David Peisker

August 12, 1953 ~ June 4, 2020 (age 66)


David Peisker, 66, died on June 04, 2020 at his home in Buena Vista.

David known as Trapper, was born in Michigan City, Indiana on August 12, 1953 to parents Margie and James Peisker.  As a young man David joined the Navy where he became a sonarman on submarines.  His love of the ocean was life long, but the mountains were his home. 

After the service David moved to Montana and worked at a plywood mill before moving to Colorado.  He worked a gold mine learning how to use explosives, panned for gold along the Arkansas River, worked at a couple ranches in Jefferson and Buena Vista and eventually became a handyman under his mentor Bill Butler.  Despite all the things David was known for doing, it was his knowledge of and skill in trapping that people will most remember. 

David loved and was truly devoted to his wife Rebecca.  They built a beautiful life together in the Rocky Mountains surrounded by family and friends.

David is preceded in death by his Father James, and brothers Tom and Donald Peisker. 

He is survived by his wife Rebecca, mother Margie, sister Jane Bloom, in-laws Phillip and Mary Rodriguez, brothers-in-law Phillip Gerald Rodriguez, Phillip Michael Rodriguez, Russell Prentiss, Randall Hamanaka;  sisters-in-law Yvonne Prentiss, Melissa Hamanaka, Roberta Rodriguez, Ana Lissa Rodriguez; and 12 nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1pm in the VFW Post 1166 in Johnsons Village. A pot luck will be held following the memorial service. Guests are asked to bring food items prior to the service from 12pm to 12:45pm.

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