David Albert Firchau, 77, of St. James died at his home on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

David Albert Firchau, 77, of St. James died at his home on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. In keeping with his wishes, his body will be cremated and no public service scheduled. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

David was born in St. James on Sept. 7, 1939, the son of Albert and Hulda (Johnson) Firchau. David worked as a mechanic. He married June Sawatzky Dec. 28, 1958.

He is survived by his wife, June Firchau of St. James; children, Terri (Jeff) Garland of Dayton, Steve Firchau and Karen Anderson of St. James, Randy Firchau and Joan Stordalen of St. James; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard Firchau of St. James, Roger Firchau of St. James, Marion (Richard) Parent of McIntosh, Patsy Hemauer of Inver Grove, and Darlene Harper of Virginia Beach, Va. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty; and brothers, Duane and Harland.