David
Wallin, David Michael, a 22 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2007 in Lawndale. Born in Torrance, CA, David was 22 when he died. David had just been promoted to Front-End Supervisor at one of his two full-time jobs. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, cars, and gun collecting. He is survived by his Parents, Cathy and Ken Wallin of Lawndale, CA; Son, David Michael Wallin Jr. of Lawndale; Fiance, Dianna Gomez of Lawndale; Sister, Stephanie Diane Wallin of Lawndale; Grandparents, Fred & Terese Schlafer of Lawndale; Grandparents, Fred & Betty Wallin of Valley Center, CA; Uncle, Mike Wallin of Las Vegas, NV; Uncle, Mike (Cindy) Schlafer of Hesperia, CA; and Uncle, David (Diana) Schlafer of Corpus Christi, TX. He was preceded in death by his Grandmother, Adaline Schlafer; and Grandmother, Betty Akenbrandt. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Thursday June 22 from 10am to 2pm. The Vigil Service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday at 12pm noon followed by a Reception in the Lighthouse Room. Inurnment will be private. David was a wonderful man and father. In our lives for just 22 years, in our hearts forever.

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  1. I had the honor and privledge of knowing David for 4 years in High School. He was an amazing person and amazing friend. It is hard to even imagine that he is gone. Someone so young and such a good person. Rest In Peace my friend.

  2. David was very personable, kind-hearted, and easy to talk to. We shared jokes, philosophy about life, rebuilding cars, and how much lack of sleep he had for the day. It was a pleasure knowing such a great man/father/associate. He will be missed.

  3. did not work with him that long but david was a very nice guy and a careing dad when he brought his little boy into michaels and all his co workers will miss him dearly

  4. What can I say about David a wonderful person whose was taken away too soon other than I miss him. Only knew him for five short months at Michaels but he made an impression on me. At lunch he always sat down to eat his pizza and drink his shasta and talk about all topics under the sun. He was quite knowledgeable about most things. He would talk about his gun collection and even promise to take me target practise along with Dianna. To his family my deepest and sincere condolences stay strong and take comfort in the fact that David was loved and you got the chance to love him for 22 years. He left a piece of himself behind for all of you in David jr. David buddy where ever you are keep the chatter going and impart some more knowledge. Love ya

  5. Many loved him and hold his memory in thier hearts. I for one was blessed and had the honor of loveing and being loved by this great man. We have a 3 year old son together and my… does he look just like his daddy. The love that we shared can never be matched and will be in my heart forever until I once more am reunited with him in heaven. There is no other place that I rather be than by your side David but I have a duty here on earth to carry on and raise our son to be the wonderful and dedicated man you were… I will not say good bye for it is not. I will just say see you later, I Love You with all my Soul.

  6. The little time that I knew of David I can see that he was very dedicated to supporting his family. Working two jobs, being so young. I admired him for that. My sincere condolenses to Diane and the rest of the family. He left behind a part of him in little David that will carry his memory forever. God Bless

  7. I can’t begin to tell you how saddened our family is because of this great loss. The last time we spoke to David he was telling us how hard ‘potty training’ was with his little boy. As usual, he was extremely proud of the strides he had made as a father. He also was telling us how he was asked to take on a management position at work, and also how he loved his newest job at Michaels. He continued to share his wealth of knowledge on the newest phone or electronic gadget. We will continue to hold onto the memory of his last visit with us, along with his laugh and unique personality. I wish the very best to Dianna and little David, and hope your baby boy will come to learn how special his daddy was and how deeply he will be missed by everyone. My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Cathy and Ken, you have every reason to be proud as David was a fine young man. May you find comfort in your memories and also with the love from little David…a little piece of your son.

  8. WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DAVID. DAVID WAS SUCH A SWEET KID. WE SAW HIM GROW UP INTO A FINE YOUNG MAN. WE SPOKE ABOUT CARS AND HOT RODS. HE WILL BE SO MISSED AND WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM FROM OUR BLOCK. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY. YOUR NEIGHBORS JOHN & GLORIA LYLE AND FAMILY

  9. YOU WERE MY ONLY BROTHER, IT WAS JUST ME AND YOU GROWING UP TOGETHER AND NOW YOU LEFT SO IT’S NO LONGER ME AND YOU. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND I THINK YOU YOU EVERY MIN OF THE DAY. I MISS YOUR SMELL, YOUR SMILE, AND YOUR LAUGH. NO MORE TEASING, AND NO MORE PLAY FIGHTING. I WILL NEVER FOGET YOU AND WILL KEEP YOU IN BABY DAVID’S MEMORY AND IN MINE. I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ONE MORE DAY TO TALK TO YOU AND SAY I’M SORRY FOR EVERY BAD THING I TOLD YOU AND EVERY PHISICAL FIGHT, I WOULD TELL TELL YOU HOW GOOD OF A BROTHER YOU WERE AND GIVE YOU MORE HUGS. THESE DAYS HAVE BEEN THE WORST ESPACIALLY WALKING BY YOUR ROOM, THAT WILL BE LEFT LIKE IT IS FOR AWHILE. LOVE YOU LOTS AND I WILL SEE YOU SOON…LOVE ALWAYS YOUR SISTER STEPHANIE

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