Monday, March 19, 2012

David E. Liljegren

David E. Liljegren, age 79, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. David was born in Dayton, Iowa, on December 8, 1932, son of the late Wilmer and Margaret (Nee: Quinn) Liljegren.

David was a graduate of Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was employed for over thirty years by Case High School in Wisconsin, where he taught music and was subsequently a guidance counselor. David was an active member in numerous professional organizations, including Phi Delta Kappa and the Wisconsin School Counselors Association. He served as president of the Southeast Wisconsin Guidance and Personnel Association, and was secretary-treasurer of the National Association of College Admission Counselors.

During the Korean War David served as a Corporal in the United States Army. On January 31, 1958, he was united in marriage to Alvina M. Love. Their son, David A. Liljegren, was born in 1960 and until his heart failed on February 19, 2000, was a source of great joy and pride to his parents. David and his family enjoyed travel, and traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. David was an active member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church. His pastimes included reading and crossword puzzles. He was a devoted and loving husband and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-four years, Alvina; his son, Chanhday (Liane) Phanhdara of San Pablo, CA; his three grandchildren, Susan (William) Grandt, Mark (Eileen) Liljegren, Ann (Roy) Snyder; brother, Richard Liljegran of Dayton, Ohio; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, David A. Liljegren, on February 19, 2000; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Liljegren.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Evangelical United Methodist Church, located at 212 11th St., Racine, Wisconsin

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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