STERLING – David T. Downing, age 62, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Regency Care of Sterling.
David was born on July 6, 1957 in Topeka, Kan., the son of Andrew and Frances (Williams) Downing. He married Monica Dunkel on April 4, 1987 in Rochelle. David was employed as a Dispatcher with the Whiteside County Senior Center in Sterling. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid fisherman. David served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the Rock Falls American Legion Post 902.
Survivors include, his wife, Monica Downing, of Sterling; four sons, Stephen (Heather) Dunkel of Sterling, Eric Downing of Ypsilanti, Mich., Ryan Downing and Jonathon Downing, both of Bloomington; one sister, Bernice Ollison of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Emalia and Miley Dunkel.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Andrew Downing.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Rock Falls American Legion Post 902, Rock Falls. Military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling.