David Lee Kottke passed away due to pancreatic cancer on Nov. 29, 2022, in Fortuna, California. He spent his childhood outside, exploring Eden Prairie, and worked at Hot Rockin’ 104 after high school.
He left Minnesota in 1989 for California and worked at Lido Sailing Club until a skiing accident led to his return. He re-entered the Twin Cities music scene and met Suzanne Kottke while performing in 1996. They married and started a family, and he worked as a registered nurse at Methodist Hospital for 19 years. In 2003, Kottke became a drummer at Wayzata Community Church and joined the band Powertap.
Kottke is survived by his children, Samuel and Joseph Kottke, his parents, Leland and Carol Kottke, and siblings, Jolynn and John Kottke. A memorial service will be held at Wayzata Community Church at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.
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