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David Karl Dague

Obituary for David Karl Dague

June 18, 1931 - May 6, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 85

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David Karl Dague, age 85, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on June 18, 1931 in Harlingen, Texas to Karl and Evelyn Dague. He received a Bachelor's degree from Southwestern University and a Master's degree in school administration from Trinity University. He was preceded in death by his parents. David is survived by his wife of 49 years, Darlene Dague; sons, Paul Dague and wife Cynthia, Tim Dague and wife Jessica; grandchildren, Curt, Olivia, Jarod, Alex and Cody; siblings, Beverly West and husband Dwayne, Daniel Dague and wife Jeanne, and Nancy Priest and husband Pat as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

David was a friend to so many in his life, and he loved them as much as they loved him. David had many passions in his life, including his church, his family, classical music, writing humorous stories, and restoring and driving classic Ford V8 vehicles. He had a lifelong commitment to singing and to choral music, and he shared the talent the Lord gave him in numerous sacred choral works and solos with his great baritone voice.

David enjoyed playing tennis, walking and hiking, and was proud to have walked the Grand Canyon from rim to rim at 65. He also enjoyed watching sports live and on TV - including the Cowboys, Astros, and Spurs.

He served his country in the U.S. Army, and carried a strong sense of patriotism throughout his life, often being moved emotionally whenever he heard patriotic music.

He had a part in educating thousands of children as a P.E. coach, a teacher and an elementary school principal in a career that spanned 35 years. He was particularly enthusiastic and innovative in teaching kids that struggled with their multiplication tables. He was voted District XX Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association's 'TEPSAN of the Year' for the 1983-1984 school year. His fellow principals were just one of many groups of friends he helped organize over the years to keep close friends close. David was a man of Christian faith here on earth and his family and friends look forward to seeing him again one day where we are certain he will be singing mightily with the choirs of angels.
"Be thou faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life." Revelation 2:10

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, May 12th, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

SERVICE
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
12:00 P.M.
CROWN OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH
19291 STONE OAK PKWY

Interment with Military Honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Save the Children at www.savethechildren.org or Crown of Life Lutheran Church.

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  • Crown of Life Lutheran Church
    19291 Stone Oak Parkway
    San Antonio, TX 78258

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San Antonio, TX 78232
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