The son of Edna and Melvin Seitz, he was born December 11, 1932 in Billings, Montana.
He attended school in Billings, Montana graduating in 1951 from Billings Senior High School.
He married the love of his life, Sharon Childers in 1953.
David’s college education was interrupted with service in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Montana at Missoula in 1958 with a degree in Business Administration, he began working for the U.S. Forest Service.
His life long career with the U.S. Forest Service ended with his retirement September 30, 1994 from the Panhandle National Forest in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where he had been the Budget and Finance Officer.
David loved the outdoors and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and was an avid sportsman, bird hunter, and fly fisherman.
He was well known in the Northwest for his passion for fly fishing and his talent for tying flies.
He was unselfish in sharing his fishing hot spots and unique fly patterns.
David leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Sharon, son Steven, daughter Teresa Neel and her husband Jerry, granddaughter Rachel Noble and her husband Jerry, great-grandsons Sage and Gunnar, and his sister Melva Karle and her husband Tom.
A memorial will be planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made in David’s name to the Montana Wildlife Federation - www.montanawildlife.com Please visit David’s online memorial at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com and sign his guest book.
Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d’ Alene, ID