David Charles “Charley” was born on February 17, 1945 at home in New York Mills, Minnesota. His parents are the late Charley and Helen (Fraki) Amberg. David was baptized and confirmed at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills. He graduated from New York Mills High School with the class of 1963.
David honorably served in the United States Army during Vietnam from October 8, 1965 to July 14, 1967. Prior to and after his service, David resided in Minneapolis where he worked at Schweigert Meats. In 1975 he moved to Alaska. He was employed with the Alaskan Pipeline for a short time before going into commercial flooring. In 2014, David retired and moved back to New York Mills.
David was a member of the American Legion in Anchorage, Alaska and an active supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. He loved watching all Minnesota sports, golfing and had a great love for his family.
On March 7, 2019 David passed away at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota at 74 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding David in death are his parents, Charley and Helen Amberg; sisters: Linda Amberg, Aileen (Ken) Maki; Lorraine Barthel; Marcy (Dick) Helmeke; brother, Paul Amberg; and nephew, Gary Maki.
David is survived by his sisters and brother: Elaine (Einar) Paavola; Wayne Amberg; Brenda (Keith) Boyne; Becky (Brian) Lohse; Sandy (Steve) Speed; Abbe (Tom) Campbell; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.