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David H. Kirk, 73, of Danville, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his home.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 17 from 4-7 p.m. at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville. Mass will be on Saturday, March 18th at 11am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 444 E. Main Street in Danville with Father Loftus officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
David was born on Jan. 9, 1944 to Claude and Catharine (Strader) Kirk. He attended and graduated from Schlarman High School, the University of Illinois and John Marshall Law School in Chicago. David also took time during those years to enlist and serve in the U.S. Navy, where he was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Independence during Vietnam. Upon completing his military service and his education, David practiced law in a firm with other local attorneys. Following that he opened his own private practice where he continued his 34 year career before his retirement in 2005.
David was a longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus, and American Legion Post 210. He loved to play poker with his poker buddies once or twice a week, and was never without a book (or two) that he was in the middle of. David was a kind soul, who thoughtfully sent a little note or card to someone he hadn't heard from in a while, or who might be in need of a friend. But more than anything else, he loved being at home with his wife, Jackie, and his two best friends, his fur babies, Jesse and Billy.
David married Jackie Kirchoff on Aug. 21, 1992 in Danville and the two have shared over 25 years together. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Jackie; his two sons, Shane and Adam Kirchoff; his grandchildren, Isaac and Amelia Kirchoff; brother, Ronald Kirk; his sisters, Kathy (Dan) Strako and Rosemary Strebin; his brothers-in-law, Jeff (Lisa) Knapp and Mark (Marilyn) Knapp; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind countless close friends. He recently shared along with his family the loss of his brother-in-law, Dave Strebin and his aunt, Gertrude Yoho.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.papefuneral.com, or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left in David's name to Schlarman Academy and Holy Family Church.
Published on March 15, 2017
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