David Mears

david mears
David Mears of Fargo, ND passed away Monday February 22, 2021, in his home under the care of Hospice and surrounded by his family. David was born February 19, 1948 to Alex and Harriet (Avens) Mears of Pleasant Lake, ND. He attended country school until the 7th grade and graduated from Rugby High School, Rugby, ND in 1966. David will tell you that “he met a wonderful farmgirl, Mary Ann Ebach and married her”. David was a carpenter by trade. He was a member of the local carpenters union. David worked for various construction companies before starting his own business in 2002, which he proudly named Mears Construction. When the physical burdens of construction work caught up to him, David obtained employment with Service Oil, where he worked for 10 years. Most recently, David worked for Petro Service USA in their warehouse and made regular store deliveries from Bismarck, ND to Bemidji, MN. His delivery route brought him home each night to Fargo, ND and to his love of 52 years, Mary (Ebach) Mears. David retired in 2020. One of David’s favorite past times was rooting for the Minnesota Vikings. Each Sunday during football season, you could find him kicked back in his recliner, with a newspaper, cup of coffee, and the TV tuned into the game. He loved the Vikings, but not near as much as he loved his grandchildren. David leaves behind his wife Mary Mears, Fargo, ND; sons Gary Mears Fargo, ND; Chad (Jessica) Mears Fargo, ND; his five grandchildren, Colton, Gunnar and Quinn Mears, Fargo, ND; Owen and Ava Mears, Fargo, ND; his brothers Ted (Margaret) Mears, Rugby, ND; Steve (Debbie) Mears, Rugby, ND; his aunts Patricia Mears, Rugby, ND; Luella Avens, Billings, MT; and many beloved cousins, nephews, and nieces. David is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Diane Mears and Lana Mears. Visitation will be from 6:30-7:30 PM, with a prayer service at 7:30 PM, Friday, February 26, at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo. Visitation will continue from 9:30 AM, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 AM, Saturday, February 27, at the Church.

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  1. Chad and Jess and family,
    Our most heartfelt sympathies to your families in the loss of your loved one. We regret due to the pandemic we find it safer to remain at home rather than attend his funeral. We will be with you in spirit. May the Good Lord be your source of comfort and may you find comfort in the love and support of friends and family.

  2. Gary, Nichole and Quinn, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Duane, Stephanie and Alex Cossette

  3. I will miss the honest and truthful conversations with him. Here was always straight forward and no excuses in every conversation. He was always and will always be my favorite person to talk with. Love you uncle David

  4. We are so sorry to have heard about David’s passing. I have fond memories of visiting Rugby & getting together with cousins at Pleasant Lake. Please know you are in thought & prayer. We know you will miss him very much. May God bless David and all those who love him. From: Roger & Claudia (Avens) Loecker of Huron, SD

  5. Sorry to hear that my old friend and fellow carpenter David has passed away. I enjoyed working with him.
    My sympathies to David’s family and friends. Blessed be his memory.

  6. I remember David and Mary Ann when they first started dating back in Balta High School days. I remember David arriving at the Ebach farm. Mary Ann spent so much time getting ready she was glowing.

    They were a wonderful couple from the start. They harmonized from the beginning and enjoyed the tunes on the radio and phonograph.

    R.I.P. David, My condolences to Mary Ann and all in the Mears family. David was a great person.

  7. Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Worked with him on many projects through the years. He was a great guy and will be missed! My sympathy to the Mears Family.

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