David Leroy Nern

May 19, 2020

David Leroy Nern, 68, of Boswell, passed away May 19, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Health Care in Lafayette.  He was born on December 24, 1951 in Lafayette to Robert and Phyllis (Fiksdal) Nern.  He married Terri Suroviak on December 2, 1984 in Monticello and she preceded him in death on July 1, 2017.

David was a 1971 graduate of Benton Central High School.  He worked for over 20 years for the Indiana Department of Transportation, retiring in 2004.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association, loved his Ford truck and old cars, collected coins, and was passionate about his dog, Buddy.

Memorial donations may be made in David’s honor to the Tippecanoe County Humane Society, 1705 South Second Street, Lafayette, IN 47905.

Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the Boswell Free Methodist Church in Boswell.  Friends may visit 3-4 p.m. following the service at the church.  Following the guidelines established by the State of Indiana in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be practicing social distancing at the church.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort and Clinton County Crematory are honored to assist the family. 

Survived by:

David is survived by his Daughter: Jessica (Dustin) Laughner of Boswell; Sister: Donna (Bob) Warner of Monticello; Nieces: Britney (Tom) Scogland of California and Megan Hefner of Monticello; Nephew: Brandon Criswell of California; and Great Nephews: Christopher & Alex Hefner of Monticello.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers: Richard Nern and Charles Nern, Sister: Charlene Nern, and his beloved dog: Buddy.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “David Leroy Nern”

  1. carol beecher May 20, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Sorry for your loss, all the family and especially Mrs. Donna Warner.

  2. Sandi ramey May 20, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Jessica and dustin sorry for the loss of your dad. Keeping you both in my prayers through this diffcult time .

  3. Wayne & Becky Hunt May 21, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Sorry Donna You have our sympathy and love we will keep you in our

  4. Tony and Valerie Davison May 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Sorry for your Loss Jessica and family.

  5. Rod Dimmick May 22, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Dear Donna and Jessica, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember when we lived in boswell Jessica became friends with my step daughter Ashley Nicole. It is always hard to lose someone but remember God is there for you in this hour of need. Take care Rod Dimmick

  6. Ruthann (Sims) Goffinet May 26, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Jessica and Donna, I was so surprised and very sorry to hear of David’s passing. We’re never ready to lose someone that close to us, but praying for God’s peace and comfort at this time. Remembering lots of good memories within our families. I have another commitment on Sunday afternoon and will not be able to attend the services but know my prayers and thoughts are with you.

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