Dwight David Etzwiler

September 23, 1957 ‒ April 01, 2020

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE:  Dwight David Etzwiler, 62, of Bellville passed away peacefully following an extended illness.  He was surrounded by his loving family in the home they built.

David was born September 23, 1957 in Mansfield and graduated from Clear Fork High School.

Teen Love turned into a love of a lifetime when David married Barbara Weirich on May 8, 1976.

David was a loyal employee of Stoneridge Inc, formerly Hi-Stat Manufacturing, for 33 years.

Earlier in life he enjoyed bowling, playing volleyball, and taking trips with his family.  Camping allowed David to spend time with those he loved the most, his family.  Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends were annually spent at area campgrounds with his immediate and extended family.  David was born a motorcycle kind of guy.  He loved hitting the open road with his wife.  Later in life he achieved his dream of owning a Harley Davidson.

David appreciated classic rock music and attending concerts.  A few of his favorite bands include Foreigner, ZZ Top, BTO, and the Eagles.

David was a jokester and a fun loving grandpa.  He dearly loved every moment playing with all four of his grandchildren.  Remembered for his big heart and beautiful smile, he was a husband and father who passionately cared for his family.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Etzwiler of Bellville; daughters, Christina (Richard) Spayde of Bellville and Amber (Brad) McQuillen of Mansfield; grandchildren Jazmine Spayde, Zoe McQuillen, William Spayde, and Bailey McQuillen; mother Joetta Goodman; sisters Amy Adkins and Vicky (Doug) Obenour;  and numerous extended family members.

He was preceded in death by this father Dwight W. Etzwiler and step father Albert Goodman.

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 2 pm – 5 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:  SnyderFuneralHomes.com

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Avita Home Health and Hospice of Galion.


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  • Keeping you in my prayers during this sad time. Worked with David @ Stoneridge for a few years on the 06D line. He will be missed.

  • Barb and family so sorry to hear of Dave passing. Dave was always a kind person and very helpful, worked with Dave for 33 years at Stoneridge. He loved his family dearly. May he now be at piece.
    RIP Dave.

  • Barb and family, my heart is broken for all of you. He was such a great guy. Enjoyed working with him at hi stat.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Barb. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. R.I.P Dave

  • I’m so sorry Barb, Christina, Amber, the grandbabies, and the whole huge family of folks who loved Dave.
    Dave was such a kind man…
    And with an amazing sense of humor!
    Dave will surely be missed by his family, friends, and his co-workers…
    He will not be forgotten.
    Dave will always be fondly remembered by those whose lives he touched with his smile and his kind soul.

    Love to you all from The Wiseman Family.

  • Sorry for your loss. Worked with Dave at Hi-Stat. Very nice guy to work with.

  • Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. It’s been a long haul for you all. Prayers for comfort in your loss.

  • So sorry for your loss
    I had the privilege of working with Dave. He was a very nice man and will be missed. Prayers

  • So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all.
    Rick and Peggy Pfahler

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Many of my childhood memories include David and his family at Chapel Hill Church.

  • Been many , many years. A whole life time. But I remember his face. He was a class mate that we will always have in common. Bless him and his family. He has gone on to a higher place of learning. Many prayers and thoughts. Angela ( Adkins ) Brady class of 76……..

  • Barb, I am so sorry to see this news. I’m at a loss for words. Peace be with you and al of the family!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Dave and I were neighbors growing up, and graduated together. I hope your memories of him help you through this difficult time. Prayers for your family

  • Barb, Christina, Amber and Family, You have my very deepest sympathy. Dave was such a kind/sweet man. I enjoyed working with Dave at Hi-Stat for so many years. He was a one in a million guy that loved his family above all else
    God bless each of you. Sally L. Parr

  • Barb and family, so sorry about Dave. I know he is at piece. Love you both so much . My prayers are with you and your family. I hate that things are the way they are right and I can’t give you the biggest hug ever. Dave was such a great, ornary guy and he will be missed. Please call me anytime you need someone to talk to.

  • I’m so sorry about your loss! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the whole family probably since Christina and I were in high school. Nope Christina’s baby shower. Dave was always so nice to me. A super fly guy. 😜 Barb, Amber and Christina you are all in my thoughts and prayers if you all need anything let me know. Love to you all.

  • I’m so sorry, for your loss. Praying, that God will
    comfort you, and your family, at this difficult time.

  • I’m so sorry, for your loss. Praying, that God will
    comfort you, and your family.

  • Barb & Family,
    Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed working with Dave, he was a great guy. You have a lot of wonderful memories. Hugs. God Bless.

  • Dear Christina and family,
    Please know that your work family is holding you all in our hearts and prayers now and in the days to come. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Richland County Clerk of Courts Legal and Auto Title Offices

  • I enjoyed working with Dave for many years. He was my go to person when my machine would go down, especially the o-rings. He patiently would fix it and say “there ya go.” I also had lunch everyday with him and his wife Barb. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time of great loss ..

  • Barb and family.
    I am so sorry and will keep all of you in my prayers. Love you all.

  • We’re so sorry for your family’s loss…
    Prayers for the coming days and comfort during this time…
    ~Brian and Ellen (Hunt) Auten

  • So sorry to hear about Dave. He will be missed by many. Love and condolences to you and your family.
    Pheba and Randy Cass

  • Barb and family,so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers our with you and your family.Dave was a great friend and colleague, always enjoyed all the stories of his family, enjoyed all the pictures he shared,it was always an inspiration in love when you would see how he looked at Barb and talked about his family.God has gained and angel who will be watching over his family from heaven. Love you Barb and family

  • Keeping Barb & granddaughter Jazmine and ALL of their families in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. May you find peace & understanding in the days ahead. We love you very much!

  • Christina and Amber, I am so sorry for your loss. Remember you will ALWAYS be Daddy’s little girls. This pain will fade with time, and you will always miss him, but know that he loved you and his pain is gone forever.

  • Barb, Joetta, David’s children and the entire family has my deepest sympathy. David was such a nice and always friendly guy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Barb and family, I am saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. My condolences to you. What a nice guy he was. Enjoyed our many conversations, he always had a smile on his face . Another angel in heaven

  • Barb and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Words can’t describe what you’re going through. Just know that we are praying for all of you to find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Barb and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find peace. Enjoyed working with Dave. He was a good guy.

  • Barb and family I am so sad and so sorry for loss. I can somewhat relate to what you are going through. Please know I will be praying for you.

  • Barb and family – So very sorry that you have to go through this devastating loss. I am praying for you.

  • Barb and family, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave was such a great guy. I really enjoyed working with him.
    Tabby Linn (Newhart)

  • Was saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Will be keeping the entire family in my prayers.

  • Barb I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Barb I am Soo sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a good man and great to work for. My prayers are with you and your family.