David Neely, 1992-2016

Published 11:11 am Thursday, December 1, 2016

Memorial services for David W. Neely, 24, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Az-One Community Center, 335 W. Clark St. in Albert Lea. The Rev. Kaleb Hurley will officiate. The service will be followed by refreshments and fellowship from 3 to 5 p.m. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

David died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.

David Neely

David Neely

David Wesley Neely was born Sept. 15, 1992, in Albert Lea, the son of David Thomas Neely and Nicole Johannsen. He grew up in the Albert Lea area, attending school in Albert Lea and Alden. David enjoyed basketball, skateboarding and being with friends and family. David always had a passion for music and was very talented in his own right in writing and performing music. He also loved spending time with his dogs.

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David is survived by his father, David (special friend, Jackie Hamberg) Neely; mother, Nicole Johannsen; stepfather, Jeremy Johannsen; sister, Elizabeth Swan (fiance, Lance Harmon) and nephew, Carsyn Morem; siblings River Johannsen, Ryder Johannsen, Kolton Neely, Jayden Emerson, Tayden Closch, Griffin Neely, Kynadee Neely and Bryson Neely; grandparents Bob and Candy Neely and Ellen Swan; step-grandparents Warren and Linda Johannsen; aunts and uncles Bobby Neely, Jeff and Jennie Neely, Joey Neely and Brianna Meyer, Eric and Johanna Swan, Holly Swan, and Leigh and Lori Johannsen; many aunts, uncles and cousins; many close friends, including Hailey Cameron, Ashley Randall and Jocelyn Pater (the love of his life); and his beloved dog, Ruckus.

David was preceded in death by his grandpa, Wesley Gilbert Swan; great-grandparents Dwain and Ethel Sundberg; great-uncles Vern Sundberg and Russell Sundberg; great-aunt, Nancy Scheel; cousin, Tracy McQuilliams; and very close friend, Steven Zuniga.

David was always there for anyone that needed him; no matter if he was not able to take care of himself, he would take care of others first. David’s heart was large and caring. He loved all living things — people, animals, anything of life. He had a laugh and smile that lit up any room.

“Fly high, Davers, you don’t need to run anymore. You’re free!”