David Michael Maskey, age 41, of Minot, North Dakota and formerly of Rugby, was taken from his loving family on Friday, June 21, 2013 in a tragic motor vehicle accident near Stanley, North Dakota.
David was born on August 4, 1971 to Darrell and Naomi (Sollin) Maskey in Rugby and was raised on a farm 4 miles southeast of Rugby. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Rugby and received his education in the Rugby schools, graduating from high school in 1989. During high school, he worked a variety of jobs and for Mastec Trenching for a time after graduation. Following high school, David enrolled at North Dakota State College of Science at Wahpeton in 1991, graduating in 1993 with a degree in Electrical & Electronics Technologies. He furthered his education later, to become a journeyman electrician. David had worked with various electrical companies since graduation, the latest being with Triangle Electric, working in Tioga, and was a member of the Electrical Union Local 714. After moving to Minot in 2002, he met the love of his life, Jill, who has been so good to and for him. They enjoyed and cherished their lives together, taking trips, going to concerts and movies, attending Kole’s hockey games and spending time with family. He enjoyed music, photography, spending time with and teasing his nephew, Kole and his nieces, Sam and Tanecia, and was so proud and willing to be a father and grandfather figure to Jill’s children. David was a timid, gentle, loving soul and was so considerate and appreciative of everything. We will all miss him, he was so special.
Those who were privileged to share in his time on earth are his companion and best friend, Jill Harvey of Minot and her children, Brandon, Blake and Brook; granddaughter, Skylee; his mother and step-father, Naomi and Joseph Fritel of Rugby; a sister, Marilyn (Dave Morley) Maskey of Fargo; a brother, Darren of Rugby; nephew, Kole (Caela) of Granville; nieces, Samantha and Tanecia, both of Minot; grandnephew, Korbyn; stepbrothers, Chuck (Jayme) Fritel of Hazen, Joey (Lanae) Fritel and Ron (Melissa) Fritel, all of Barton; stepsister, Susie (Sanders) of Williston and all of their children, Caleb, Ethan, Molly, Natasha, Dustin, Emily, Laura, Johnny, Kari, Alexys, Sammi, Billy & Ashton; aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell, at the age of 41; his brother, Bryan, at the age of 16; a cousin, Amy Jo Sollin, at age 22; and grandparents, Olaf & Alma (Jelsing) Sollin and Edward and Edith (Maskey) Seel.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 1st at the First Lutheran Church in Rugby with burial in the Persilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby. Pastors Mike Pretzer and Sharon Baker, officiating
Organist: Pam Anderson, Soloist: Craig Wollenburg, Piano Solo: Hunter Davis
Casket Bearers: Dave Morley, Kole Henrikson, Tom Nordwall, Chuck Fritel, Joey Fritel and Ron Fritel
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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