David Charles Meshigaud

HANNAHVILLE – On Tuesday, April 2, in the early morning, David Charles Meshigaud began his journey to the Great Spirit from his home in Hannahville, Mich.

He was born Feb. 17, 1956, to his parents, Louella Rose and Hubert Ira Meshigaud, both of whom preceded him in death.

David worked most of his life for the Hannahville Indian Community in many capacities. His most recent position was an accounting clerk. Although work was important, many of those who worked by his side felt his joys and always enjoyed how he made the days go by faster with his wonderful sense of humor.

He was an avid bingo player and loved playing the penny slots. His many talents in bead working were always a welcome gift to those who were lucky enough to receive them. Country music always filled his home and in his early years, he was known to hit the dance floor many times.

Twenty-six years ago, he met Steven Gustafson and the two became lifelong partners. They both shared the coming years together, the challenges, and the triumphs.

David is survived by Steven Gustafson, his partner. He is also survived by his brothers, John (Susan) Meshigaud, Earl (Aiesha) Meshigaud, Ernest (Janice) Meshigaud, Robert (Sharon McDaniel) Meshigaud, Donald Meshigaud, Kenneth (Jeanne) Meshigaud, Daniel (Lorrie) Meshigaud; sisters, Annie Meshigaud, Juanita Megenuph (Meshigaud).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Louella Meshigaud; his sisters, Alverna May Scheon, Mary Lou (Frank) Meshigaud; and his brothers, Hubert Meshigaud Jr. and Ronald Meshigaud; many nieces and nephews.

The Meshigaud family will receive guests who wish to make offerings to the Fire at the Elder’s Complex throughout Thursday evening.

Formal visitation will be held at the Hannahville Community Center beginning Thursday, April 4, at 4 p.m. Burial service will be in the Hannahville Cemetery Friday, April 5, at 10 a.m.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Meshigaud family.