David P. Dauterman Sr., age 77, of Upper Sandusky, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.
David was born in Toledo, Ohio, on January 31, 1945, to Galen and Amber (Sanderson) Dauterman. He was once married to Carolyn Smith and was then married to Judy Green.
David is survived by his 4 children: David P. (Melissa) Dauterman Jr. of Mansfield, Jeffrey M. Dauterman of Carey, Christopher M. (Jeanmarie) Dauterman of McMinnville, OR, and Melissa A. (Mike Whitford) Dauterman of Upper Sandusky, 2 step children: Desire Weber and Derek (Brandi) Weber, 14 grandchildren; Taylor (Caitlynn) Dauterman, Bailey Dauterman, Elizabeth Dauterman, Laura Dauterman, Michelle Rathburn, Tori Smith, Sara Dauterman, Jasmine Dauterman, Wyatt Dauterman, Zach Pittman, Kyle Dauterman, Cody Dauterman, Peyton Whitford, Ian Seal and Haley Seal. David is also survived by his step grandson James (Sydney) Morgan of Findlay, Brother Ray (Judy) Dauterman of Arkansas, sister Denise (Ray) Maye of Fremont, sister in law Rita O’Brien, and many nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his sister Nancy Smith, and brother Danny Dauterman.
David graduated from Waite High School class of 1964 in Toledo, Ohio. He was a member of the Key Club and went on to study at Toledo University. David drove a semi-truck for Coca-Cola and then 7-UP, worked for Kalmbach Feeds, was the parts manager at NAPA Auto Parts, and for Harbour Motors - the International Harvester dealership in Upper Sandusky. He then owned and operated “Dauterman’s News and Gifts” for a number of years in Upper Sandusky with his wife Carolyn.
As a member of the Wyandot County Rod and Gun Club, David enjoyed shooting, hunting, and fishing. His hobbies included repairing lawnmowers and bicycles. He was a golf enthusiast and collector of National Geographic magazines. He was a fan of motorsports racing and represented International Harvester semi-trucks at racing events. A fan of four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt, David attended the Indy 500 as a highlight of his career in the automotive and trucking industry. David also loved animals, especially his dogs. In his later years, he liked playing Bingo.
A private celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Sandusky Parks Department and can be sent to Lucas-Batton at 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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