Tharaldson, David Alan age 67, of New Brighton, MN. Exceptional husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on January 3rd with his family at his side. David is survived by his wife, Meredith, son Erik (Rachel), daughter Laura Berg (Dan), grandchildren Evelyn and Will Tharaldson and Everett Berg. He was preceded in death by parents Howard and Ruby. He is also survived by siblings Steven (Andrea), Susan Engelsen (Jerry), Linda Lunzer (David) and Bruce (Ruth), nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. David had a zest for life, relishing time spent with family and friends. He devoted time to working with youth, loved to engage people he met in conversation and enjoyed traveling. Every life he touched will miss his larger than life presence. A private service has been held. Memorials preferred to University of Minnesota Cancer Research, First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights or the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.