Mr. David E. Main, Galesburg Chapel

65 of Galesburg, Illinois died Sunday February 12, 2017 at 9:41 a.m. at his home.
He was born December 9, 1951 in Morrison, Illinois the son of Jerry Main and Rose Shepard Main.
Dave is survived by two sons, Dylan and Tony Main both of Galesburg; two brothers, Jerry Main of California and Ricky and Cheryl Main of Galesburg; one sister, Connie Heusinkveld of Galesburg and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1970 and from Western Illinois University in Macomb with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1976. He was a substitute teacher for School District 205 for 6 years. He later went to work for the City of Galesburg in the maintenance department for 24 years retiring in 2008.
David was a member of the Elks Lodge in Galesburg. He loved his art, music, and sports as well as his family.
Cremation will be accorded. Come celebrate his life with us Saturday February 18, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at Harley’s Pub located at 2243 Grand Ave. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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8 Guestbook Entries to “Mr. David E. Main, Galesburg Chapel”

  1. To The Main Family,
    I met Dave and Rick through my father (Luke Johnson) who coached them both in Little League and have know Dave for many years! He was a great guy with a great sense of humor and always knew you out on the town and always had a smile on his face! He will be missed by many! God Bless the Family during these most difficult of times!

  2. To Rick and Family:

    Our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. Hard to believe that Dave has left us, but we will all remember his love for life. I fondly remember Little League and later at Galesburg Senior High playing baseball with him. God’s blessings and comfort and as I always say, we will see him again!

  3. Simon’ …this was a very sad day for me personally…David was ‘special’ to me…an original ‘Golden Bird’ Rider, great 3rd. baseman, athlete, artist and friend. I will always remember Ottumwa, Iowa Legion Tournament…when we both got tossed for the play at 3rd base…so many good and warm memories …he brings a smile to my face. He will always be remembered by me with love in my heart. I look forward in meeting his sons, Dylan and Tony …so much to share with them and his family. Take care Rick and lets celebrate all the good that David shared with us all. Regards…#20…Coach Darrah

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  5. Cousin Dave was a excellent artist, scholar and baseball player. It was nice meeting his 2 son’s and being with Connie, Rick and Jerry today for his celebration of life.
    God please you all. He will be remebered as a great guy in the Galesburg area.

  6. I want to thank everyone who attended my Dad’s celebration of life at Harleys Pub and all of those people who have been there for me and the rest of the family at this time.I have too much to say about Dad.If I wrote something it would be too long.I am honored to be his son.Not a day goes by that I don’t have a good memory of him.I love him and miss him dearly.He was a good father to Tony and I.

    Without his help I would not of graduated high school.I wish he was still here.He was my friend also.I believe he went to a good place after death.I want to thank everyone who did a good job on fixing him at HPW.I better quit typing now because I am shedding tears.Thank you to everyone who loved him.

  7. I want to thank the family, friends, and acquaintances of my Dad, for attending his Celebration of Life. My Dad meant so much to my life. He taught me the value of hard work, commitment, a lot about sports and music. Most of all, he was a very good person, with a caring heart. He lived life on his own terms, and went out of it own those terms. He had a big hand on making me graduate from high school on time. He influenced my work career- which includes Maytag and Caterpillar, among others. He did so much for me and my younger brother, Dylan. I miss my Dad very much, but I know he is not hurting anymore.

  8. David E. Main was my father but will never know that fact in this life. I’m just sorry I didn’t find him in time to meet him while he was still here on this planet – to impart his wisdom and hardships through this life – but I do know he is in a better place. Any family, please contact me as I’d like to know how he passed and what he was like. As I have read here, he was an artist and I’d love to see his paintings! I have a feeling that I’m a lot like him. My birth-mom made me promise to not find him as he would be very surprised and didn’t know I existed – but now I can say with full certainty – LIVE YOU LIFE FOR YOU, NOT OTHERS! Bless you dad in heaven. We will meet someday. I love you. <3 K

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