David W. Duehlmeier, 66, of Boise, died Sunday, November 2, 1997 after a valiant battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Dry Creek Cemetery.David was born on January 23, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to William C. and Elsie Nagel Duehlmeier. He was raised and educated in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he graduated from South High School. He completed a mission for the LDS Church and served in the US Army. Upon his discharge, he returned to Utah and attended the University of Utah, graduating in 1960 with a Masters Degree in Social Work. He married Corrie Coomans. They moved to Idaho in 1960 where David was employed by State Hospital North. They then moved to Lewiston for a Federal project for the North Idaho Children's Home. In 1965, they moved to Boise and accepted a position with Ada County Mental Health. David participated in writing and implementing Idaho's first comprehensive Community Mental Health Program. He then accepted a position with the Idaho Dept. of Health, Bureau of Mental Health as a state Mental Health Program Planner and later as an area administrator. In the late 1970's, he transferred to the Idaho Mental Retardation Program and worked at the Idaho State School and Hospital. He left the school to implement the Region III Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center. He returned to the school one year later. David accepted a position in Boise with the Region III Adult and Child Development Center. He retired in 1992 after 32 years in human services and 28 with the State of Idaho.
David is survived by his wife, Corrie of Boise; daughter, Christie Kelts, Salt Lake City, Utah; son, Michael Duehlmeier, Boise; sister, Jean (John) Schaar, Salt Lake City, Utah; brothers, Marvin (Ruth) Duehlmeier and Melvin (Jan) Duehlmeier, Logandale, Nevada; two granddaughters, Alexandra and Breanna Kelts, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Szentes and St. Luke's Hospice for the excellent care that was given to Dave during his illness.
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