David D. Joseph

October 25, 2009

David D. Joseph, 39, of rural Frankfort, IN. Passed away October 25, 2009. Born July 26, 1970 in Frankfort, IN to Duane and Bonnie (Todd) Joseph. He married Renee Wayt on November 12, 1994. He was a 1988 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School and attended the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. He was a lifelong Clinton County resident. Mr. Joseph had been assistant vice president of commercial banking a Regions Bank in Frankfort since July 2006. He was formerly an assistant football coach at Frankfort Senior High School and Tecumseh High School. Since 2000 he had been an assistant football coach at Clinton Prairie, becoming the offensive coordination this year. He helped to start the second and third grade football program at Clinton Prairie and had also coached basketball there. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Frankfort, where he served as a deacon. He was a member and past president of the Frankfort Jaycees; he served as the Jaycees 4th of July fireworks coordinator for many years, and was also the local and state Junior Miss judges' chairman for several years. He was actively involved with the Frankfort Little League and was on the board of directors for the Clinton County Boys and Girls Club, where he coached many teams, and also coached teams at the Clinton County YMCA.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday October 29, 2009 at the Clinton Prairie High School Fieldhouse. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday October 28, 2009 at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort. A memorial fund account has been established at Regions Bank in Frankfort for the benefit of Chase and Brant Joseph, or memorial donations may be made to the Clinton Prairie High School football program. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Survived by:

Wife: Renee Joseph of rural Frankfort, IN 2 Sons: Chase and Brant Joseph at home Parents: Duane and Bonnie Joseph of rural Frankfort, IN 1 Sister: Stacy (Mark) Lane of Delphi, IN 1 Brother: Kyle (companion Kaylee Toler) Joseph of Lafayette,IN Maternal Grandmother: Mary Jane Todd of Jefferson, IN 2 nephews and 1 niece also survive


69 Condolences for “David D. Joseph”

  1. Rich & Cheri Reck October 25, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Our prayers go out to your family.

  2. LeeAnne Finney October 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    To Renee and family ~ I’m so very very sorry for your loss. I’m praying for each of you. For Renee and Chase and Brant and David’s parents and Renee’s parents and your siblings.

  3. Jan Rohrabaugh October 26, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Renee – My heart and prayers go out to you, your boys, and your family as God wraps his loving arms around you and comforts you at this difficult time.

  4. Rita (Thies) Northern October 26, 2009 at 11:41 am

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of David. He was a great guy and a devoted father. We had a lot of fun and great times growing up down the street from one another. He will be truly missed. May God bless you during your time of sorrow.

  5. Joanne and Fred Burden October 26, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    To Renee and all your family and David’s family- we are so very sorry for this very sudden and tragic loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers; may God keep you strong. Our trips to Indiana just won’t ever be the same.

  6. Brian Benson October 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Dave was one of the best guys that I ever met. My sympathy goes out to his family. He will be greatly missed.

  7. Alissa Price-Parker & family October 26, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of David. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

  8. Mary Patchett October 26, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I am so shocked and so sorry for your loss of David. He was so great to work with while scheduling and taking pictures of his teams. He always treated me with upmost respect. Always on time and in control of his teams. I will truly miss seeing and talking to him. My prayers go out to Renee, Chase, Brant and the rest of the family at this difficult time.

  9. Debbie King October 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Renee and family, I am very sorry for your awful loss. David was such a great role model for my son Kyle while they worked for Brian. Kyle talked about David all the time and still asked about him often. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

  10. Rebecca (Davison) Johnson October 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I was deeply saddened at the news of David’s accident. Renee, I cannot comprehend the loss you are feeling. My family is praying for you and the boys.

  11. Cindy Bull October 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Renee and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope it helps to know that so many people are thinking about you and the family during this difficult and tragic time.

  12. Amy Snyder Spencer & Family October 26, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. He will be missed so much by everyone – he was certainly one of a kind. It has been an honor being his friend.

  13. Ken Walters October 26, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Dave helped me learn my job while we both worked for the Defords. When he was at Rudd’s, I would stop in occasionally to visit with him. I heard this sad news on Sunday afternoon and have felt much sorrow for the family since…God Bless and comfort the Joseph family.

  14. Andy & Michelle Albitz October 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. He will be missed.

  15. Sam and Barbara Scott October 26, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    We were very saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Karl and Jessica Kercheval October 26, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Prayers of peace and comfort with the family… Really gonna miss you Dave. Shared a lot of great laughs. Thank you for all your work. Enjoy your reward.

