David Lien, 76, of Decorah, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Decorah Lutheran Church, Decorah, with Rev. David Sorenson and Rev. Bryan Robertson officiating. Organist was Kathy Murray. Soloist was Elea Uhl ("You Light Up My Life," "The Lord's Prayer," "I Believe"). Hymns were "Lift High the Cross," "The Church is One Foundation." Special music was "The Wonder of You." Honorary casketbearers were Jim Juve, Ron Juve, David Juve, John Juve, Rob Juve and Dick Juve. Casketbearers were Fred Hemesath, Myles Gerleman, Earl Knutson, Harold Lien, Arlo Wold, Richard Hendrickson. Interment was at Springfield Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah.
David Lowell Lien was born July 5, 1937, the son of Carl M. and Gladys (Hogenson) Lien, on the family farm in Springfield Township. Dave was baptized and confirmed at the Springfield Lutheran Church and attended rural country school near his home. Dave graduated from Calmar High School in 1956 and served in the U.S. Army in 1960. Dave was united in marriage to Patricia Juve Sept. 25, 1971, at the Decorah Lutheran Church. Together they farmed the family farm until 1999, when they rented the farm ground out. After retirement, Dave helped Myles Gerleman farm. Dave and Pat had just recently moved into Decorah. Over the years, Dave enjoyed woodworking and watching both of his boys play football for Wartburg. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye, Green Bay Packer and St. Louis Cardinal Fan. Dave also loved to watch the rivalry at any sporting event between Luther and Wartburg. Dave enjoyed going to the Sale Barn and going to Fort Dodge to watch his son coach. Dave was a member of the Decorah Lutheran Church.
David is survived by his wife,Pat Lien, Decorah; two sons, Chad (Shelly) Lien, Shawnee, Kan. and Kris (Leslie) Lien, Fort Dodge; four grandchildren: Kendall and Brayden Lien and Luke and Vivian Lien; two sisters, E. Joan (Milfred) Nelson, Decorah and Lona Mae (Bob) Anderson, Decorah; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Jim (Barbara) Juve, Decorah, Ron (Sheryl) Juve, Decorah, David Juve, Temecula, Calif., John (Nancy) Juve, Decorah, Rob (Mary) Juve, Ft. Meyers, Fla. and Dick (Darlene) Juve, Decorah; sister-in-law, Diane Juve, Decorah; brother-in-law, Gene Henrichson, Bradenton, Fla.; uncles and aunts, Edward (Evelyn) Hogenson, West Union, Arlene Hogenson, Decorah; along with many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Carl M. Lien, in 1977 and Gladys (Hogenson) Lien, in 2006; his father-in-law, Raymond Juve, in 1987, and mother-in-law, Hattie Juve, in 2000; brother-in-law, Dennis Juve, in 2003; sister-in-law, Norma Henrichson, in 1990.
Memorials may be given in memory of Dave Lien to the Winneshiek Hospice, 907 Montgomery Street, Decorah, IA 52101.