In loving memory of

David D. Honsey
June 14, 1943 - August 2, 2021

David D. Honsey, age 78, of rural Lanesboro, MN passed away on August 2nd, 2021, at Chandler Regional Hospital, Chandler, AZ.

David was born June 14th, 1943, to Harvey and Minerva (Tessum) Honsey in LaCrosse, WI. He graduated from Peterson High School in 1961.

He married Janeen Klomp on May 27th, 1967. He worked as a welder while Janeen attended nursing school. He made use of that skill throughout his life. They raised five children on the family farm. David enjoyed farming and working on equipment. He spent his free time, while crops were growing, competing in tractor pulls. He also enjoyed hunting and just being outdoors. After retirement he and Janeen began wintering in Arizona which quickly turned into summering in MN. David spent much of his retirement, and time away from Minnesota, keeping in touch with family and friends on the phone. He often called to chat and make sure everyone up to date on the latest happenings. David always could turn a hello or goodbye into an hour-long, conversation and it was no surprise he met so many new friends in Arizona. He enjoyed spending time with family and picking on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

David is survived by his wife, Janeen, children: Mark (Deanna) Honsey, Nathan (Jess) Honsey, Tara (Jim) Cassmann, Tessa (David) Holtegaard, and Aric Honsey,; grandchildren: LaRee, Dalton, Trey, Kyle, Devin, Chelsey, Taige, Kail, Elianna, Devon, Chasten, Brooklynn, Tristan, and Madilynn; great-grandchildren: Aaden, Abigail, Savannah, Paislee, and Carter; and special "puppy dog", Chewy.

David was predeceased by his mother (Minerva), father (Harvey), brother (Stanley), and sister-in-law (Carol).

A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, August 19th, at North Prairie Lutheran Church, Lanesboro, MN. There will be a visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family prefers memorials directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to the donor's choice.

Please leave a memory of David and sign is online guestbook at
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.


Joyce Haltom wrote on Aug 20, 2021:

"He was a loving ,caring person, was a usher in our wedding. You be greatly missed. Prayers to family. Joyce Haltom"

Jessica Sampson wrote on Aug 19, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathies and love to everyone during this trying time. Love: Sandy, Jess, Sean, Rose, Porter, Rhett and Mera Sampson "

Judy Benson wrote on Aug 15, 2021:

"Jan and family, So sorry to read about Dave\'s passing. You have my deepest sympathy Judy Benson"

Karen Burt wrote on Aug 14, 2021:

"Jan and family?I am so sorry to read of Dave?s passing. You and he had a good and long marriage and he leaves a wonderful legacy of the children, grandchildren and great-grandkids. I?m thinking of you, Jan, and hope you can be comforted by the memories you and Dave made together. Love, Karen"

Ann Jensen Arp wrote on Aug 14, 2021:

"Jan & Family, I am sorry to hear of David?s passing. I remember David as a neighbor, friend, driving me home after babysitting the children. Lots of conversations. Sending prays for peace and comfort. "