DAVID LEE DAUER, entered “The Academy of Angels” on October 2, 2023, at 70 years of age. David was born September 26, 1953 in New Braunfels, Texas to Billie Kathryn and Harry Dauer, Jr. He attended Comal County Schools throughout his childhood years and Graduated from Canyon High School in 1972. David then enlisted in the United States Navy where he faithfully served and was Honorably Discharged.
He met his Soulmate for Life, Deborah Sue Farrar, while in High School and met again at the Golden Stallion Dance Hall, where he pursued her to go on a date, but it took her three weeks to accept. Their love matured and the two were married on July 9, 1977 in New Braunfels, Texas. David and Debbie set out to enjoy their lives together and raise a family having lost their first baby, Catherine Elizabeth then had three Sons, Daniel Avery Dauer; Dustin Aaron Dauer; and Devin Alan Dauer. Completely devoted to his family, they raised their Boys to excel in school, and participate in sports and athletics. David coached and developed the boys in Baseball and Football. He was instrumental in the development of the Converse Little League and served as the President of Youth Soccer Associations. Their children meant the world to them, as well as extended family through travel, boating, and camping.
David is survived by his Wife Deborah Farrar-Dauer; Sons Daniel Dauer (Colette), Dustin Dauer (Tammy), Devin Dauer and Nova and Bennely; & Sister Dianna Cochran and Lorenzo Romero; Brother & Sister-in-law Tom and Julie Farrar, his life-long Brother Chuck Richter, his adopted neighbor Daughter Julie Gage, and his adopted Godparents Helen and Cliff Gaston.
“GRUMPA”, as he was affectionately named by his beautiful Grandchildren; Clara, Sadie, Kinsley, and Dalton, and his very special neighbor Granddaughters Maesan and Ava. He was a devoted Grandfather who always wanted them near him. He was devoted to attending all of their school and sports events and rarely missed any Soccer, Softball, and Baseball games.
David had a soft spot in his heart for furry friends. Their very favorite cat and dog were named FART and SKIPPER…indeed special family members. At home, he enjoyed feeding and fostering the neighborhood deer in his back yard (sometimes number 70 or more).
An Avid Hunter and Fisherman, David absolutely enjoyed Deer Hunting Season as he enjoyed the outdoors and mostly filling his freezer with food for his family. He most enjoyed hunting with his family, sitting around a roaring campfire, possibly drinking a beer (or two), and telling stories and relishing the fellowship. Going to the coast would never wane throughout their years together. He and Debbie would take their travel trailer often to Rockport to fish with friends and family and enjoy the company. Many wonderful memories that will remain fresh in our memories.
Because of a tragic event involving his Sister-in-Law, Kay Farrar, David joined the family business with Debbie’s parents and brother-in-law Rick, and Sister-in-law Julie. The business was devoted to ensuring families with disability challenges were able to afford needed durable medical equipment. David became completely involved in procuring, developing, and teaching detailed mobility equipment for the most minimally able needy. Special, high tech, Electric Wheelchairs, scooters, beds, etc. After several years, David opened his own company, ASSISTANCE HOME MEDICAL providing low cost medical equipment to families in need. After several more years, David saw the need to expand services to those in more need for Oxygen support and Rehab equipment and he again opened a new company, AMERICAN HOME MEDICAL & REHAB where he grew the business in several medical areas over the years. He was most proud of the support his company developed with the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) in provided support to wounded warriors at the Center for the Intrepid and working closely with the world-famous US Army Military Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where his company provided wound garments for severely burned patients. Through the hard work of David and his employee family, the company grew to be highly respected in the San Antonio area medical community.
Never one to sit and watch the world go by, David remained completely active despite numerous surgeries throughout the years. He NEVER sat still. From constantly in the yard making their home a place of beauty to a new home, clearing brush and cleaning up the property, he NEVER sat still.
In the mid to late 90’s, David and Debbie were so devoted to their faith they saw the need for a new Christian Devotion Center on the West side of New Braunfels. Working tirelessly to procure a location, refurbishing a home to create a place or worship, remodeling a space for a sanctuary, gathering others to come praise GOD, and hiring a young energetic pastor to minister, Holy Ground Christian Church was born. David was sent out by his Lord and Savior to make this happen…AND…he did!
David will be missed by many that he touched throughout the years. And there is no doubt, that he touched many, many lives. We love you as do Your Most Loving Wife, Sons, Daughters in law, Grandchildren, Brother-Sister-in-law, Nieces Nephews, Cousins, extended family, and most dear friends.
Pallbearers: T. J. Farrar, Jesse Bordisso, Carlos Torres, Jerry LaDere, Mat Hubble, William Bazzel, Kris Janicke, Silas Gage, Wayne Hajek, Mike Brobston.
Honorary Pallbearers: Alleck Bordisso, Charlie Bordisso, T. K. Farrar, Dalton Dauer, Kodin Janicke, Ken Mohrig, Ken Piper, Chuck Richter, Mike Long, Josh Boggs, Chris Sanches, Ralph Hernandez, Jamie Young, Jeff Gill, Andy Garza, Chris Arthur, Jason Tinoco, & Lorenozo Romero.