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David L. Himelick

David L. Himelick, 75, passed away Sunday, November 15 at Rose Gate Village in Richmond.

Dave was born December 2, 1933 on the family Homestead farm north of Fountain City to Lloyd E. and Reba A. Snyder Himelick, both of whom preceded him in death. He lived in the Fountain City area all of his life and was a 1951 graduate of Fountain City High School, where he played on the storied 1949 basketball team.

Dave farmed for 20 years and was co-owner for 55 years of Himelick Construction, which built many of the homes in and around Fountain City and was awarded the contract to restore the Levi Coffin House. He owned the former Newport Hardware on Fountain City's Main Street. He served the community as a former member and president of the Fountain City town board and town clerk. He was a lifetime member and former chief of the Fountain City Fire Department, the second of four generations to have served in the department, serving as chief a total of 10 of his 56 years. In 2003, he received his Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association 50-year Gold Card. He was a member of the Levi Coffin House Association and the Fountain City Businessmen's Association. He was a member of the Fountain City United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing and canoeing when better health permitted.

Dave will be missed by his wife, Alice Louise Lone Himelick; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Paul Parker, Louisville, Kentucky; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Evelyn Himelick, Fountain City; brothers, Bill Himelick, Brookville, Ohio and Max Himelick, Chesapeake, Virginia; grandchildren, Aric Griffin, Phillip Himelick, Meggan Blackburn and Mark Himelick; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Declan and Gavin Griffin.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Bill Parrish at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 18, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 South US 27, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, November 17, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fountain City Fire Department, 405 West Main Street, Fountain City, Indiana 47341.

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Dear Max,
my prayers and sympathy are with you in the passing of your brother. I remember David well and his help and support for the Fountain City Community. He was a builder of humanity and a beacon of light for our world. Please accept my condolences.

Sally Niewoehner Nov 18 2009 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and all the Himelick families at this time.

Curt and Teresa Himelick Nov 18 2009 12:00 AM

Jeff, Evelyn & Family:
So very sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace, comfort, and understanding in God.

Tracie Ridgeway Nov 18 2009 12:00 AM

I am saddened to hear about Dave's death. He was a very special person and part of the Fountain City community. He served the people of his community faithfully and well. I have many wonderful memories of times spent with Dave and his family when we were growing up in Fountain City. My thoughts and prayers are with his family as you honor his life and remember him. Love and Blessings, Lynne

Lynne Haworth Logel Nov 18 2009 12:00 AM

I grew up in the Church with Dave and will always remember how kind he was to me. He will be sadly missed. I will keep his family and friends in my prayers.

Tammy Adams Conant Nov 17 2009 12:00 AM