David M. Lashuay

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David Matthew Lashuay, 40, died Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, Michigan, from complications due to pneumonia and sepsis. 

David lived in Gaylord at the time of his death and was a lifelong resident of northern Michigan.  He was born in Charlevoix, Michigan on July 10, 1978, firstborn son to his father, Kenneth Edward Lashuay, and his mother, Cathleen Myrtle (Schoolcraft) Lashuay (who preceded him in death).

David attended Gaylord Community Schools and Porter Creek School.  He was a talented “jack of all trades” but, especially excelled at carpentry and was a hard and dedicated worker.  He greatly enjoyed all things outdoors, had his Mom’s heart of gold and quickly became loved by all he encountered. Above all, he dearly loved his three sons and was the proudest parent imaginable.

In addition to his father, David is survived by his three beloved sons, Seth David Lashuay, Trenton Wayne Lashuay, and Deegan James Lashuay; his brother, Todd Patrick Lashuay; nephew, Avery Patrick Lashuay; grandpa, Lorenzo Schoolcraft; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandma, Thelma (Meyers) Schoolcraft; grandpa, Marion Lashuay and grandma, Rosemary (Maloney) Lashuay.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment will immediately follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Elmira, Michigan. A luncheon reception celebrating David’s life will be held at approximately 3:00 p.m. at the Hayes Township Hall, 5 miles west of Gaylord at the intersection of M-32 and Hayes Tower Road.

19 comments on “David M. Lashuay”

  1. Kathy Parrott cooper

    So sorry to hear this, Cathy lived next door to me when David was born. So sorry for your loss, Prayers.

  2. Todd, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. There is new treatment for sepsis, it is vitamin C infusions, about a 95% cure rate. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  3. Todd, on behalf of all the Ken Kuznicki family, our heartfelt thoughts are with you. Love from all of us.

  4. R.I.P. Dave you will greatly missed I will always love you. My prayers are with his family and friends. I’m glad I was honored to know what a great loving caring man you were.

  5. Dear Ken and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please except my deepest sympathies. Sending prayers for comfort today and in the days ahead.

  6. There are never words adequate to express when a parent looses their child. Prayers and thoughts are with you Ken and your entire family.

  7. Dennis and Diane Schlak

    Todd, so sorry to hear about Davey. Our love and prayers are with you. Love you.

  8. Brian Schoolcfaft

    I’m so sorry you aren’t with us anymore but glad you are now reunited with your mom, grandma and Scott in heaven. May the circle be unbroken, see you on the other side.

  9. Keith & Chris Wells

    Ken & Todd, We were so very sorry to hear about Dave. Our kids growing up with all of you seems like it was just yesterday. Dave is resting in God with his mom now, and one day we’ll see them again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Dave’s boys. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  10. Suzy DeFeyter (Wells)

    Ken, Todd and Family, So sorry for your loss. I have many memories of all of us growing up. Dave is at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Until me meet again.

  11. Todd, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I knew and worked with your mom, Cathy, and I know she was taken from the world way to early as well. I remember both you boys when you were pretty little. God Bless you.

  12. Wynonia Mankowski

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of the boys’ father. Praying for the family, and especially his sons.

  13. I am very saddened just hearing of the loss of Dave. I was actually attempting to reach out to him because he and his team did such wonderful work on our home last year. Sending loving wishes to his family and friends. Dave was a wonderful person, good hearted.

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