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David Earl Tambke

January 9, 1952 — May 12, 2020

David Earl Tambke, 68, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at his residence.

He was born January 9, 1952, in Jefferson City, the son of the late Henry Dorsey “HD” Tambke and Jacqueline (Rannabargar) Tambke Knernschield.

He was a 1970 graduate of Russellville High School and attended Linn State Technical College.

He was united in marriage on July 14, 1973, in California, Missouri to Bernadine Dutcher who survives at the home.

David worked as a mechanic, bulk fuel delivery driver, and owned and operated Tambke Petroleum retiring in 2010.

David has served as a volunteer fire fighter and board member for the Russellville/Lohman Volunteer Fire Department since 1970. From 1986-1999, David served as the Fire Chief.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Russellville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, drag racing, playing bluegrass music, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and socializing with his friends.

Survivors include his wife, Bernadine Tambke, Russellville; his step-father, Cecil Knernschield, Lohman; two children, Jenifer (Adam) Seaver, Russellville; Michael (Laci) Tambke, Bonnots Mill; four grandchildren, Mailee Tambke, Christopher Seaver, Justin Seaver, Brady Seaver; one sister, Betty (Bill) Breshears, Republic, MO; and one niece, Kara (Garrett) Wacker, Rolla.


Visitation will be 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville.

Funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville with Pastor Ed Merckel officiating. The service will be live-streamed for those who wish to watch from home. The link can be found on his obituary page at www.scrivnermorrowrussellville.com.

The general public is welcome to attend the services while following social distancing guidelines. Please stay 6 feet apart and avoid close contact. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to wear personal masks or other personal protective equipment while in attendance.

Memorials are suggested to the Russellville/Lohman Volunteer Fire Fighters or to the Russellville Community Pool.

Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville is in charge of the arrangements.

Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so at the www.scrivnermorrowrussellville.com website.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, May 16, 2020

9:00 - 11:30am (Central time)

Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes

5414 Simpson St., Russellville, MO 65074

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Service

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Starts at 11:30am (Central time)

Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes

5414 Simpson St., Russellville, MO 65074

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