DAVID GLENN HOMANN was born on March 19, 1963 to Fritz and Glenna (Stickney) Homann in Davenport, Iowa. In the spring of 1976, his family moved to Lineville, Iowa where he attended Lineville High School, graduating in 1981. He then attended Iowa State University receiving a degree in Animal Science. Upon graduation in 1985, he worked for Farmland Foods (Denison, Iowa) as a Quality Assurance Inspector. In 1990 he returned to Iowa State where he obtained his master’s degree in Meat Science and while there met Angela Greiman. In May 1992, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas and for a time worked for Design Foods as a Quality Control Manager. He moved to Wichita, Kansas in February of 1993 working for Cargill Processed Meats as a Food Scientist. On May 29, 1993 David married Angela in Garner, Iowa and they began their life together in Wichita. In 1995 they moved to Blue Grass, Iowa. While in Blue Grass David worked in Quality Assurance and R & D roles for J & B Meats in Coal Valley, Illinois, and Farmland Industries (Maquoketa, Iowa). In December of 2000 the family moved to Pipestone, Minnesota where David worked for Ellison Meat Company as the Director of Quality Assurance. During his time in Pipestone David also worked for Grand Prairie Foods in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as the Vice President of Technical Services, and finally Monogram Meats (based out of Memphis, Tennessee) serving as Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance. David passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at the University of Iowa Health Center in Iowa City, Iowa surrounded by his family.
David was the oldest of five boys. His brothers were his best friends, and they spent every waking minute they could in the outdoors and sunshine. They loved to camp, hunt, fish, trap and find trouble whenever and wherever they could. As a teenager he worked for the local veterinarian which strengthened his love of animals and inspired him to attend Iowa State University.
“THE David G. Homann” was known by his friends and family as a man with a servant’s heart. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone where he served in various roles including church elder, church president, and Sunday School teacher. He was active in PASBA, was a food science coach for FFA at Pipestone Area Schools, was a member of the Pipestone Athletic Booster Club, and also Pheasants Forever. He loved watching and supporting the Chicago Cubs, of which David was an avid fan. He never missed a chance to take in a local baseball game to watch his boys and their teammates. He also liked to get out and hunt and fish as often as possible. David was kind and light-hearted and never failed to make people laugh. He was famous for his Dad Joke of the Day (DJOTD), crazy one-liners, singing, dancing, and overall bringing joy to those around him. Even on his last day he brought joy to his family by singing along to his favorite tune “Walking on Sunshine.”
Although David was faced with many health struggles in his last years of life, he continued to be considerate and kind to those who loved him: family, friends, care team and co-workers. He always put their needs above his own. On July 6, 2021, he received new life through the miracle of whole organ donation. When asked where this ranked as a life event, he said it was second only to the day he married Angie and the births of his three beautiful children. Ultimately, his best day was July 14, 2022 when he left his earthly home to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed – Hallelujah!
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Angela of Pipestone; three children, Taylor (Seth) Spronk of Edgerton, Minnesota, Joshua Homann of Garner, Iowa, and Reid Homann of Pipestone; his father, Fritz (Dianne) Homann of Davenport, Iowa; his mother, Glenna (Lyle) Clark of Corydon, Iowa; siblings, Bill (Crissy) Homann of Allerton, Iowa, Mike (Amy) Homann of Livonia, Missouri, Rob Homann of Knoxville, Iowa, and John (Carrie) Clark of Corydon, Iowa. Others fondly remembering him are those that he and his family loved: Leah Ruen of Garner, Iowa and Jayda Johansen of Tyler, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Henry Herman and Mabel Homann; maternal grandparents, Glenn and Fredia Stickney; and step-grandparents, Earnest and Ida Bisbee.