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Date: 6/21/2018
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Condolences for the Family of
David "Dave" Michael Kaili, Jr.

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From: Bill and Angie Eggers

Just heard about the loss of Dave. What an awesome guy he was and he will live on in all of his kids. It will be sad to not see him at all of our south side events!! He truly loved and supported us all in the community.

9/18/2017 7:24:42 PM

From: Linda Holt

Rick and Nancy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your father. I know he will never be forgotten and I hope those memories will help to ease the pain of his passing. My prayers are with you.

9/14/2017 7:10:14 AM

From: Marilyn Corbin

To Dave, Rick and their families, you have my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your father. I know you are sad, but remember the good times and happy memories with your Dad, and he will live on in your hearts forever. Take care and God Bless.

9/13/2017 10:31:21 PM

From: Nancy Cutaia

My heartfelt condolences to the Kaili Family. For years, you opened your hearts, home and holiday plans when I couldn't get back to see my family. I first met Dave when Karen 'made' me go next door and ask her dad for a rake to pick up confetti off her carpet that someone threw during a New Years Eve party the night before. Her dad just looked at me and said, 'who ARE you' and laughed. Over the years, he was there when Karen and I decided we were NOT mowing the lawn ANYMORE after we ran over snakes in the backyard. He was there when I needed the headlight and license plate replaced on my car. He was in the hospital waiting room after a car accident to make sure we were ok. He was even there when Karen and I thought the house was being broken into; although he didn't catch the culprits even after running around the entire city block in his BARE feet! And, he will be there whenever memories are shared even years from now. God Bless you Kaili Family and may these memories somehow bring you comfort.

9/13/2017 12:05:15 PM

From: wendy huss

Rick and Dave I'm sorry about the loss of your dad. He will be missed dearly by all your family and friends. I met your dad one time and he was pretty cool. Hold those memories tight. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. wendy huss

9/13/2017 10:11:27 AM

From: Frank Soda

To the Family, So sorry to hear about your father. Everything I have ever heard about him has been the best. I will remember you all in my prayers. God bless. Frank Soda

9/13/2017 9:18:09 AM

From: Tonya (Ferrari) O'Donnell

So sorry for your loss. He was a great man! Heaven's gain is our loss!

9/13/2017 8:31:49 AM

From: Joe McChurch

My condolences to the family. I knew and respected Dave for many years from his time at M&M Supply thru Midwest Wheel. He was always a stand-up guy.

9/13/2017 8:19:20 AM

From: Andrea Wyckoff

Kevin, Karen & Family~I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was quite an accomplished man! My prayers are with your family.

9/13/2017 6:47:23 AM

From: Janet Myers Anthofer & Virginia Myers Cole

Beverly, we are sending our condolences, and our heartfelt prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

9/12/2017 6:08:22 PM

From: Mike potts

Dave (coach) thru little all American football helped many of us middle school boys get ready for high school ball. My prayers with the family

9/12/2017 10:47:59 AM

From: Jerry & Sandy Anderson

Dave was one of the finest people I have ever known. He was a very family oriented individual and I know Bev and all the children will greatly miss him. Dave had a great attitude toward life and would always lift the spirits of those around him. We played a lot of golf together through the 80s and 90s. He was a good golfer and I could never manage to beat him. He always kept me advised of his family on the golf course and to this day I still think of Dave when I am out golfing. I will miss Dave and our phone conversations that we have had since I left Des Moines.

9/12/2017 9:45:05 AM

From: George and Sandi Davis

What a wonderful person, friend and coach. Dave was a hero to many and a friend to everyone. He was my Golden Gloves boxing coach in 1965. Special prayers to Bev and a wonderful family. Peace be with you coach.

9/12/2017 7:38:06 AM

From: Norma Martin Johnson

Bev, I am so sorry to hear about Dave, I know what you are going through, You have my thoughts & prayers.

9/12/2017 7:29:50 AM

From: Curt and Jane Brookhart

I would like to send our sincere condolences to Mr Kaili's entire family for the loss of a Husband..Father..and a Grandpa he was a great man. Thought's and prayers to the family.

9/11/2017 10:23:23 PM

From: Sharyn (Johnston) Fuoss

Bev and family. So sorry to here of Big Dave passing. Will always remember the fun times with your family. Prayers for all of you.

9/11/2017 5:04:06 PM

From: Richard Glade

Bev and the Kids Your Husband and father will be missed by many, and the was respected by more. He was a fixture on the South Side of Des Moines. I along with many others remember him as Coach Kaili, but I had the opportunity to call him friend. My prayers are with you all at this time of great sorrow. I will be unable to attend his services but I will pray for him and all of his extended family.

9/11/2017 4:14:20 PM


Kaili Family - Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time of your lives. Dave will be sorely missed by everyone he has touched with his goodness. He will be forever in our hearts with wonderful memories.

9/11/2017 3:31:35 PM

From: Connie Collins on behalf of the Collins family

Dear Rick and Nancy ,and all Kaili family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. We did not know him well, but knowing Rick is proof enough that he was a great man. Godspeed, Mr. Kaili. Connie Collins for the Collins Family

9/11/2017 1:45:34 PM

From: Julie Antenucci

Dave, Linda and all family's: Hoping you find peace knowing your father is in the hands of God Almighty. You have a beautiful family.

9/11/2017 1:24:05 PM