David C. Golden, 75, of Winona, died on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare in Winona. He was born on July 9, 1943, to Alfred and Matilda (Hoffman) Golden in Virginia, Minn. David grew up one of four children on the Iron Range. He graduated from Virginia High School and started driving truck. Over the years he worked for many different organizations all across the United States. He married Ann Lilla on May 29, 1982, in Winona, Minn. The had two wonderful daughters, Kelli and Nicole. The family would take turns joining David on his cross-country hauls. David loved his Golden Girls and would spend every second with them he could. Saturday mornings were for watching “Golden Girls” with his Golden Girls. As they grew up and started families of their own, David loved his new role of grandpa. Ann and David were able to give their children the gift of being their daycare. The grandkids also loved this intimate time with them. David also loved the other side of his family, his dogs and cats. He always had a pet and loved them like family.
David is survived by his loving wife, Ann; children, Kelli Golden and Nicole Golden; grandchildren, Payton Halverson, Nicholas Colón, Annabelle Colón. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Lester Earsley; and siblings, Georgeanne Stone, Alfred Golden, and June Prout.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Winona Area Humane Society.