  17. Keith & Lori (Adams) Moseley October 26, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    We were so saddened to hear about David’s death. You and your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We send all our love to you during this very difficult time.

  18. Steve & Kim Cunningham October 26, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Dave will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  19. Andrea (Brettnacher) Huber October 26, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    You and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. David was a great guy.

  20. Christy (Ward) Lenzini October 26, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Renee, I am so very sorry to hear of this sudden and tragic loss. I can’t imagine what you may be going through at this point. I wish you well and will keep you and your boys in my prayers.

  21. Greg & Rhonda Jahn October 26, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Words cannot express how very sorry we are to hear of David’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your boys, and the rest of your family. We hope you find comfort in God’s love and trust that He will help you through this.

  22. Mike and Jill Strange October 26, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Dave was someone that you were glad to know. He made you smile, laugh, and enjoy life and his company. He gave more to this community than we will ever know. Our thoughts and prayers are with Renee, Chase, Brant and the rest of the Joseph family.

  23. Jack McCoy October 27, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Renee, so sorry to hear of David’s passing. I know there will be difficult times for you and the boys as you move forward with your lives. There will be times that you feel you can not go on. In those times , and at all times, you need to depend on God to get you through them. He has promised to not give us more that we can bear, but expects us to look to him for the help to bear our burdens. With his help you will pick up the pieces and move forward if you remain faithful to His promise.
    You and your family will be in our prayers daily.

  24. Megan Furgason October 27, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all! God Bless

  25. Missy (McGraw) Krockover October 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Talking to David was like talking to Duane, you usually finished your conversation with a smile and a laugh. I have so many memories of Clinton Priairie sporting events with the Joseph Family and the Wayt Family. You have all touched so many lives in your community and David’s passion and commitment will be remembered. Renee, Chase, and Brant I pray God gives you strength in your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Joseph and Wayt Families.

  26. Margaret Jackson Partain October 27, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Renee, I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Please know that you are in my prayers.

  27. Connie Funk October 27, 2009 at 10:13 am

    We pray that the lord be with you all during this time. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength you need. God bless.

  28. Kristen (Kelly) Dennemann October 27, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I can’t even imagine the pain you and your boys are going through right now. I am deeply sorry for your loss. You’re in my prayers.

  29. Jenni Peters and boys October 27, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Renee, Chase, and Brant,
    So sorry for the loss of David, as you know he was very special to us as well. He touched my boys’ lives and the lives of so many others. He will never be forgotten and will always be remembered for all his dedication and devotion to so many. Our hearts are saddened and heavy with this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are here for you however you may need us. I hope you can find comfort in all the love that surrounds you.
    God Bless You.

  30. Sheryl Smith October 27, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Renee, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you, Chase, Brant and the Joseph family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  31. Judy & Steve Cunningham October 27, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    There is nothing I can say to bring him back if only I could . Bonnie, Duane and Renee , Chase and Brant, we are so very sorry for the loss of David. It’s like one of my own leaving. We have known these boys since baseball way back when and it just makes my heart ache because of his death. You raised a wonderful and polite child and turned into a great adult. But we will have the memories and pictures of him and Steve II and the rest of the boys to look at the rest of our lives. He will always come up in a conversation and pictures will be looked at for many years.

  32. Dave & Sayle Little October 27, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    We were deeply saddened to hear about David. Our family is praying for you and the boys.

  33. Judy Burkins October 27, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Renee, I am sorry to hear about David’s accident. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your sons and your entire family. God Bless

  34. Shelli Hesse Bozak October 27, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Prayers to you and your entire family. You are in my thoughts.

  35. Kimberly Rees October 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  36. Curphy Smith October 27, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    You do not know me as I work in Peoria, IL. I met your husband one time and he and I have worked together over the phone many times. I can tell you from the short time I have known him and just by conversations we have had that he was an amazing and fun guy. I thought very highly of him, and I was stunned to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your boys. I know what it is like to lose someone at such a young age so my prayers go out to his parents as well. God bless you all and I am praying for you during this time of loss. I know it is hard but you will find strength in others and your faith to help you through.

