David Paul Mader, age 61, of Jones, Michigan passed away in the early afternoon hours on Monday, June 10, 2019, after courageously battling with cancer, his wife by his side. He was born in Three Rivers, Michigan on January 28, 1958 the son of William “Bill” and Ruth (Soule) Mader. In accordance with his wishes, David has been cremated.
David graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1976 and Word of Life Bible Institute in 1977.
On November 15, 1980 he married the love of his life Debra Johnson. David worked as an over the road truck driver for thirty years. He loved electronic gadgets and woodworking, hand building a good amount of his own furniture. More than anything else though David loved the Lord. He donated his time mowing Howardsville Gospel Chapel’s grounds for over twenty-nine years.
Left to cherish David’s memory are his parents; loving wife of thirty-eight years: Debra (Johnson) Mader; children: Christopher Mader and Jacob (Jozie) Mader; siblings: Don (MariLou) Mader, Mark (Lorie) Mader, Merrion Mader, and Tim (Jan) Mader; grandchildren: Anna, Alan, and Lillian.
A memorial service to celebrate David’s life will be held at Howardsville Gospel Chapel on Saturday, June 15, 2019 with visitation starting at 12:00 noon and a celebration service starting at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Sheldon Combs officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow to which all are invited.
Memorials donated in David’s memory may be directed to Howardsville Gospel Chapel, The Three Rivers Pregnancy Helpline, or Beartooth Mountain Christian Ministries in Fishtail, Montana. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home and the church. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com

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