David Allen Einerson passed away on Dec. 18, 2019, which was also his 81st birthday. He was born on December 18, 1938, to Mr. Raymond and Grace in Montevideo. After high school graduation in 1956, he left home to attend college in Portland, Ore., and graduated from Warner Pacific College in 1960. Upon graduation he served as youth director at the First Church of God, Seattle Wash., until moving to North Dakota.
He was very active in the Masonic Lodge and was Master of his lodge in 1968. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of El Zagel Shrine in Fargo, N.D.
He began in the banking business in 1962, at the former Metropolitan Federal Bank, Fargo. In 1983, he moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., to establish, with his partner, his own firm, Camelback Mortgage Corp. He finished his financial career with Johnson Bank in Scottsdale, a subsidiary of the John Wax Company of Racine, Wis. He always said his “goal in life was not to make a lot of money, rather take good care of your customers and you'll always make money!”
He was active in his Desert Palms Presbyterian Church and was appointed Monitor of the Deacons, as well as serving as a voluntary Deacon in the home communion program. He loved church music and previously directed the junior choir at the Methodist church in Fargo, and sang in the chancel choir. He promoted the church music the last 15 years to his Fragile X step grandson, Nick.
Dave always had a smile on his face, was genuinely interested in others, which proved true during his countless volunteer hours greeting patients at Banner Medical Clinic
Being a lifelong type 1 diabetic for 61 years, he was invited to participate in the 50th year Medalist research program by the Eli Lilly and Joslin Diabetic Clinic in Boston and wished to donate organs for research.
He was an avid golfer with a 4 handicap and was the medalist with an even par 72 score at a four-day Labor Day tournament in the 70s in his hometown of Montevideo.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Colleen Hanson Einerson, Sun City West, Ariz.; two children, Pam (and Bernard) Lauper, of San Francisco, Calif, and Rodman Einerson (and Judy), of Detroit Lakes; three grandchildren, Cody, Courtney (and Doug) McNamee, Abby Einerson; two step grandchildren, Cooper and Porsha; stepson Dana Hanson (and Jane), three step grandchildren, Jennifer (and Adam), Melissa Hanson, Justin (and Katelyn) Hanson; two brothers, James Einerson, of Gold River, Calif., and Richard Einerson, of Buckeye, Ariz., five great-grandchildren, including step grandson: Nickie (fragile X) in whom he instilled the love of church music, as well as many loved nieces and nephews.
Proceeding him in death were his parents, Raymond and Grace Einerson; sister; Julie Einerson Gulden, brother-in-law, Neil Gulden and stepson Tadd Hanson.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 11 at Dessert Palms Presbyterian Church in Sun City West, Ariz..