David Andrew Niemitalo, age 69 of Chase, passed away Saturday April 6, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 2, 1943 in Grand Haven to Eino Niemitalo and Helen Kamppinen and was a 1961 graduate of Reed City High School. From 1962-66 he served his country honorably as a member of the United States Air Force. On August 12, 1967 he was married in Reed City to Norma Lee Decator. He was employed for 33 years with Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline, which later became A&R Pipeline, and retired in 2001. On November 5, 1983 he was married to Carol Ruth Ann Reed who passed away in 1994. He was a longtime member of the Reed City Moose Lodge #705 and was an avid softball player as a member of the Osceola Inn men’s softball team. David was an avid reader of books and news who enjoyed travelling the back roads and watching wildlife. He is survived by his daughters Missy (Jeff) Niemitalo-Sape of Fraser, Kerri (Jason) Gauthier of Timberlake, North Carolina, Shana (James) Pawlowski of Plainfield, IN, Alana (Matt) Plotnikiewicz of Cadillac, brother Gerald (Donna) Niemitalo of Kaleva, sister Judy (James) Battle of Paris, grandchildren Mia, Kylie, Marcus (Kate), Christian, Jacob, Megan, James, Teddy, Hailey, Anya, Ellie, Reed, and Izzy, great grandchild Austin, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday April 11, 2013 at the Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City, with Rev. Dawn Pooley officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kaleva. A memorial contribution may be made in his name to either the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reed City or to Heartland Hospice. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday April 10, 2013 at the funeral home.