David Love, Sr.

Sep 25, 2021
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1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Payne Memorial AME Church (1044 Mobile St. Waterloo, IA 50703)


5-7 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and also one hour before the service at the church.


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David Love, Sr. 66, of Waterloo, died Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.  He was born February 18, 1955, in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Ocie Lee and Sarah Ann Jordan Love. 

He graduated from Waterloo East High in 1973, University of Northern Iowa in 1983 with a BA in Social Work and minor in business management.

He married Yvonne Marie Speller on September 1, 1976, in Waterloo, they were later divorced.

David owned and operated Love Enterprises, Inc. for 30 years, starting in 1982. During those years, he was a valued contributor and was granted many awards for mentoring in the community and throughout the state of Iowa.  Some of these contributions, awards, and certificates include: The Special Olympics, Minority Graduate Student Assn., National Black Alcoholism Council, Inc., City of Waterloo Human Rights Commission, Iowa Business Professional Award, Associated General Contractors of America Award, State of Iowa Targeted Small Business Certification, and his completion of the Department of Corrections Volunteer Mentoring Training. He was a valuable part of the Waterloo community. David was also a member of Payne AME Church.

David is survived by: four sons, David, Jr of Minneapolis, Devin of Chicago, Deyton of Waterloo, Jonathan of Water Valley, MS; eight grandchildren, Auntera (Quinton) Bose of West Des Moines, Dallas, Dillan, Danaya, TaDaja, TaDavion, Yesenia and Olivia Love; two great-grandchildren, Kenryn and Ilee Bose; two brothers, Ocie (Annie) Love, Jr. of Ankeny, Earl Love of Waterloo; two sisters, Zelda Ray (Ralph) Patterson of South Orange, NJ and Ethel M. Love of Waterloo; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Preceded in death by: his parents.

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  1. Lee Steffeney | Oct 02, 2021

    I was very saddened  to hear of David's  passing. He we as good friend and teammate during and after high  school.

    My deepest sympathies  to the family.  He will be missed.

    RIP my good friend and may God bless.

  2. Olivia Love, Monika Drozdz | Sep 30, 2021


    Our deepest sympathies and prayers to you and the Love family.   

    Rest in peace Papa!

    Olivia Love   

  3. Theresa Sisk (Treenie) | Sep 30, 2021
    Theresa Sisk(Treenie), Robert Sisk and Renee and Bill Smith and family we send our love and deepest condolences…The Lord is and will be your Strength and Comfort…we love you all 💐❤️
  4. Naomi Sisk | Sep 29, 2021

    My deepest sympathy to the Love family. Keep the faith. Love one another.


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