  37. Shawn & Stephanie (Myers) Thomas & Family October 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    To Renee and all your family and David’s family:
    Words cannot express how very sorry we are or know what all of you are going through. David was a great friend. Always full of laughter. We thank our Father for the gift of memory, which allows us to hold close the ones we love, even after they are with you. You are in our thoughts & prayers. May the Lord wrap his arms around you & give you the strength during this time.

  38. Jason Van Meter October 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Renee / Duane & Bonnie and family,
    I am so sorry for your tragic and sudden loss. Although it has been years since Clinton Prairie, memories of Dave flood my mind. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  39. Brian K Timmons October 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Although I have not stayed in touch with David over the years, I still tell the story to my friends and family about are senior year sectional experience, I could tell then that David was a good leader and was going to do good things with his life. Back then I didn’t have much confidence in myself, but David was always good to me and encouraged me, for that I am forever thankful. God Bless you, Renee and your family.

  40. Jill (Logan) Lehe and Family October 27, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    So very saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person as Dave. Great memories and time spent with him will always be cherished. Renee and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you peace and healing during this time.

  41. Beth Meece October 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I met David while I was helping the Commercial Loan department at Regions, during a busy time. From day one, he was kind and helped me get acquainted with the flow of the business. I felt from the beginning that I could ask him anything and he would always be very willing to help. David and I would talk about his sons’ baseball and my daughter’s softball. He always had a smile and was willing to lend a hand. He will be missed tremendously.

  42. Sarah Robey October 27, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Renee and the Joseph Family:
    I have no words to truly express my sympathy and sadness over your loss of David. David was a great guy and I will always remember the friendly smile he had on his face every time I saw him. You have all been in my many thoughts and prayers. Continued prayers for strength and peace during this difficult time.

  43. Bob and Kim Ray October 27, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I worked with David at DeFord Chrysler. He was a great person and will be missed. our deepest regrets. Bobby, Kim and Evan Ray….

  44. Marilea Cearlock October 27, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Dear Joseph family,
    What a great guy David was! He was a joy to work with and a pleasure to wait on when he walked through the doors of Farm Bureau Insurance. We always exchanged stories about our boys and what they were up to. He was so proud of his family. He was the only person I would deal with when we bought a vehicle from Defords. I knew I could trust him to treat us right. And he did. My heart aches for his family and the whole community as we mourn his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  45. Jim Oesterling October 27, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about David. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. I’ll always treasure the fond memories of our days playing baseball growing up. He was always a great friend and looking out for us younger guys. He will be missed but we will all keep the memories.
    Best Regards,

  46. Donna Watkins Hiatt October 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Renee, Know that so many people are praying for you and your family at this time. I am so sorry for your pain and your loss. My prayers are with you!

  47. Liz Nash October 28, 2009 at 7:53 am

    May God surround you with love, peace and comfort in these very difficult days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  48. Lisa (Wesselak) Smith October 28, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Renee, I was so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. My family and I will be praying for you and yours during this very difficult time.

  49. Angie Payton October 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

    My deepest sympathy to you, Renee. Across time and distance, my love and support are with you! I truly hope you find peace and comfort in the many memories and treasured times. You are loved by many people, and David’s presence will surely be missed by so many. You will be in my thoughts!

  50. Don & Judy Bruns October 28, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Renee and family, We can not express in words the sorrow that we feel for the loss of Dave. For so many years we have enjoyed a great friendship between your family and ours. Know that you are in our thoughts and we pray for Dave as he passes on and for you and the boys as you find your way without him. You have great support from all your family and friends and God is with you always. Please ask for help when you need it. We love you all.

  51. Heidi (Ramer) Hodson October 28, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Renee & Family,
    My heart goes out to all of you in this terrible time of loss. I can see Dave’s smile beaming from the time he was a little boy playing little league, all the way through to coaching the boys playing ball. He will truly be missed as one of God’s greats. Please know that my prayers & thoughts are with you. God bless.

  52. Jo Ellen Myers October 28, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I remember “little David” from Dr Hedgcock’s office. He has impacted my family greatly (I am Jenni Peters’ mom). I know that he is really going to be missed. He was loved by all. I know that through this tough time, God will have his arm around you and help you get through this. He needed a special soul and David was his choice. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  53. Jim and Kay Isenhower October 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. He always had a great smile for everyone.

  54. Cindy Reeder October 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Renee & Family,
    I am deeply sorry for your great loss. David will be greatly missed by all. May God give you peace and comfort in the coming days. I had the opportunity to work with David and his respect and kindness towards others was one of his greatest qualities. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless.

