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David Cusey

Aug. 7, 1942-Sept. 17, 2010

David Kenneth Cusey, 68, of Moorhead, died on Thursday, September 17, 2010, at his home in Moorhead.

David was born to Kenneth and Irene (Lage) Cusey on August 7, 1942 in Perham. He grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, where he graduated from high school in 1960.

David spent two years in the U.S. Navy, as a navigator on planes flying from Hawaii to Alaska, Midway Island and Japan. After returning home, he attended Moorhead State College (now MSUM) where he graduated in 1968. During college, he worked at the Shoe Box. After graduation, he worked at International Harvester.

David married Jane Larson in Detroit Lakes. In 1970, David started selling real estate with Wagner Realty in Moorhead. He married Becky (Jorgenson) Rix in 1977. In 1980, he and his wife Becky started Cusey Real Estate, Inc., in which he was active until his death.

David was an Eagle Scout and was actively involved in Churches United for the Homeless, Vikingland Kiwanis, Spud Boosters, Our Savior's Lutheran Church Missions, and Bible Study. David was also involved with Habitat for Humanity, Moorhead Athletic Association and the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion, working at the gas station.

Surviving David are his wife, Becky Cusey of Moorhead; children, Brad (Michelle) Cusey, Richard (Heather) Rix and Carrie (John) Olson, all of Moorhead; sister, Kareen (Bob) Pfeifer of Park Rapids; and seven grandchildren, Blake and Paige Olson, Claire, Candace, and Courtney Rix, and Tanner and Carter Cusey.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Verna Ray Toomey; and a brother-in-law, George Harer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Moorhead.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

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