Eurich, David "Denny", Saginaw, Michigan


Died at home on June 26, 2011 and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus. He was born on April 23, 1938 to David and Dorothea (Wagner) Eurich in Saginaw. After graduating from Arthur Hill in 1956 and two years at Bay City JC, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Europe from 1958 to 1960 with the Army Band on good will tours. He also had enjoyed several years previously with a dance band playing accordion for weddings, and a band with his father, uncle, and Mr. Kremer in clubs, and radio entertainment. Upon returning from duty, he married Joyce Challis on August 26, 1961. He then continued his education, receiving a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education from Western Michigan University and a Masters of Arts Degree in General Education Administration from Central Michigan University. His career of teaching the history subjects he loved to students at Bridgeport High School brought him much joy for 28 years. David was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and served on various boards and committees. He belonged to several historical groups in the Saginaw area and he and Joyce enjoyed the enriching activities that are offered in the Saginaw area. He also loved sharing experiences with model railroad building and wine making. He was blessed with 41 years of making memories together with his family and friends at his summer home. Denny and Joyce enjoyed traveling with special memories of their trip to the Holy Land and Czech Republic. David is survived by his wife, Joyce, of almost 50 years, his son, Matthew (Julie) Eurich of Westland, his daughter, Heather (Vik) Ramamurthy of Martinez, CA, one grandson, Ash Rama Murthy, one brother Kenneth (Alice) Eurich of Saginaw, and many beloved nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 600 Court St. Rev. James F. Krueger will officiate with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Military honors will be under the auspices of American Legion #439. His family will received friends at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 2:00 - 8:00 P.M. on Friday, and at the church on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Holy Cross Lutheran Church, The Andersen Enrichment Center, c/o the Saginaw Community Enrichment Commission, or the Saginaw Valley Historic Preservation Society. www.casefuneralhome.com