David Laurence Poncin, age 76 of Cleveland, died Thursday, December 8, 2011 at Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter.
A private memorial service will be held at St. Peter Funeral Home. A celebration of David's life will be held at the Redman Club in St. Peter from 11 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2011. Burial will take place at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed toward the St. Peter Area Hospice. St. Peter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
David was born September 18, 1935 to Sydney and Mildred (Hill) Poncin in St. Peter, MN. He graduated from St. Peter High School and attended one year of Vo-Tech Schooling. David was in the U.S. Army serving in Korea for two years. He was employed as a truck driver for Cotter Company out of Mankato. David was a lifetime member of the Legion and a member of the VFW and Redman Club. He enjoyed motorcycles, hunting, bird-watching and scenic drives.
David is survived by his wife, Carol of Cleveland; children, Tim (Lorraine) Poncin of New Prague; Chris (Jennifer) Poncin of Penryn, CA; Kim (Keith Brown) Miller of Brooklyn Park; Brad (Tena) Haugdahl of St. Peter; DeeAnn Dahlke of Willmar; Steve (Paula) Haugdahl of Eagan; Jim (Sadie) Haugdahl of Eagan; Jon (Kathy) Haugdahl of Hayes, VA; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herb (Louise) Poncin of Nicollet; Steve (Clarice) Poncin of Hastings; many nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gary Poncin. Dave thought this was a "Wonderful World".