David Burley Black

Feb. 27, 1955-Jan. 16, 2023


David Burley Black, 67, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at Hudson, Wisconsin. He was formerly a resident of Crawfordsville.

Dave was born Feb. 27, 1955, at Tuscola, Illinois, to George Burley and June (nee Armstrong) Black. He will be remembered as an avid Purdue sports fan, a Formula 1 car racing enthusiast, and enjoyed listening to George Strait and country music. David received his master’s degree in nuclear engineering from Purdue University in 1985 and was a member of the American Nuclear Society. He was proud of his career in the nuclear energy industry.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lisa; children, Christopher Black of New Richmond, Wisconsin, and Natalie (Kyle) Grandahl of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Everett and Adelyn Grandahl; sisters, Susan (Jake) McCray of Headwaters, Virginia, Kathryn (Gregory) Dietz of Lafayette and Carol (Peter) Battistini of Avon; as well as several extended family members and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, June and Burley.

A celebration of life is being planned in Crawfordsville for later this spring.

Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

A special thanks to St. Croix Hospice and Comforts of Home, Hudson for their compassionate care.