Ford David Roy Ford was born in St. Paul, May 25, 1950 to Earl and Lillian (Isakson) Ford. He died January 15, 2003 after a courageous 18 month battle with nasopharyngeal cancer. David graduated from Alexander Ramsey High School in Roseville in 1968 and went on to the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, where he completed a B.S. of Civil Engineering degree in 1972 and a Masters in Water Resources Engineering in 1974. He was employed by consulting firms early in his career and joined the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Waters Division, in 1978. A twenty-four year employee of DNR Waters, he was most recently the Surface Water Engineer, supervising a staff of nine. David was a lifelong active member of North Como Presbyterian Church. He met and later married Mary Davies in May, 1979, at North Como. All his life he was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending many summer and fall weekends at the family cabin on Leech Lake. He also was passionate about golf and his Minnesota Gopher football and basketball teams. David was a registered Professional Engineer and held memberships in MSPE and ASCE. He also was a past president of the Minnesota Government Engineers Council (MGEC). David is survived by his wife, Mary; his father, Earl; his sister, Judith Ford Schulze (Robert); his brother, Dennis (Pamela); his brother, Kenneth (Mary); nephews and nieces, Terry Schulze, Chris Schulze Schroeder (Richard), Rebecca, Jeffrey, Katherine, Leslie and David K. Ford; great niece and nephews, Kara, Philip and Justin Schroeder. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. David was preceded in death by his mother. Memorial service Saturday, February 1, 2003 at North Como Presbyterian Church, 965 W. Larpenteur, at 11:00 AM. Private inurnment, Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Mahtomedi, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the American Cancer Society, North Como Church, or Second Harvest Food Shelf.

Published on January 26, 2003

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