Here is his obituary:
David Alan Geehring
South Bend - David Alan Geehring, 63, recently passed away surrounded by his family.
David was born October 29, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio to David and Virginia (Cade) Geehring. David is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Geehring and niece, Vanessa Griffee.
On November 10, 1996 in Bethany Lutheran Church, David married the love of his life, Marcia (Skorupski) Geehring. She survives along with his father, David Geehring; children, Brian (Christina) Vargo, and Laura (Chad) Picking; grandchildren, Brian & Caden Vargo, Benjamin, Henry, Maxwell & Laine Picking; sisters, Cynthia Buda, Connie (Jim) Stephens; brothers, Douglas (Karen) Geehring, and Jeff (Carol) Geehring; nieces and nephews, Christopher (Janet) Stephens, Jennifer (Matt) Bowes, Weston & Katy Buda, Indica Geehring, Jeremy Geehring , and Jarrett (Brandi) Griffee.
David and Marcia were the loves of each other’s lives. They reconnected at their 20 year high school reunion, became inseparable, and were married two years later. They had 22 wonderful years together. Their time was spent making memories with family that will last a lifetime. They retired together, making plans to travel and watch their grandchildren grow up. Though he will be missed every day for the rest of our lives, his memory will be carried on by everyone who knew and loved him.
David served 21 years in the United States Air Force, rising to the rank of MSgt/ E7. He started his Air Force career as a jet engine repair technician and soon went on to manage entire shops and eventually became a leading instructor. Over his career he was stationed all over the continental US and did a tour in South Korea where he developed a love for Korean food. After his military service he joined The Sweeper Company with his brothers, continuing a generational institution that started with their father. His hobbies were slot cars and models, a lifelong interest that started when he was a child. As he grew older so did his passion and he began opening his own slot car tracks, the latest being Thazer Raceway, one of many tracks he designed and built himself. David was an integral part of the model racing community and made friends globally through his hobby.
Visitation for David will be 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd. where a Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 pm in the Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Dr., Mishawaka, Indiana 46545.
Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net.