David L. Neugebauer

David L. Neugebauer


June 17, 1944 - May 20, 2024


David L. Neugebauer, 79, of Dimock, SD, passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, May 20, 2024. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Thursday, May 23, at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Dimock. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church with a 6:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

David Neugebauer was born to Gottfied and Hazel (Goddicksen) Neugebauer on June 17, 1944. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran, where he remained an active member until his death. Dave graduated from Parkston High School in 1962, and became a farmer/dairyman until retirement.

On November 3, 1968, Dave married Mary Ann Mattheis, and they were blessed with three sons, Mark, Jay, and Eric who all played an active role in farming as well.

Sports were a highlight in Dave’s life, whether participating in baseball and basketball, or just watching sports on TV - he was a channel surfer and wore out many remotes! Dave will be remembered by many because he liked to make people laugh by sharing stories and jokes.

Serving on community boards was important to Dave, and he always felt he learned a lot as well as made great friends. Dave currently served as a director on the Douglas Electric and East River Electric boards.

Grateful for having shared in his life are the ones who were the most important to him: his wife of 55 years, Mary Ann; sons, Mark and Eric; grandchildren, Will (fiancé Meghan), Grace (fiancé Jack), Hannah, Mason, and Miles; brothers, Ron (Dawn) and Jim (Ellen); and sisters, Carol and Ruth (Bill).

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, son Jay David, and brother-in-law Warren Graf.


Wednesday, May 22, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

St. John Lutheran Church
39941 270th St
Dimock, SD


Thursday, May 23, 2024
10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
39941 270th St
Dimock, SD


St. John Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Dimock, SD

Posted by Peggy Jackson on May 29, 2024
My deepest sympathies on Dave's sudden passing. I remember him as a kind and loving man of deep faith, who's life was centered around his family and God. My father, Gil, always so enjoyed visits from Dave, Mary Ann and all of his Neugebauer cousins. You are in my prayers for God's strength in this difficult time.
Posted by Bruce Ziebart,, brothers and sisters. on May 29, 2024
Our earliest memories, 40's and 50's, included the fine Gotfried Neugabauer family the next section over. Their quality continues. We are so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Magda Koth on May 28, 2024
I have no words except I am so sorry for your loss. Dave brought so much joy into a room with his big smile and fun jokes. We will all miss him. My prayers and sympathy to you, Mary Ann, and your family.
Posted by Mary Lou Giddings on May 25, 2024
Dear Mary Ann, Ron and family. I’m so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing!! He was such a great guy, a good neighbor and friend! I visited with him a little last summer at my brothers sale. I remember getting rides to school with him when we had early chorus practices, always had a joke or two!! May he rest in heaven with all his loved ones. Mary Ann my love and prayers are with you all!
Posted by Wayne Mueller on May 24, 2024
I have very fond memories of David. We grew up attending the same local church. He was one of the key teachers in my formative years in Christian education. His teaching and lifestyle impacted my life in multiple ways. I was saddened to learn of his passing. I can't help but wonder how many younger men's lives David impacted by his witness.
Posted by Beth Bialas- Hranicky and Family on May 23, 2024
Mary Ann my heart felt sadness in this hearing of Dave's passing. Know that our prayers and thoughts with you- and all Dave's family. He was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed by all who knew him. Sending our love and hugs.
Posted by DeeAnn Konrad on May 23, 2024
We hold your family in prayer as you say goodbye. U always admired Dave and MaryAnn because in their profound sadness of losing their son, Jay, they taught me and the rest of our classmates that it was OK to go on laughing and living. I've always thought he was so brave. Please accept my sincerest sympathy.
Posted by Garyand 1bonnie Preszer on May 22, 2024
Our deepest smoothy to you all on your loss of Dave!
Posted by Gloria Juhnke Van Ackeren on May 22, 2024
I'm so sad to hear of Dave's passing. He was a great guy and everyone's friend, full of good sense and good humor.
He pretty much organized our 1962 PHS reunions and entertained us as well. I'll always remember when he and Mary Ann invited us to the farm after our 20-year reunion for breakfast in the wee hours of the morning! What a treat and what fun! We will miss him forever.
Posted by Joel and Maureen Weiss on May 22, 2024
Our sympathy to you and your family. We were so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing.
Posted by Richard and Barb Moen on May 22, 2024
So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.
Posted by Dorothy Schulz on May 22, 2024
So very sorry for the loss of your husband, Dave. Condolences to his son's, grandchildren, brothers, and sisters. I saw Dave at the grocery store in Parkston several times and we always chatted for several
minutes. The Lords blessings with you!!
Posted by Tim Metos on May 22, 2024
Shocked and saddened to hear of Dave's passing. Love, sympathy and best wishes to all.

Many great memories of Dave dating back to the '60s and numerous visits on the way to MN since then. Laughing (always!!), drinking from giant cans of Fosters beer and the scrunched up face he'd make when handed a cup of the espresso I'd always make in Mary Ann's kitchen. Wonderful man, will miss him
Posted by Brad Gerlach on May 22, 2024
Mary ann and family I’m so very sorry for your loss! YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY! 🙏
Posted by Cheryl Weisz on May 22, 2024
So sorry for your loss. He will be remembered for the wonderful person he was. May God give you comfort.
Posted by Mary Maxwell on May 22, 2024
My sympathies to the Neugebauer family and extended family and friends. Dave was one of those guys who never met a stranger that didn't become a friend. Great memories of a classmate and friend and the best darn Homecoming Parade organizer this side of the rainbow!! Fly high and keep an eye on us earthlings until we meet again xo
Posted by Herb Reichert on May 22, 2024
I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing; may God be with his family now and always. I was a high school classmate of Dave and I always enjoyed visiting with him at our 1962 class reunions; he definitely was one of the good guys and he will be missed! So sorry for your loss!
Posted by Richard Opp on May 22, 2024
Rest in Peace My Good Friend.
Posted by Dave Strohmayer-Mitchell, SD on May 22, 2024
My condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Sandra Idema Vick on May 22, 2024
Mary Ann and family my sincere sympathy for your loss. I knew Dave in high school we were in the same class. It was always nice to see him at our class of 62 reunions. He was always smiling and very friendly. He will be missed not only by your family but your community and at our class reunions. Dave was one of the best.
Posted by Jeanne (Boehmer) Young on May 22, 2024
So sorry to hear about the loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Blessings.
Posted by Randy & Shirlee Burmeister on May 21, 2024
So sorry to hear of your loss, Blessings to MaryAnn and the family to get thru these difficult times.
Posted by Joe and Marcella Pickart on May 21, 2024
So very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻
Posted by Melody straw on May 21, 2024
So sorry to hear about Dave. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Posted by Ron and Bev Krier on May 21, 2024
Our Deepest sympathy Mary Ann and Family, we are so Blessed to have known Dave and may he rest in peace
Posted by Dave Mayer on May 21, 2024
Condolences to all the family. So glad I got to visit with him recently in Sioux Falls. May God look after his family in these tough times.
Posted by Gene and Aggie Heine on May 21, 2024
Mary Ann and family, our sincerest sympathies and prayers for you all! Dave was a great guy and always made you Smile! May he rest in the loving arms of Jesus!🙏🙏
Posted by Ernie & Marlene Wuertzer on May 21, 2024
So sorry for your loss. Dave was always fun to be around. Wishing God's blessings and love to you all. Hugs!
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