David Frank Mallak

Oscoda, Michigan
December 10, 1931 - January 27, 2018

Services

A family celebration at Sacred Heart Cemetery is being planned for later.

Obituary Notice

David Frank Mallak, 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 27, 2018. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 10, 1931, and has been a resident of Oscoda for over 50 years. He married Sandra Lynn LaVack in 1954 in Oscoda. Dave served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1970, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant and was on active duty in Vietnam. After retiring he went to work first with LaVack Standard and then with Gary Oil. Dave was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, enjoyed the McDonald’s “Coffee Boys”, the annual hunting camp, golfing, shooting pool, and building things for the wife and kids. He loved the sunshine and his family often referred to him as “the sun god”. Dave is survived by his wife of over 63 years Sandy, his brother Fenton (Alicia), his children Stephanie, Tamara, Stephan (Bridgette), Michele (James), Shawn (Donita), Deidre, Cathy and Yvonne, his grandchildren Matt, Dana (Alex), Kevin(Amber), Christopher (Ana), Jennifer, Tara (Jason),Krista (Chris), Chayleigh, Kacey, Jeremy and Timothy, and his great-grandchildren Brayden, Blake, Paityn, Keaton, Emerson, Brycen, Neven, Mia, Jacob, Michael, Maria, Elizabeth, Xander, Tucker, Brody and Marlo. Dave was preceded in death by sons David and Dirk, parents Frank and Mildred, and his sister Betty. Per Dave’s wishes there will be no services. A family celebration at Sacred Heart Cemetery is being planned for later. Instead of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Friends Together, 105 Prentiss, Alpena MI 49707, www.friendstogethermi.org Condolences may be shared at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com

Memorials

Instead of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Friends Together, 105 Prentiss, Alpena MI 49707, www.friendstogethermi.org

Condolences

What a wonderful gentleman Dave was. When we first arrived at Wurtsmith, we met Dave at the gas station.
We quickly came to love him, and my daughters knew Mr. LaVeck as the wonderful, smiling man at the gas station.
I am sure God greeted Dave and said welcome home my son. You have had a good life and have done many good things
on earth.
— Carolyn Brummund
David were going to miss you. We have known you Sandy and your family since the late 70's and have enjoyed many good times with all you. I will always remember your yellow suit. You had a great sense of humor and was very dedicated to your family. We always enjoyed listening to your tales about raising your family we enjoyed the stories and our laughs together. From one Vietnam Vet to another Welcome Home Dave.
— Ken & Joyce Pacholka
Dear Sandy and family,
We were so sorry to read that Dave had died. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Dave, enjoy those roller coaster rides in heaven, I'm sure they will beat Cedar Point!
— Margaret and Paul Krause
We are so sorry to hear that your loved one has passed. Our condolences to the family.

Steve & Shirley Leshuk
— Kim LaMarra
I have such fond memories of Mr. Mallak. He was always so happy to have us around, and he made us feel that way! I know you will miss him terribly, but how wonderful to have known him as a father, friend, brother, uncle, grandpa! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
— LuAnn Tuttle

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