David Wayne Medsker
Preceded in death by his birth mother, Pamela Loy, David left this world before his parents, Mark & Lynne Medsker; he was also an awesome big brother to Tammy (husband Flavius) Duncan, Joshua (wife Jenni) Medsker and Alyssa Medsker and a fiercely proud dad of Austin Medsker and Elizabeth Taylor-Medsker as well as an adoring uncle to five.
David was former resident of Brownsburg, Indiana where he graduated high school. He went on to hold a variety of jobs, first as a construction laborer at Gradex, Inc. then as a truck driver for Jack’s Tool Rentals, Prarie Concrete and Beaver's Concrete before he was unable to work.
He loved and enjoyed many things, including Indy Car Racing, Star Wars, college football, fishing, RC cars, the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers. He attended the Indy 500 each year through the 100th running of the race. Before he had to give up driving, he got to drive an Indy Car around the track and took numerous Ride Along trips around the track with the legendary Mario Andretti as his driver. We are forever thankful to the Indy Racing Experience for their kindness and assistance in helping him enjoy these dream-come-true events, they were some of his (and our) treasured memories! In 2014 the Indianapolis Colts were kind enough to provide us with front row tickets so David could see them play in person while he was still mobile.
David was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease in his early 30’s and has been a true warrior as he battled for nearly 20 years! His positive attitude, faith, humor and sass helped the rest of the family deal with his declining health. While living in Brownsburg David attended Lighthouse Christian Fellowship. He had a confidence of faith that was never shaken, knowing that when this life was over a much better one was in store.
During the last seven years David was a resident at Summerfield Health Care in Cloverdale, Indiana. Summerfield is a nursing facility dedicated specifically to Huntington’s patients. Their staff has been outstanding in their care and love for David, even on the days he wasn’t the most loveable! He came to love each of the “awesome little people” that worked there, despite his threats to “fire them” on the occasions he didn’t get exactly what he wanted! We know that they, too, came to love him and we cannot thank them enough for their amazing care!
David taught all of us the following:
Love without limits,
Give lots of BIG hugs
Smile no matter the circumstances!
His family strongly requests that donations to the HDSA be made in his memory so that current and future Huntington’s patients might see a cure in their lifetime.
Visitation will be from 10 am to noon on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 followed by a short service, at Indiana Memorial Cremation & Funeral Care, 3562 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN.
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