  55. Dennis & Gina Brettnacher & Family October 28, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    May you seek comfort from those loved ones around you. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many. Bless you all.

  56. Alan S. David October 28, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I am so very sorry too hear of your loss Renee. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  57. Gina Mundell October 28, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Renee and Family,
    So sorry to hear about David. Words can’t even express what you are going through now and in the days to come. I pray that you will find strength and comfort. Although it has been years since I have seen David, it is certainly evident through all of the posts what an instrument he was in the community, be proud and hold on to the memories. May God bless you all. Praying for you,
    Gina Mundell

  58. Wendy & Greg Smith October 28, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  59. Denise Bollock October 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I worked with Dave at Regions Bank, however I worked in the Lafayette main office. Dave was always positive and always so passionate about Clinton County and especially Clinton Prairie football. He will be missed by many.
    Thinking of you and the boys and all your family during this difficult time.

  60. Jeff Davis October 28, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    I worked with Dave at The Farmers Bank years ago. When he left for Farm Bureau I followed
    him as a customer. When he went to Deford we established a great relationship between
    lender and finance manager. He was helpful and just fun to talk to. Although I had not
    spoken to him in some time, this sad news was a terrible shock. My thoughts and prayers
    are with the entire Joseph family.

  61. Patti Kidwell October 28, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    My prayers and thoughts go out to all of David’s family. I worked with Dave on several real estate closings. He had a wonderful personality. God Bless you all.

  62. Beth & Mike Hutson October 29, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Renee. I know that you are surrounded with the loving support of your closest family and friends, but please know that there are many others who are sending love and support from afar! When we lost Mike’s dad this past summer, we were overwhelmed by the support from so many – – my hope is that you feel that same overwhelming support through this difficult time and in the days to come!

  63. Kathy & John McGraw October 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    All of the McGraw siblings along with John and myself are in such shock and sorrow. We are very sad and tears flow. Everybody liked David and we just smile everytime we think about his hanging around our family at our home on Mulberry Jefferson or the really nice visits I would have with him about the new house he was building for Renee and the boys. David captivated the entire Clinton/CP community. Thank you, David. Our prayers are with you, Renee, Duane & Bonnie, Dana & Pat and Stacy and Kyle and families. We will miss him so much!
    Kathy & John McGraw

  64. Chuck Martin October 29, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Dave was a great person and will be missed. I will remember all of the baseball games we shared throughout the years. My prayers are with you.
    Chuck Martin

  65. Lynn (Bowen) Hale October 29, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Bonnie, Duane and family,
    Was so sad to hear of your loss…..he had your great smile Duane! Never had the pleasure of meeting him, but from the other stories I read he sounds like a great guy and you both being his parents how could he not be! Stacy, I send my love and prayers to you and Mark and of course to the boys and his wife. GOD needed him to do his work so he is in great hands but know he will be deeply missed by everyone. Know that GOD is ALWAYS there when you need him and will take good care of David.
    My sincere prayers and love to you all,
    Lynn Bowen Hale

  66. Kim Pletch October 29, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I had a lot of fun with David when we were in high school and college, but as we became “grownups” I ran into him less often. But when I did see him, he was always in a great mood. He’d talk about the boys and 4-wheeling or sports or whatever they were up to at the time. What a proud dad he was! David was one of those people that you really enjoyed seeing and catching up with. To the family and especially Renee and the boys…my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  67. Tammy (Rose) Kniess October 30, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I was so very saddened by the news of David’s passing. Though many years have gone by since we last met, I can vividly remember the warm smile he shared with everyone who had the good fortune of meeting him. Draw on your faith duing this time and know that there are many who are keeping you close at heart. My prayers are with you and your families. God bless.

  68. Mark and Brenda (Myers) Butler October 31, 2009 at 4:57 am

    We can not begin to imagine what you are going through. We can only offer our deepest sympathy to you and the boys. Remember that God is always with you. Cherish those sweet memories you have of Dave. We pray that you find strength in God’s word to face the tough road ahead. Know that your families will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  69. Debora Thouin November 3, 2009 at 4:36 am

    I live in Kingsport, TN. I had talked with David on several occasions in reference to some business he was handling for our company with Regions. I must say he was the most personable individual I have ever talked to. My sympathy to the entire family. God will bring you the comfort you need in the days to come.

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