David A. Heaton, 49, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, died Sunday, May 22, 2022, at his home from natural causes.
David was born July 12, 1972, in Mount Pleasant, the son of David and Carmen (Crawford) Heaton. He attended Mount Pleasant High School where he was a Rotary exchange student to South Africa during his junior year, and graduated in 1991. David earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Luther College as well as sang in the prestigious Nordic Choir. He received his teaching certification from Iowa Wesleyan University. David worked for the Minneapolis National Lutheran Choir. He taught junior high and middle school social studies in West Liberty and Durant. David then began teaching abroad, traveling to Guayaquil, Ecuador, and Cartagena, Colombia, to teach American history. He was currently teaching social studies at Danville middle school. David was an avid reader and choral music was his passion.
David is survived by his parents David and Carmen Heaton of Mount Pleasant; sister Mary and Ben Carrick of Omaha, Neb.; a niece and nephew Sophie and Patrick Carrick and aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ward and Jean Heaton and Philip and Viola Crawford.
A memorial service was held May 28, 2022, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in the St. Alphonsus Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Iowa Wesleyan University Choir.