11/3/1929 - 6/25/2020
David Huard passed away peacefully in his home in Medford, Oregon at age 90, surrounded by his family.
David was born on November 3rd, 1929, to Wilfred and Virginia Huard in Thompson, North Dakota, the youngest of seven children. He worked on the family farm until he met the love of his life, Irene, and they married in Warsaw, North Dakota in 1949. Together, a year later, they moved to Southern California to start a new life and raise their family.
He had a very strong work ethic and juggled multiple jobs simultaneously to provide for his family. David had the mind of an engineer, despite not having had any formal technical education. As a professional welder and heavy-duty equipment master mechanic, he worked many hours day and night outside in extreme temperatures and dangerous conditions to help build infrastructure such as sections of Interstate 10, known as the first freeway in Los Angeles.
David and his wife enjoyed waterskiing, bowling, and hosting family reunions. Later in life, the couple enjoyed motorhome travel and cruises. He and Irene celebrated 69 years of marriage.
David is survived by his two children: Bradford (Lydia) Huard; Sandra Park, and his four grandchildren: Keith (Karolina) Park, Kym (Rob) Park Heimplaetzer, Leanna Huard, Shannon (Danielle) Huard; two great-grandchildren: Aleksandra Park and Cecilia Huard.
He will be remembered as a trustworthy, dedicated, hard-working husband and father. He will be laid to rest in the Huard family plot in Thompson, North Dakota next to his beloved wife, Irene.
David Huard’s memorial mass will be held on Saturday, July 31st 12:00pm Noon (Central Time) at St. Jude’s Catholic Church & Cemetery at 329 Broadway St. Thompson, North Dakota.
Friends are welcome to attend.