David M. Flaherty

May 29, 2018
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Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 am
Prairie Lakes Church
1907 Viking Rd.
Cedar Falls, IA  50613


Friday, June 1, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Prairie Lakes Church
1907 Viking Rd.
Cedar Falls, IA  50613


Oakland Cemetery
Janesville, IA


A memorial fund is being established


David M. Flaherty, 45, of Williams Bay, WI, formerly of Cedar Falls, IA, died at Mercy Health Hospital in Janesville, WI, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 after courageously fighting his battle with cancer. He was born October 18, 1972 in Waterloo, the son of Michael and Louann Pilipchuk Flaherty.

He married Carolyn Hemele, June 2, 2001 at Shelby Bible Church, Shelby Twp., MI. He graduated from West High School in 1991, earned a Bachelor’s in Science in Marine Engineering from Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy in 1995, then got his MBA from University of Iowa in 2003.

David achieved Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America. He was a United States Naval Reserve, Lieutenant Commander commissioned in 1995 and also a United States Coast Guard Chief Engineer.

David worked for Marine Proposal Manager for Fairbanks Morse, also worked for John Deere from 2006‑2012 and Caterpillar from 2012‑2017.

He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn Flaherty; a son, Evan Flaherty; a daughter Olivia Flaherty of Williams Bay, WI; his parents Michael and Louann Pilipchuk Flaherty of Waterloo, IA; and two sisters, Elizabeth Townsend of Apple Valley, MN, and Mary Flaherty of Waterloo, IA.


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  1. Monica Carner | Jun 01, 2018

    My sincere condolences to the entire Flaherty/Pilipchuck family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this extremely difficult time.

    Monica Carner, Walnut Ridge Class of 1988

  2. Chris Carney | May 31, 2018

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Many memories of Dave from school.

    West High Class of 90'.

  3. Deb Coonradt | May 31, 2018
    Carolyn, I am SO sorry for your loss. May God give you strength to get through the days and weeks to come. Praying for you and your family.
  4. Jim and Janet Graham | May 31, 2018

    May you be strengthened in your grief kniwing that you are not alone.  God has promused to comfort and peace that passes all understanding!  We will be praying for you and your family

  5. Randy Arnold | May 31, 2018
    I worked with Dave during his time at John Deere and so very sorry to hear of his passing.  Sending our prayers to your family as you mourn his loss.  
  6. Cheri Payne | May 31, 2018

    Although i hadn’t seen Dave perhaps sincehigh school I can still hear his laugh!  Perhaps its from all the antics with him and Elliott Lambert or on the marching band field and even on the ocassional school bus ride. With time may your tears become less and the laughter become greater as your hearts remain filled with the countless memories.  


    Cheri Payne (Grebner)

    Houston, TX

  7. Carissa Charboneau | May 31, 2018
    Ed & I are so sadden by Dave's passing.  We will cherish all the fun times at many car events and the musical talent he shared with those around him.  May all of his family and friends find comfort in one another at this time of loss.
  8. Lorri Cisco | May 31, 2018


    my prayers are with you and your family.  Youare a are a brave strong courageous women who has thestrength of the Lord and love and prayers of many friends youve made all the places you have lived. 

  9. Mel Hansen | May 30, 2018


    My heart is heavy for you and your children. I am so glad we had gotten to know Dave. Our small group memories will be cherished. Sending you my love and praying for peace. You are not alone beautiful!❤

  10. Christy McNeal | May 30, 2018
    Carolyn, I am so very sorry. Prayers of peace and   strength to all of you.
  11. Tiffany Hewson | May 30, 2018
    Carolyn and Evan, I am so sorry to hear this awful news. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Tiffany Hewson 
  12. Sallie Knox Hall | May 30, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Carolyn.  I wish I had the right words to say.  Sending you and your family love.
  13. Robin Everett | May 30, 2018

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Im so

    sorry for your loss!


  14. Heather Chivington | May 30, 2018
    Carolyn, I am praying for you! 
  15. Carrie Bardwell | May 30, 2018

    So sorry to hear this. Sending love and   Prayers from Texas for your family. 

    Carrie Bardwell

  16. Kim C Brown | May 30, 2018
    Keeping all of you in my heart, thoughts, and prayers! May God hold you tight in His embrace. Dave sure was a great man! Love you 🙏��❤️🙏��❤️🙏��❤️

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