David Lyle Fields

Born: Sun., Nov. 21, 1948
Died: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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David Lyle Fields, age 70, passed away in Staples, MN on November 11, 2019, from complications of MDS.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodland Hills Funeral Home in Mankato. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held November 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at North Mankato American Legion Post 518.
David grew up in North Mankato, attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, and graduated from Mankato High School in 1967. He proudly served in the Army Reserve 492nd ENG Co from 1970-1977. He was a 3rd generation bricklayer and life member of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftsworkers for 50 years. He was a charter member of North Mankato American Legion Post 518, a member of Holy Rosary Parish, and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5551.
David was an avid deer hunter and he loved to fish. He retired to the Pequot Lakes area to enjoy the woods and the water. David was a generous spirit who would do anything for anyone who needed a hand. Due to the health challenges he faced later in life he always reminded people to donate blood or give to the Red Cross. He was most proud of his military service, being a bricklayer, and his four daughters.
David is survived by Molly, his wife of 50 years, his four daughters, Rebecca (Greg) Grunig, Catherine (Dave) Nelson, Patricia Fields, and Sook Ja Nam, siblings, Lynn Reed, Dale Fields, and Leslie Fields, grandsons Tyler Cromwell and Gaius Hensley, three step-grandchildren, Brandon Grunig, Michael Nelson, and Dylan Nelson, and many wonderful family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Elaine Fields.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to Schola Foundation at Loyola Catholic School to support Catholic education or the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of MN to support hunting and fishing opportunities for veterans.

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Sally Harloff
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Sally and Bob Harloff, Surprise AZ

Steve & Nancy McGillis
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Our hearts ache for you, Molly, & girls.

Love, Hugs & Prayers.

Kathy Hanson
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Molly and family. Dave was always a good one to visit and enjoy family gatherings.

Jeanne and Dick O'Neill
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Molly and Girls...
It is with great sadness I am offering my condolences to you...
Dave was always quite a guy whenever we visited Minnesota...he always made one feel so loved...he always asked about our family...he would share of himself...sharing his hunting successes...different meat snacks...
Dave will be missed...and remembered by who he was...
Prayers, hugs and Love

Joe Finley
   Posted Sat November 16, 2019
Dear Molly, Dave's family and friends...

My heart is heavy for your loss. I will pray that God's love lightens your sadness.
Rest easy, Dave.


Cindy & Larry Braam
   Posted Tue November 19, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to David's family. He was always so friendly and helpful as a neighbor on German Lake and later when he built our fireplace in Kasota. He will be missed.

Tim Kelly
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
Dear Molly and girls: With sadness I offer you my condolences in the loss of Dave. He became a good friend through the masonry work that got us together. He helped us in several projects that without him, I would not have been able to complete, or even take on. Our friendship took me Lake of the Woods fishing the only time I was up there. We stayed with his uncle Jim, caught a lot fish and laughs. Some how a weasel got into Dave's truck and made a hell of mess, on that trip. Kris (my son) and I appreciated all the help he gave us.
Honestly, we just last week said how we should call the old boy and see how things were going. A lesson again in life, don't wait to call an old friend. God bless you Molly and girls. If you need anything let me know. Farewell Dave, many thanks and take it easy up there fishing!

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