David Provost III


David Provost III, born on September 18, 1958, the apple of everyone’s eye, especially his three older sisters, died unexpectedly at home in Foxboro on January 30 when his heart gave out. He was 62 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Deb, and stepchildren of whom he was immensely proud: Nick Holleman, Superior; and Emilie (Steve) Law, Scotland. Four sisters: Becky (Ken) Kurtz, Indian Wells, California; Jeanne (Steve) Hopkins, Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin; Patsy (Roger) Bolk, Minong, Wisconsin; Penny (John) Maliska, Winchendon, Massachusetts; and one brother: Jeffrey (Barb) Johnson, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

He is preceded in death by his father, David Provost, and mother Elinore. Named for his father and grandfather, “Davy” was always the center of the family — by birth order and birthright.

Family was the core of Dave’s life. Along with Deb, they delighted in every family event. There were many occasions to celebrate with his nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He liked to hunt and fish with his brother, Jeffrey, nephews Dennis Dave, Charlie, Chris, and Chudecke uncles and cousins.

Forever cherished by Dave were his nieces and nephews: Dennis David, Jenika, Christopher, Stacy, Veronica Jean, Charlie, Jack, Mary Grace, Kelly Rebecca, Katie, Dan, and Josh.

His family will miss Dave’s texts, phone calls, photos, videos, and attention. He never let a day go by without reaching out to one or more cousins, nieces and nephews. He watched over them with great pride, and shared in every achievement. His life on the road offered time to talk over the day’s events, and world events, with his loved ones.

Dave was a pipeline inspector on Enbridge lines with Tulsa Inspection Resources. He worked far from home for weeks and sometimes months at a time. The family is grateful that with his constant travel, and sometimes lonely days and nights, he was at home in the arms of his beautiful wife when he left this earth.

His travel made him especially thankful to return to Foxboro and the sanctuary he and Deb created, surrounded by forests, gardens, ponds, animals, and their beautifully designed home.

An obituary for Dave would not be complete without mentioning his lucky labs. He had many through the years. There was never one farther than his arm’s reach. Every one captured his heart. His family likes to think of him happily reuniting with Tralfaz, Tosha, Taco, Dupey, Chubby, Jiggers, Winnie, Augie, Mister, Jewel, Abby, Kevy, Bob, and Sonny Boy.

A gathering for friends and family to honor Dave’s life will be announced at a later date.

The Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 E. 5th Street, Superior, is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit our website at

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