Mr. David James Ishizaki

  • Born: March 31, 1962
  • Died: December 14, 2011
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ain't he just goofy looking!

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to David by adding your memories and photos.

David James Ishizaki, 49, of Springfield, died at 5:33 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 at St. John's Hospital.

David was born 31 March 1962 in Chicago, the son of Robert Tadashi and Ruth Louise Ishizaki. He married Deanna Marie Craig on October 3, 1987 in Chatham.

David was a 1981 graduate of Springfield High School and received a certificate in auto mechanics from Lincoln Land Community College. David proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a bus driver for Laidlaw, a security guard for Burns and was a cashier at various places. He had been in a bowling league at Spillway Lanes and he enjoyed it very much. David enjoyed computers, spending time with his sons and dogs, and helping others.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna Ishizaki of Springfield; sons, Brian Underwood and Patrick Ishizaki, both of Springfield; mother, Ruth Ishizaki of Springfield; siblings, Elizabeth Douglas and Robert Ishizaki, both of Springfield; and one niece and three nephews.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors provided by Department of Defense.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I just found out the news,, MY deepest and dearest condolenses to the family, to robert and beth, daves mom, his wife and children.
Dave was a great guy, sadly in life, we sometimes go in different direction for a while, and hopefully when our paths cross again, we have so much fun catching up on things. sadly sometimes firends pass on before that can happen.
dave will be sorely missed.

Posted by robert t pinkston - SPRINGFIELD, IL - FRIEND   January 11, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with Deanna, Patrick and Brian. We know David was a good husband and father and will be greatly missed.

Don and Judy Buckley

Posted by Donald E Buckley - Springfield, IL - cousin-in-law   December 20, 2011


my uncle was a great who would help out anyone if possible he would've given his shirt off his back or given his last dollar if would help you he would always think of others before he took of care his needs he would be remebered for that will miss you always

Posted by Curtis C Coburn - Springfield, IL - nephew   December 20, 2011


David was a very fun loving guy. Always put his family first. Lord knows i remember the hours on end of us laughing and making sarcastic comments back and forth. I lost count of how many times me and David would make a comment about something the other would shoot a comment back. The the other would say something like i'm not touching that or i'm going to leave that one alone. He was a great friend.He always knew how to make someone laugh if they were having a bad day. I was very sorry to hear about his passing. He will be missed so much. My heart, sympathies & prayers are w/ you Deanna and Patrick.

Posted by Brian Murphy - Springfield, IL - Friends   December 20, 2011


My dad was a great man whom will always be remembered by his family and friends for sarcastic comebacks and his witty quotes. But most of all he will be remembered as a caring and kind hearted man who would do anything he could for his family and friends.

Posted by Patrick M. Ishizaki - Springfield, IL - DAD   December 19, 2011

I knew Dave in high school. I remember him as a very nice guy who had an infectious laugh. May his family remember that laugh when they are missing him.

Posted by Dave Curry - Springfield, IL - friend   December 19, 2011

I had a science class with David in high school. The teacher asked us all our nicknames or what we would like to be called. I remember David said "DJ". I didn't understand why at the time. I thought maybe he wanted to spin records. But now I know why he wanted that nickname.

Posted by Steve Reents - Friend   December 18, 2011


dave and i hung out in school at his house and my house; he also was there for me on some personnel issues...he was a super great man...he always liked to squeeze my neck for the fun of it; he had phoned me a few times at home just to catch up and shoot the bull...he will be very sadely missed by myself and the entire class of sincere condolences from my family to his family...rob ankenbrandt

Posted by Rob Ankenbrandt - springfield, IL - high school friend   December 18, 2011

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Ain't he just goofy looking!
His pride and joy
I don't know!

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Chillin on the floor with the little one
He was always found a way to have fun with everything he did

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He was a very smart man, However he was mostly a self-educated man. he always preferred to learn things on his own. Also he was always open to new ideas and opinions.
He loved his family
What a strapping young man
He spent 4 years in the U.S Army and was a marksman with the M-16 and the Hand Grenade. He was PFC and got the Army service ribbon and an overseas service ribbon.

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He loved playing with his kids.