David Henri Paule, 69, died Feb. 13, 2021 in Des Moines where he had recently made his home. Born to Ardeth Jenison Paule and Richard Paule on Dec. 4, 1951 in Belleville, IL, hegrew up in Belmond, graduating in 1969. He then attended NIACC and the University of Iowa. Later in life he graduated from Lane College in Eugene, OR with an AA degree in music.

  Passionate about music, he enjoyed listening to and singing many genres both in various choirs and solo. Dave was an artist, an avid reader and history buff. He was a life-long learner and enjoyed many friendships, old and new.

  He is survived by his sisters Luanne (Cal) Krabbe, Kathy Schnell and Nancy Huisinga; aunt Elna (Gary) Day; nephews Christian Williams, Daniel Krabbe and Sam Huisinga; nieces Kaitlyn Munro, Suzy Stoecklein and Kelly Huisinga; brother-in-law H.J. Huisinga; step sisters Teresa Nguyen and Mya Vaknin; and step brothers Mike Laake and Hank Laake.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; step father Walt Laake; brother-in-law Steven Schnell; Jenison aunts and uncles Margaret, George and Agnes, Leland and Norma Jeanne, Arnold and Dorothy, and Robert and Nancy; Donald and Judy Paule; stepsiblings Jos Laake and Gigi Laake Holtzman; and nephew Joey Laake.

  A private interment will be held in February, and a public memorial service will be scheduled later, to be announced on the Andrews Funeral Home website. Cards and memorials may be directed to: David Paule Memorial, Andrews Funeral Home, P.O. Box 224, Belmond, IA 50421.