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David Clair Hatle

January 27, 1944 ~ April 12, 2019 (age 75)

David C. Hatle, age 75 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home. David was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota to Merle and Myrtle (Johanson) Hatle on January 27, 1944. He attended Adams High School, graduating in 1962. David was a farmer most of his life, he also worked as a milk hauler and was a cook at Vogels. In 1974, he was united in marriage to Linda Ludwig and together had two daughters, Rhanoda and Rhonda. The couple later divorced. On April 15, 2000, David married Connie Gunderson Tapp at Marshall Lutheran Church in rural, Adams, and at this time David gained a son Jamie Tapp. In 2003, David retired from farming and the couple resided in Austin. He was a member of Marshall Lutheran Church, Austin Moose Lodge, TOPS, where he was named weight loss king, and he was also an AI technician for Select Sires. David loved camping, animals, bird watching, collecting anything John Deere, he also liked to revamp anything broken and turn it into something he could use, and enjoyed listening to Vikings and Twins games while on the phone with his brother Curt. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. David will be dearly missed.


Survivors include his wife, Connie Hatle of Austin, MN; son, Jamie (Danielle) Tapp of Mrytle, MN; daughters, Rhanoda Hatle of Austin, MN, Rhonda (Terry Emanuel) Hatle of Lyle, MN; close family friend, Wanda Rud of Austin, MN; 11 grandchildren, David, Cody, Stephan, Annaliesa, Ryan, Marcus (Jackie), MiKayla, Kendra, Makenna, Kami, and Brantley; two brothers, Curtis Hatle of Pelican Rapids, MN, Mike (Barb) Hatle of Adams, MN; sister, Gloria (Robert) Mallory of Austin, MN; brother-in-law, Jerry (Barb) Gunderson of Brownsdale, MN; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Myrtle Hatle, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cecil and Janice Gunderson.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Marshall Lutheran Church in rural Adams, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Marshall Lutheran Cemetery, rural Adams. Memorial can be directed to the family or Marshall Lutheran Church, rural Adams. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

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