David R. Senn

April 30, 2021

David R. Senn passed away peacefully at home with family and loved ones by his side on April 27th in Barrineau Park, Fla.

David was born in LaCrosse, Wis., to Robert and Annabelle Senn in 1947. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, leading to a long career at Monsanto. Throughout his life, his diverse ambitions led him to many passions, including his most recent project completing a custom hand-built 1931 Plymouth hot rod with a 426 super charged Hemi. He was a self-taught banjo player with a deep love for Catahoula leopard dogs, a HAM radio operator who also enjoyed clogging and was well-known as an award-winning pistol shooter.

David’s parents and brother Tommy preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter Emily Benner, his sisters Mary Vieth (Jim) and Ruthie Reising, a nephew Brian Lilly, and four grandchildren Chaz, Matthew, Tanner and Faith who brought him immense happiness. David also leaves behind many cousins and family in Wisconsin and Minnesota, whom he visited often at family reunions.

David’s close friends and family will remember him for his tenacious spirit and strong opinions, on some occasions referred to as stubbornness, as well as a kind heart and wonderful sense of humor. He was a great friend to many, and will be missed by all he knew. Please join us in a celebration of David’s life at the Barrineau Park Community Center on May 2nd at 1 p.m. (6055 Barrineau Park School Road, Molino, Fla.).

Covered dishes are welcome but not expected, and musical friends are invited to bring instruments for a jam session, as he was known to host in his home often. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Barrineau Park Historical Society in David’s name.


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