David L. Komrosky

david l. komrosky
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David Leo Komrosky, 77, Fargo, ND, affectionately known as “Sparky” and “Pa” by his kids, died Monday, February 7, 2022 at the VA Hospital in Fargo surrounded by his family. Dave, the youngest of 7, was born in Valley City, ND on January 17, 1945 to Edwin and Amelia (Krege) Komrosky. He grew up and attended school in Valley City, ND. He studied Art at the State College there before entering the Navy in 1965. He served 4 years on 4 aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge from service, he moved to Fargo, ND working a short time for the Post Office and painting at Cook Sign. Later, he met and fell in love with his sweetheart, Eileen Johnson, at their favorite watering hole, the Nestor. They were married on Valentine’s Day in Herman, MN in 1976 and from this union 2 kids were born, Wyatt in 1977 and Wendy in 1984. He always said he felt like the richest man in the world after they were born. Dave and Eileen raised their family in Fargo where Dave started his own business in 1980, Dave’s Truck Lettering & Signs, working various contracts until the last few days of his life. Dave enjoyed gardening, flowers, taking in animals on his hobby farm, fishing, planting fruit trees at his farm and later his kids’ homes. There was nothing he wouldn’t do to help his kids, going out of his way to make sure they had everything, even if they didn’t really need it-they got it anyway! He loved to putz and tinker around in his garage, stoking his fireplace and working on random projects. He was very proud of his 2 sets of twin grandkids, supporting their sports, musical, and theatrical activities. He had a big sense of humor, making up jokes or ordering cheeseburgers with no cheese, which his grandkids still do to this day. He had a heart of gold and his strength knew no boundaries. He is survived by his ornery wife of 46 years, Eileen “Ludi Mae”, a son, Wyatt (Becky) and a daughter, Wendy (Kristen) all of Fargo. A brother, Jim Komrosky, of Minot, ND. 5 grandchildren: Amelia, Connor, Audrey, Tyler, and Isaiah. He is also survived by friends who became family, Benjamin (Melissa) Lynn of Swan Valley, Western Australia and their kids Ben Jr, Cody, Jedi, and Trizelle. He leaves behind 2 grand dogs, Juno and Rusty, many nieces and nephews, and cherished friends he met along the way. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers: Wayne, Gene, and Darrell, 2 sisters: Phyllis and Halcie.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I was so blessed to have had the opportunity to care for him. He was such a joy to take care of. My prayers and hugs go out to his loved ones.

  2. So very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing! He was alway so much fun to be around for many, many years when he did work at Lars Body Shop. One of the guys tabbed him as David Letterman. My deepest condolences to your entire family!! He was one of the great ones!! RIP Dave🙏

  3. We are so sorry to hear about Dave. The kids loved being at your place and the hobby farm. He was a very kind hearted man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  4. We are so very sad to hear of Dave’s passing. Les and Dave had been friends for fifty years and during that
    time many great memories were made. Dave was always there when needed and a kinder person couldn’t be found. Lots of laughter was a trademark and his sense of humor is unmatched. We consider it an honor to have been a part of his life and this is a friendship that will last forever. Our sympathies to you, Eileen and to
    Wyatt and Wendy and families. Until we meet again, Polish Prince, rest in peace!

  5. Wyatt, Becky, and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Eileen, Wyatt & Wendy and the entire Komrosky family.
    Sorry to hear about Dave.
    Our prayers and thought are with you.

  7. Wendy and family. We are sorry to learn of the passing of your dear Dad. He sounds like someone we would have loved to meet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this sad time. Cherish the beautiful memories you have of your loved one. 🙏❤️🙏

  8. So sorry to hear about your loss. Think of all of you often. So many hockey games and all you did for the team. Bless you and your family.
    Kathy Scheibe

  9. There are certain people in life that make a mark on your heart that can never be erased, Dave is one of those people. Years ago as a young Australian guy venturing to the US alone i never expected to stumble across a family that would eventually become part of my own, and I theirs.
    I met Dave when i was 18 while i was passing his property in Valley City and decided to stop and say G’day, that very day he took me under his wing. I have so much respect for Dave and all the things he has done for me over the years, from having a drink and laughs to a phonecall first thing in the morning (Australian Time) just to say hi.
    He became as i will always call him ‘my US dad’. I was so proud 15 years ago to bring my new bride to the US to meet my family there, the Komroskys embraced her as their family too, and our 4 children since then! I wish that time had not gone past so quickly and that i could have been able to visit again (or to be able to drag him onto a plane to Australia) so he could have met his Aussie grandchildren, I know they would have loved him just as much as we do.
    Dave, you have been my inspiration, a shoulder when i needed one, an ear to listen to all my wild ideas and stories, you have (more than one time) put me back in line when i needed a firm hand and straightened me out so I could become the man i am today and there is no way I could put into words how much having you in my life has meant to me.
    I hope you knew how much of you there is in everything I do, I hope you know how i will carry you with me always, Everywhere i go. Thank you for being the ‘dad’ in life i needed, thank you for taking the time to chat to that young aussie boy who stopped at your farm randomly one day, thank you for being my mate. We will love you always, think of you often and never forget you.
    Sending love to all of our Komrosky Family and hope to see you all again one day soon xx

  10. We are so sorry to hear about Dave. We are grateful for having known him and Eileen. They practically helped us raise our own kids – always so loving and kind. Dave was always very helpful. I remember trading Dave a set of tires for a lamb once because he knew I liked lamb, and he had “onion skins” for tread (his words).

  11. Wendy so sorry to hear the passing of your Dad! Just wanted t9 let you know Nerd andI are thinking of you! Hugs and kisses

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