OBITUARY

David Larry Kreigh

February 15, 1958March 6, 2021
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David L Kreigh, 63, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a great friend to many. David was born February 15, 1958 in Fort Wayne, IN to Larry and Opal (Bard) Kreigh. David graduated from Norwell High School in 1976. He was in the transportation and logistics business for many years, and had been Vice President Fleet Maintenance at Forward Air Incorporated. Additionally, he was President of Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association from 2011 - 2013. On June 2, 1979, he married Amy Roberts, his high school sweetheart. They raised two sons, Dustin and Benjamin, and a daughter, Chelsea. David was known by many as a hard-working, selfless and family-oriented man. He was most happy being amongst his family, spending weekends with them at he and Amy’s homestead in Ossian, a property that’s been in the family for over 150 years. He was an avid runner, and enjoyed fishing back at the pond. Picking at his guitar was a favorite pastime. David took pleasure in traveling, taking part in several trips with Amy over the years, and was fond of gatherings with relatives and lifelong friends. In later life, he cherished being a grandfather to four young grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his father, Larry; his mother, Opal; and his granddaughter, Emilia Kreigh. He is survived by his wife Amy; his three children, Dustin (Jessica) Kreigh of Fishers, IN, Benjamin Kreigh of Shipshewana, IN, and Chelsea (Skyler) Titus of Nappanee, IN; and four sisters; Jan (Dan Bushee) Chaney of Ossian, IN, Judith Kreigh of Manistee, MI, Susan (Jim) Gochis of Golden, CO and Linda (Jerry) Clausman of Highlands Ranch, CO. A private family funeral service will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 W Mill St, Ossian IN 46777. A public visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S Meridian St, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodak.com for the Kreigh family.

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  • Riley Children’s Foundation

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  • Public Visitation

    Saturday, March 13, 2021

  • Private Family Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 13, 2021

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David Larry Kreigh

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Scott Rosengarten

April 7, 2021

I first met David when he came to Forward Air back in 2015. He would always make it a point to come and talk to us drivers whenever he came over to the Columbus terminal in Ohio to ask about our concerns, etc. He was always trying to find solutions and improve procedures. Whenever David saw me, he would always come over and talk to me just to say hello. I always liked that about him and I was always glad to see him when he came around. I will miss David greatly, he was a good man. To his family, I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to all of you. You have my deepest sympathy.

Jeff Snauwaert

March 24, 2021

I knew Dave from the transportation industry and while we were competitors for most of our careers I was blessed to be able to call him friend. He truly was the class of the industry and will be missed by many. My condolences go out to his family. RIP Dave!

Darrell Yager

March 23, 2021

Amy, I am sorry to hear of David’s passing. You and the family will be in our prayers.

Peggy Niswonger

March 22, 2021

I worked with Dave at Towne Air Freight in South Bend Indiana and later moved to the Fort Wayne terminal after it became Forward Air. Dave leaves us with fond memories and we’re thankful to have been a part of his life. Here are a few of those memories. Everyday Dave would greet us with a smile and ask how we were doing. He often inquired how many laps we had walked that day for he was an avid jogger and would tell us we had done great! Dave would bring in those famous donuts and later stop by to see if I had caved and had one. We were devoted to putting in a good day’s work. One day was extra tough and he reminded me that I came first than work. It was evident the love, devotion & pride he had for his family. I enjoyed hearing about his family, planting a beautiful memorial tree, grandchildren and the pond. Dave had a unique presence about him and he will be missed so much. Amy & family, may God bless you and comfort you.

Linda Miller

March 19, 2021

Amy & Chelsea I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! My prayers are with you as you grieve! May God wrap His arms around you & hold you through the coming days & months ahead! Heartbreaking! ((Hugs))please accept my condolences! 💔😢🙏

Christine and Dan Hunt

March 18, 2021

Dear Amy and family,
Dan and I were so very saddened to hear of Dave's passing. I have fond memories of Dave at Norwell and then later at our class reunions. He always had a smile on his face. God bless your family as you go through this very difficult time.
Christine and Dan Hunt

Tim Hindes

March 16, 2021

Amy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, I worked with Dave in the early days of Towne. I'll always remember his genuine kindness to all who met him. His smile was so kind and would put one at ease within minutes of engaging with him. He was a wonderful man. MaryKay and I send prayers and hopes of healing. Peace, Tim & MaryKay Hindes

Matt Confer

March 13, 2021

Amy & Family - Extending my deepest sympathies and prayers to each of you as you grieve the loss of Dave. May the peaceful presence of the Holy Spirit fill your hearts and minds in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” (Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬)

Tim Benecke

March 12, 2021

Amy and Jan,
I was shocked when I heard about Dave. It has been such a long time since we last saw each other at Wabash, but I want you to know that you are both, along with Dustin, Benjamin, Chelsea and the rest of your family, are in my thoughts and prayers.

I pray that God will give you all the strength to get through this tough time and the peace to know Dave will be waiting for you in heaven.

May God bless you all,
Tim Benecke

Michael DeBolt

March 11, 2021

Amy and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing and will keep you and family in our thoughts and prayers.

Deepest Sympathy,

Michael DeBolt

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