Obit: David Scieszinski


David Leo Scieszinski, 83, of Davenport died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center East in Davenport.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Melrose, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. preceding the service at the church. Interment will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Melrose. Memorials may be directed to Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Dave was born on Feb. 18, 1936 in Melrose. He grew up and worked on his family’s farm. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1954. He enlisted in the United States Army and was sent to Fort Bliss, Texas, the day after his high school graduation. He was selected to work on the Army’s guided missile program.

Following his military service, Dave attended the University of Iowa on the GI Bill. He graduated from Iowa Law School in 1963. Dave practiced law in Wilton for more than 50 years; the last 40-plus years alongside his friend and loyal secretary, Julie Overton.

Dave loved boating, golfing, playing cards with his friends and broadcasting Iowa Hawkeye basketball games on Muscatine radio. But most of all, he loved his family.

Dave is survived by his son, Brian (Patricia) Scieszinski of Johnston; three grandchildren, Benjamin (Brooke) Scieszinski, Rachel (James) Bromm, Laura Scieszinski (Jake Dennis), all of Des Moines; great grand-daughter, Jensen Bromm; brothers, Don (Joan) Scieszinski of Grandview, Missouri, Gene (Patti) Scieszinski of Melrose; brother-in-law, Jimmy Sullivan of Ankeny, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Evelyn Scieszinski; brother, Ray Scieszinski, and sister, Lucille Sullivan.

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