Funeral Services for David C. Mrnak, 89, of Ekalaka, will be 11:00 am Saturday, January 2, 2020 at Ekalaka Bible Church with Pastor John Champlin officiating. Burial will follow at Beaver Lodge Cemetery.
Visitation will take place one hour prior to service.
For those attending, please adhere to social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC and MT Department of Health. To view the live webcast of David’s funeral service, please go to Stevenson Funeral Home website, click on David’s photo, select photos and videos. The livestream will be active 15 minutes before the service.
David passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on December 24th, 2020 in Ekalaka, Montana.
David Charles was born December 15th, 1931 in Bowman, ND, the son of Henry and Olga (Munson) Mrnak. As a young boy he attended Ekalaka Country School through 8th grade. He graduated from Carter County High school 1949. David was inducted into the US Army on 1951 serving during the Korean War as radio repair stationed in Germany. Following his honorable discharge in 1953, he returned to Ekalaka. David married the love of his life Etta Dorene Gross in Miles City, MT on September 5th, 1956. Soon after they married they moved to Leadville, Colorado where David worked in the mines. While in the mines he became a Master electrician. They were blessed with 3 children, Rod, Sheila, and Sonia while in Colorado. In 1971, the family moved to Verndale, MN and owned an outdoor movie theater called the “Rand Drive In.” The family later moved to Minneapolis MN where David worked as an electrician for many years before he started his own company “Mrnak's Electric” with his son Rodney in 1991. David retired in 1997 and moved back to his home town Ekalaka, Montana with his wife. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, beating everyone in card games and spending time with his loved ones.
David is survived by his wife, Etta Dorene of Ekalaka; son, Rodney (Kari) Mrnak of Fallon; daughters, Sheila (David) Desrocher of East Bethel, MN and Sonia (Scott) Luedtke of Miles City; 8 grandchildren including Chelsea, Amanda, Tony, Clinton, Tina, Weston, Dakotah and Adrian; and 5 Great Grandchildren, Madalynn, Ashlynn, Jackson (Tony Desrocher) Kaiya (Clint Mrnak) and Rory (Amanda Davis) and baby Jovanovich on the way (Chelsea Jovanovich).
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Olga; and his brother Keith Mrnak.