SIBLEY—David Croatt, age 93, of Sibley, IA, died on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Osceola Regional Health Center in Sibley, IA.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, IA, with Father Siby Punnoose as celebrant. Burial will follow at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Sibley.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, with family present 6-8 p.m., at Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley, IA. There will be a rosary at 6 p.m.
David J. Croatt was born Sept. 6, 1928, near Hospers, Iowa, the son of Louis and Eva (Keeman) Croatt and was one of eight children. He attended St. Anthony Catholic School in Hospers, IA, and later graduated in 1943.
On Nov. 27, 1951, David was united in marriage to Jane Frances Full in Alton, IA. After their marriage they lived in Hospers, IA, Gary, SD, and since 1963 they have lived in Sibley. To this union 10 children were born: Dennis, Connie, Daniel, Julie, Nick, Margie, Rich, Bob, Bill and Nancee. David farmed his whole life and was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley. David drove truck for First Rate Excavating in Sioux Falls, SD, for 1½ years and worked two years for Chase Bag until his retirement at the age of 65.
He enjoyed fixing things, especially fixing with JB Weld. He also enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending time with his family.
David is survived by his nine children: Connie (Joel) Marco of Little Rock, IA, Daniel (Sandy) Croatt of Worthington, MN, Julie (Pat) Eddy of Sibley, IA, Nick (Val) Croatt of Sibley, IA, Margie (John) Stevens of Hastings, MN, Rich (Carla) Croatt of Sibley, IA, Bob (Maria) Croatt of Sibley, IA, Bill (Dawn) Croatt of Canton, SD and Nancee (Scott) Quinn of Dodge, WI; 27 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Delores Full and Lana Full; many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parent; wife, Jane Croatt; son, Dennis Croatt; daughter-in-law, Mary (Shea) Croatt; granddaughter, Paige Croatt; grandson, John Quinn V; three brothers; and four sisters.