, who brought Ross Hensler and Cole in on the roster. In 1981, he gained yet another teammate with his son Scott, who brought Amy Shelp, Danika, Maddison, Mikayla, and baby girl due in September, hitting backup.

Dave thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Family and friendships meant everything to him.

David his survived by his wife, children, and grand c h i l-

dren. Sister Lindy (Hoenshell) Brooks, brother Terry (Debie) Hoenshell, and many nieces, nephews, cousins who loved him unconditionally.

He was predeceased in death by both parents, beloved brother-in-law Fred Brooks, and special cousin Elizabeth Wilson.

One last request we all have for David is that the Michigan Wolverines please beat the Ohio State Buckeyes. Go Blue, baby.

Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at the First Church of Christ, 585 E North St. in Owosso.

Prior to the funeral service the family will receive friends at the Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelson-house.com

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