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David E. Unger

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 3:28 p.m. CST

David Earl Unger, 66, Big Rock, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Hospice Inpatient Center at Mercy Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark., surrounded by love and comfort with his wife and caregivers by his side.

David bravely fought Alzheimer’s for 10 years.

He was born Sept. 4, 1947 to the late Earl and Thelma Mott Unger.

David retired from Lucent/Alcatel in Lisle after 30 years as an electrical engineer, a job which he truly loved.

During the last half of his career he had the opportunity to travel to many different countries for his job, helping with the electrical communication of the newly-installed cell towers. He was so proud to be a part of that.

He loved working with and meeting new people from other countries. No one was a stranger to him.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Betsy) Rankin Unger; a step-son, Jeremy (Lorelli) Deml and two beloved grandsons, Elijah and Caleb, all of Maumelle, Ark.; brother-in-law, Marc Rankin, Earlville; sister-in-law, Barbara Borton, Earlville; his brother, Michael (Barb) Unger, Newbury Park, Calif., and their two sons, his nephews, Matt and Zac; his cousins, Greg Unger and Neil Unger, both of Mt. Morris; and many other cousins living elsewhere.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in the spring in his hometown of Mt. Morris.

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