David George “Dave” Leversedge


LeversedgeDavidDavid George Leversedge, 74 of Balaton passed away surrounded by his loving family August 31, 2013 in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 4 at the United Methodist Church in Balaton with Pastor Lori VonHoltum officiating.

Visitation is 4:00-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. with Homer Dobson officiating, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Balaton. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

David was born May 15, 1939 in the southwest quarter section seven Amiret Township, Lyon County, MN to George and Thelma (Roush) Leversedge; the youngest of six children. He was baptized into the Christian faith. He was married to Betty Janell Benson on September 24, 1960 by his brother Robert and Homer Dobson and they made their home in Balaton. To this union, his pride and joy daughter, Crystal, was born. David served in the United States Army from January 1957 to January 1959. He drove truck for over 50 years logging several million miles and driving in 48 states. He also worked in real-estate sales and appraisals, farming and as an auctioneer. David served on the Balaton City Council, Lyon County Board of Commissioners, various church boards, and the American Legion for over 50 years. He retired from the Balaton Fire Department and Ambulance service after 20 years of service and was a past member to the Balaton Masonic Lodge. David especially enjoyed his loving and understanding family. He also enjoyed living and working for 46 years on the family acreage in Balaton. His theory in life was “It was better to have tried and failed, than to have never tried at all.”

He leaves to mourn his wife Betty; daughter Crystal (Joel) Leversedge Marron; grandson Brayden “Axel” Joel David Leversedge Marron; step-grandchildren Jordan and Tyler Marron; siblings: LaDonna Beise of Moore OK; Robert (Vaughn) Leversedge of Cambridge City, IN; sister-in-law Hazel Leversedge of Tucson, AZ; several nieces and nephews; in-laws Alvin and Dorothy Kleven, Elaine Horsman and William Benson; and many, many good friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harold and Clyde Leversedge, sister Ruth Schriever, in-laws: Myron and Faye Benson, David Horsman, Jean Benson, Francis Kirk, Gene Cook, William Biese, and six nieces and nephews.


  1. Uncle Dave i did not know you as well as i wouldve hoped, but the time we did have together was wonderful, your brother Clyde (papaw) and my grandma Hazel raised me, and he was such an amazing man i can only assume you were just as awesome. At least you two are together, probably fishin lol, knowin my papaw. Love you and may you rest in peace.

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