David Barnhardt, 43, of Mandan, passed away unexpectedly on December 2, 2022.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 PM on Friday, December 9, 2022, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Keith Striefel as celebrant. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
David was born October 22, 1979, in Bismarck, the second of five children to Don and Kathy (Haugen) Barnhardt. The family lived in Center until David was two years old and then moved to St. Anthony where many memories were made with his siblings. David was always wearing a smile and was polite and respectful. Family was everything to him and he had a special tenderness for kids and would often be found snuggling a sleeping baby or having fun with the kid, wrestling on the floor. At a bar or wedding, David was always on the dance floor and kept his partner spinning. At a family gathering or holiday, David was the first one to get out a deck of cards and start a game. He enjoyed working with his hands and took on numerous jobs. He most enjoyed welding and took pride in his own business servicing septic systems. In July 2000, David married Maria Tomac in Mandan and together they had three children, James, Clayton, and Hannah. A kid at heart, David was a fun Dad and shared tons of laughs and memories with his kids. In 2018, David met Jodi (Moldenhauer) Butler and from then on, they were each other’s dance partner, four wheeling buddy, and better half.
David’s mischievous smile, contagious laugh, and fun energy will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Blessed to have shared in his life are his kids, James, Clayton, and Hannah; his mother, Kathy Barnhardt; siblings, Steve (Kim), Shawn (Beth), Alicia (friend–John), and Troy; nieces and nephews, Brittany, April, Bailey, Bradley, Bellany, Wyatt, Morgan, Donnie, and Jocelyn; his grandmother, LaVerne Haugen; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and Jodi’s family, including her kids, Savannah, Sierra, and Santana.
David was preceded in death by his father, Don Barnhardt; and grandparents, George and Josephine (Fix) Barnhardt and Harold Haugen. David always said when he got to Heaven the first thing he wanted to do was play cards with Grandma and Grandpa.