David Alan Markham

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David Alan Markham

December 10, 1958 - October 19, 2018

David Alan Markham, 59, died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 19, from natural causes stemming from a rare condition he did not know he had.
David was born Dec. 10, 1958, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Donald and Martha (Burt) Markham.
On May 27, 1990, he married Rosanne Schneider in Anaheim, California. She survives along with their two children, Samantha and Weston Markham, who reside in Goshen. Also surviving are his father, Donald Markham, Goshen; sister, Darlene (Steve) Gill, West Chester, Ohio; adopted brother, Mark (Maria) Markham, Guam, and their two children and niece, Megan (Jerry) Williams, Little Elm, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
David was a local chiropractor and sole proprietor of Markham Chiropractic in Dunlap. He was devoted to his patients, adored his children and loved his wife and family. He enjoyed music and still played the base guitar and piano. He used to road race motorcycles and would ride his GX1000s Suzuki whenever he could. He was an avid attendee of local high school football games.
According to his wishes, his body was donated to a teaching facility so that the next generation may have a hands-on learning experience about the human body.
Interment will take place at a later date in a private ceremony at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
There will be a celebration of life for family and friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Waterford Crossing Assisted Living, 1212 Waterford Circle, Goshen, in the meeting rooms on the lower level.
In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions to Cancer Resources for Elkhart County.
Arrangements are with Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen. Online condolences may be shared at www.rrefh.com
Published on October 30, 2018
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Celebration of life

Friday November 09, 2018

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Waterford Crossing Assisted Living

1212 Waterford Circle, Goshen, IN, USA


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Corey Stutsman
Nov 06, 2018
I am so saddened by this news. Peace be with you and to your family.
Rick Hunnel
Nov 01, 2018
What a shock to hear of David's passing. David and I were trumpet players together in the Santa Ana Winds in the 70s.
Joan McCarrell
Nov 01, 2018
Met David through his sister, Darlene (Dodie), while in the Santa Ana Winds beginning in 1972. Memories of playing badminton in the backyard, Pong on the Atari Computer (how that ages us), bowling on Saturday Night's followed by watching Saturday Night Live at Alan's. I've enjoyed seeing his family through photos of Dodie's visits. I'm not surprised to read about him still enjoying motorcycles - can remember David dislocating his left shoulder way-back-when. Sending healing thoughts to his family.
Luann Stuck
Oct 30, 2018
For the past 18 years Dave Markham was my chiropractor, my co-worker and my friend. He adored his family, cared for his patients and was passionate about healthcare. His knowledge, sense of humor, and opinions will be greatly missed.