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03 May

To Celebrate a Life of Love: David James Techam

October 23, 1943-March 26, 2021

David Techam, 77, died March 26th, 2021 at Kirkwood Manor nursing home, following a stroke. He was born October 23rd, 1943, in Hopkins, Minnesota to Herman and Mary (Dvorak) Techam.

David graduated from Hopkins High School, class of 1962. Following graduation, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Independence aircraft carrier. David’s ship was directly involved in the Blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

After his enlistment with the Navy, David settled in Minnesota and married Charlotte Kranz. David and Charlotte adopted a son, James, from Korea in 1974. David later married Damaris (Wenzel) Techam. In 2014, David relocated to Llano, Texas.

David was an adventurer even after the Navy, spending his spare time sailing Lake Superior, fishing in Alaska, or traveling in his motorhome.

In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by wife, Damaris, and his sister Katherine. Surviving are his son, James Techam, James’ wife, Alyshea (Jenn) Techam, and two grandchildren, Mara and Christian. He is also survived by his siblings, Gene, Steve, Bob, Dan, Diane and Deanna.

A service of Remembrance will be held 11:30 A.M. on May 7th, 2021 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Road, San Antonio, TX. Interment will be at 1:45 P.M. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. A reception will follow at Herbert’s, 1440 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, TX.