David L. Barkschat

February 26, 1957 ‒ June 20, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

David L. Barkschat, age 60, of Fredericktown passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on February 26, 1957 in Grove City, Pennsylvania to the late Frederick and Rosalie (Marvin) Barkschat. He was a 1975 graduate of Fredericktown High School. David was employed for over twenty two years at Guttman Oil/Brightstar Propane and was a member of Christ the King Community Church. He enjoyed working on Art and Peggy Baumberger’s farm and taking care of his own lawn. But most of all, David loved the time he spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife, of 39 years, Brenda (Albert) Barkschat; two daughters, Jenny (Rob) Armstrong, Rebecca Barkschat; his grandchildren, Morgan and Aiden Armstrong; two brothers, Fred (Sue) Barkschat, Karl (Kathy) Barkschat; sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother Erick Barkschat Sr.

Friends may call on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 2-4PM at Christ the King Community Church (15598 McClelland Rd. Fredericktown, Ohio 43019). A service will follow beginning at 4PM with Rev. Dr. Lucian Baker officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Christ the King Community Church; Star Home Health Service of Mount Vernon; or Hospice of Knox County.

To send the family a condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of David L. Barkschat.


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  • Our deepest and most sincere sympathy to the entire family for your loss. May you draw comfort knowing that Dave is in the arms of Jesus through his confession of faith and baptism. In Christ’s love, Tim and Lou Ann Wolford

  • My wife and I wanted to express our condolences to Dave‘s family and friends
    of which I consider myself one. I actually worked with his brothers; Rick and Karl,
    before I met Dave. When I decided to make a change from the progression of agricultural jobs I had in the past, I was apprehensive about how
    I would be received in a new place of employment. Dave was very welcoming and helpful from my first day in 2003 through his last day at work this year.
    He always had a laugh and a greeting for me every day
    regardless of how bad his day or mine had been.
    I will always remember him as a friend and will never forget his kindness.
    God Bless your family
    Dave and Tena Hartman

  • Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
    Dave & Deb Barber

  • So sorry Brenda and family to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a great guy who loved all of you guys a lot. Prayers for all

  • Brenda and girls,

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing! Prayers for you as you walk this journey! Hugs!
    Kelly Goff Castle

  • Sincerest sympathies to you Brenda, Jenny and Becky. Dave forever lives in your memories.

    Greg and Cindi Marvin

  • Brenda, Jenny & Becky – Hold on to the memories!! Remember the great times!
    Hold each other and rejoice in the thought you will see him again. Prayers!

  • So sorry. He was loved by all who knew him. He always had a smile on his face. So glad that he gave his heart to the Lord. He knew where he was going and he was a shinning light in our church family.
    Love you guys.

  • My prayers are with you all. I worked with David when he drove a school bus for Mount Vernon. He made each day special with his smile and fun nature. God’s blessings be with you.

  • Sending our deepest sympathy to Brenda and the girls. Memories will last a lifetime, hold onto them through this difficult time and always. Praying for the whole family.

  • Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Unfortunately, due to Keven and I vacationing in Alaska/Vancouver B.C. we will be unable to attend services. With deepest sympathy,
    Keven & Karma Lamb

  • Dear Brenda, To you and all of David’s family, we are sending our deepest sympathy and friendship. What a nice guy!!!!! He will be sorely missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him (and you). He has left us much too soon, but now you have a guardian angel watching over you. Please know that we care and share in your loss. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Im truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you cherish your fondest memories until the day you are reunited, John 5:28,29

  • When Someone you love becomes a memory. Let their memory heal your tomorrow, ease your pain and replace your heartache.
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time.

    Eddie Saunders and Family

  • Brenda, Jenny and Becky – We are saddened to hear about Dave’s passing. We will always remember how your dad made us feel when we met, spoke and fellowshipped. You will continue to be in our prayers always and forever. Al and Dayna

  • To Brenda, Jenny, Becky and other family members, Our hearts were saddened when we heard of Dave’s passing. Dave was a great man to know and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers to you and the family.
    Our sympathy to all,
    Jim and Rhonda Young

  • Dear Brenda and family I want to send my deepest sympathy for your loss. I was very saddened when I heard of Dave’s passing. I was a coworker of Dave’s for sixteen years. Even though I only worked in the winter season with him, I still got to know him very well. Dave was one of the reasons I looked forward to coming back to work. Dave was usually the first person I would see when I came back and we would catch up with each other on what happened in the off season. Even though I never met you personally, he always spoke highly of you and the family. This past winter at work just didn’t seem the same without Dave, I really missed him, and will continue to miss him. Sorry that I won’t be able to attend Dave’s services today, I am traveling at this time.

    Don and Becky Myers
    and family.

  • Jenny
    I am so sorry for your family loss. I know things are going to be rough. Your Dad was taken to early and I know he is at peace right now but the families he left behind will have to remember the good time’s and take each day as it comes. Please
    Send Brenda may condolences. I know Jennifer has the same thought for everyone.

  • Very sorry for your loss. Dave was a fine employee that was admired by his customers and co-workers. May God provide you and your family strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Brenda & Family:
    We’re so saddened that Dave had to leave his loving family. He is gone from this earth but he will live forever in your hearts and memories…

  • We were are very sorry to hear that Dave had passed away. It’s such a trying time for love ones to go through and prayers are with you. My history with Dave goes back to us sharing rides while working at Mansfield products. You get to know someone pretty well spending five days a week in a car. He became a good friend and family was very important. Cancer is such devastating disease I hope they find a cure soon.