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David Cokely

April 3, 1949 — December 6, 2020

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

David Cokely

David M. Cokely, age 71, of Sauk Centre died peacefully Sunday, December 6, 2020 at CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre followed by inurnment at Calvary Cemetery in Sauk Centre.

David was born April 3, 1949 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Francis "Red" and Luella (Fenton) Cokely. He was employed at Electrolux in St. Cloud for 46 years. On November 29, 2005 he married Rita (Haskamp) Burgess in Las Vegas, Nevada.

David enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and traveling with Rita to their favorite vacation spots at South Padre Island and Las Vegas. When David moved to the nursing home, he enjoyed playing cards and BINGO.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Cokely of Sauk Centre, children, Chuck (Cindy) Burgess of Sauk Centre, Todd (Deb) Burgess of Carlos, and Cale (Jessie) Burgess of Sauk Centre; grandchildren, Kevin, Will, Tyler, Alexis, and Hudson Burgess; sisters and brother, Marion Schumacher of Sauk Centre, Dennis Cokely of Duluth, Karen Fisher of Sauk Centre, Pat (Terry) Crider of Sauk Centre, and Shelly (Tim) DePue of Rogers, Arkansas.

David was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Diane Baker; brothers-in-law, Roger Schumacher, Jerome Fisher, and Harold Baker; sister-in-law, Barb Cokely; nephew, Jeff Schumacher; niece, Lisa Anderl; and infant nephew, Joshua Cokely.

Urn bearer will be Pat Proell.

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Visitation

Friday, December 11, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Friday, December 11, 2020

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