Born on 7/28/1957 in Tacoma, Washington where he spent most of his younger years and lived with his most beloved grandparents Lloyd T. and Helen Nyman. In 1974 he enlisted in the United States Military. He traveled abroad a great deal in Germany and South Korea. In 1994 he completed the United States Army Sergeant Academy, Class #43, where he attained the Rank of Command Sergeant Major. He returned from the United States Military in 1998 after serving for our country for 23 years. He is survived by his children Jamie Zehner , Logan Zehner, and Cory (Zehner) Dempster. David is also survived by his truly loved wife, Machelle Zehner. He is preceded in death by his parents Celia Mary Crane and Gerald Zehner, and his beloved grandparents, Lloyd T. and Helen Nyman.