David Carl Eklund, 50 years old, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on February 11th, 2022, in Amarillo. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 19th at 10 a.m. at Llano Cemetery East, Garden of Devotion.
David was born May 25th, 1971 to John and Theresa Eklund. David was a loving husband, father, brother, son and Poppy. He graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1990. David loved trains since he was very young, so he was lucky to have his dream job as a conductor for BNSF Railway for many years. Aside from the love he had for his family and his job, he had an avid passion for football, he truly enjoyed going to Minnesota Vikings games with his family. David had a great love for music and enjoyed going to concerts and music festivals.
David was preceded in death by his mother Theresa Ann Eklund; grandparents Howard and Lovina Eklund, and Raymond and Jeanette Prien.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Lisa Eklund; a daughter Lincy Eklund, and her fiancé Clint Wrinkle; his son Joshua Eklund and daughter-in-law Kaitlyn; five amazing grandchildren, Ayden, Urijah, Riley, Addisen, and Aurora; his father John Eklund; siblings Michael Eklund, Gerardette and husband Davy Walker, Jenifer and husband Ronnie Hill, and Timothy and wife Jamie Eklund, Theresa and husband Todd Jewett, Donald and wife Trish Eklund; and many loving in laws, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
David’s memory will live strong and long. He leaves behind so many friends, probably even more than he would realize. There’s hundreds of songs that will make me smile with loving memories of him and the things we shared. There’s little reminders of him all around and I hope that these moments give those who feel left behind the strength to go on without his physical presence. This loss hurts but there is peace knowing that David is no longer suffering through lifes unfair fate.
Thank you for being my friend and always looking out for me while we worked together at BNSF. You truly loved your family and I enjoyed to see your face light up when you talked about them. Rest my friend, you will be missed.
Loved the trip you made to Minnesota to visit. As we are so many miles away didn’t see as often would like. You have been an inspiration to all for your bravery facing the things in your life. I know they will miss you a lot and it will be an empty place in their lives. Love to all of your family.
My deepest condolences