David Lee Miltenberger, 70, of Ankeny, IA formerly of Marshalltown, IA passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Unity Point Hospice - Taylor House of Des Moines, IA. Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 26, 2021, at Anderson Funeral Homes of Marshalltown. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Hope Foundation of Kenya in David's honor. (https://www.hopefoundationofkenya.org/child-sponsorship.html) Interment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in LaMoille, IA. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
David was born February 9, 1951 to Robert and Betty (Ford) Miltenberger in Marshalltown. He graduated from West Marshall High School in 1969. After graduating High School David went on to Marshalltown Community College and Des Moines Community College. He then joined the Military and served in the United States Army from 1970-1972. While serving in the Army David was given Military Honors of the National Defense Service Medal, Expert Badge and Rifle Bar, and the Marksman Badge and Auto Rifle Bar. David married the love of his life Jeri (Johnson) Miltenberger on September 22, 1972. David and Jeri then had three wonderful children before making their home in Ankeny. David worked for John Deere moving on to Farm Bureau where he worked 25 plus years of his career in West Des Moines. He was a humble man with many talents and passions. David was passionate about giving as much as he could to the Hope Foundation of Kenya. He loved to collect movies, watch Iowa Football, and fish. David also was a very talented Author and Illustrator of many books. One thing David loved and was proud of was being a very successful Powerlifter ranking in the top 150 in the nation. But most of all he will be missed for his love and compassion he had of spending time with his family.
David will be missed by his three children; Christina Kruzich, Natalie (Drew) Purcell, Nate (Steph) Miltenberger, eight grandchildren; Nick, Frankie, Briley, Chase, Colton, Ava, Lincoln, and Lyla, his mother; Betty Miltenberger, and three brothers; Bobby, Mike, and Mark. He was preceded in death by his wife; Jeri, Father; Robert; and one brother Tim.
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I had the honor of knowing Dave when we both worked at FBL (2001 -2010). Some of the best, most thought provoking conversations I remember having during that time were those with Dave. To Dave's adult children: your Dad was a smart, yet humble, giant of a human being.
I had the privilege of befriending Dave years ago during our respective days as a competitive powerlifters. Dave was a determined competitor, hard-working and always open to helping others improve themselves. More so, Dave was a humble and 'gentle giant,' and his contributions in this life made others better. RIP, Dave.
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