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David W. Emmel

April 22, 1951 ~ November 15, 2020 (age 69)

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David W. Emmel, age 69 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at The Laurels of Defiance.   
He was born on April 22, 1951 to the late Maynard and Mildred (Hohenberger) Emmel in Defiance, OH. He was a 1969 graduate of Defiance High School. On December 12, 1970 he married Betty (Shaffer) Emmel of Defiance.
Dave was a member of  St. John's Lutheran Church, and a social member of VFW Post #3360. He worked for his brother at Emmel's Appliance Store of 40 years, and then ran his own store for 10 years. He later worked for McNaughton-McKay Electric Company.
David is survived by his loving wife Betty Emmel of Defiance, his daughter, Carrie (Mike) Deming, his son, Kevin Emmel, two granddaughters, Ireland and Morgan Deming, and his brother, Larry (Joni) Emmel.  
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Barb Yandow and Jane Emmel.
Honoring David's wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. The family will have a private service at a later date. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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