David W. Eischens Sr., 59, resident of White Earth, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes.
David Wayne Eischens Sr. was born January 11, 1958 in White Earth, MN to Eugene and Florence (Ortley) Eischens. As a young boy he lived with his family in Park Rapids and Minneapolis before permanently moving back to the Park Rapids area in 1974. After he finished high school, David started working for Walsh's Tree Farm and later Pritchard's Tree Farm both in Park Rapids. He also worked as a custodian at the Park Rapids Middle School and as a bingo caller at Golden Eagle Bingo Hall.For many years he was the head custodian at Circle of Life School in White Earth until his health started to decline.
David enjoyed his trips to Shoot Star Casino, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, as well as time spent in his "Man Cave". He had a wonderful sense of humor and will be dearly missed by his family.
David is survived by his life partner, Bobbi Jo Thompson of White Earth, children: David Jr (Shawna) Eischens of Ponsford, Steven (Stephanie) French of Bemidji, Lucas French of Bemidji, Eric (Candaice) Eischens of Ponsford, Tammara Eischens of Ponsford and Maureen "Moe" Eischens of White Earth, Mitchell (Laura) Thompson of Waubun, Laura Thompson of White Earth, Samantha Fasthorse of Mahnomen, William Fasthorse of White Earth, Cheyenne (Bill) Fasthorse of Detroit Lakes, Justine Fasthorse of Mahnomen, Isaiah Thompson of White Earth, Trishell Thompson of White Earth, Aaron Fasthorse of White Earth, and 28 Grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings: Lori (Wayne) Eischens of Bagley, Eugene (Val) Eischens of Minneapolis, Renee (Steve) McCarren of Park Rapids and Tanya Eischens of Minneapolis.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and three daughters: DaVonne Eischens, Gina Thompson, Becky Thompson; numerous aunts and uncles.