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David Elster

Visitation for family and friends of David Elster of Grass Valley will be from noon to 7 p.m. Monday at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley. Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grass Valley Assembly of God, Squirrel Creek Road in Grass Valley.

Mr. Elster died Sunday, Oct. 3, at home. He was 65.

He was born Nov. 17, 1938, in Grass Valley, to Lowell and Helen (Hewes) Elster. He graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1957. He married Bonnie on Sept. 2, 1965, in Germantown, Tenn. He worked as a master mechanic for Caltrans until his retirement. He was a member of the Full Gospel Businessmen, Cousin Jacks, Son of the Revolutionary War, and the Jaycees. He was a pitcrew member and sometimes chief for NASCAR and other local racing – contemporary. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.



He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Elster of Grass Valley; daughters and sons-in-law Tammie Elster and Kirk Wartburg, and Gretchen and Jonathan Hull all of Grass Valley; grandchildren Nathan Hull, Meghen Hull, Justin David Hull, Max Schadeck, Jacque Schadeck and Torix Schadeck all of Grass Valley; sister, Judith Elster of Rancho Cordova; nephews Michael and Eric Nelson both of Rancho Cordova; and cousins Nick and Janet Elster of Auburn, Glen Loney of New York, N.Y., and Jack and Jane Hewes of Rochester, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, John Elster.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.


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