3/15/2018 8:49:00 AM Memorial service for David Billman March 17 in Chatfield
The memorial service for David J. Billman, 61, of Oronoco, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Chatfield Lutheran Church in Chatfield, with Rev. Mark Docken officiating. Mr. Billman died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, of natural causes at his home. David John Billman was born on Aug. 9, 1956 in Rochester, to William and Dorothy (Pooler) Billman. He grew up on the family farm, attended Chatfield schools and graduated from Chosen Valley High School in 1974. He then attended the University of Minnesota for a short time. David was a heavy equipment operator for many years on various commercial projects in southeast Minnesota, and was a member of the IUOE (International Union of Operating Engineers) and Local 49ers Union in Rochester. He was a past member of the Chatfield Lutheran Church as a young boy and teenager. David enjoyed hunting and fishing, antiques and time spent with his family. David is survived by his daughter, Traci Ellingson of Rochester; three sisters and one brother, Debra Witts of Red Wing, Brenda Schultz of Pine Island, Becky (Rich) Ellinghuysen of St. Paul, and Kent (Cindy) Billman of Zumbrota, and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A time of visitation for family and friends will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday afternoon. Burial and a committal service will take place in Chatfield Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.