Official Obituary of

David Andrew Selim

December 30, 1966 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 57) 57 Years Old

David Selim Obituary

David Andrew Selim, age 57, beloved husband, father, brother and friend, passed from mortality into life everlasting on March 12 2024, at home surrounded by the love of his family following exactly 10 months living with glioblastoma. 

Born December 30, 1966, in Springfield, Missouri, to the late Elmer C. Selim and Linda A. (Johnson) Selim.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife Susan (Bybee) Selim, children Matthew, Emily (Emi) and Jared Selim of Logansport, Indiana, siblings Dan and Nancy Selim, of Springfield Missouri, and nephew Miles Williams of Joplin, Missouri.  He also leaves many other extended family members and lifelong friends.  David was preceded in death by his parents.  Throughout his life, he came to call Missouri, Idaho, Utah, and Indiana home, because home is wherever his family was.

David moved west for college, and because of the mountains he loved and church service opportunities he found there, stayed. He met Susan in 1998, married in 1999, and immediately they began to create the family which he called Team Selim.

Dave’s defining role in life was that of a father.  When circumstances required it early in their family life, he laid down his personal dreams and business ambitions to become a full-time, homeschooling Dad.  He approached this role with curiosity and adventure, teaching about life, faith and academics through experiences that took the family to many places, but David always preferred being home.  Whether he was hiking and living in the mountains of Utah, telling stories around a campfire, exploring the Holy Land, gardening, planting countless trees, making maple syrup, or taking walks in the woods on the farm, David pursued life with boundless energy, optimism, and spontaneous fun.  He wasn’t afraid to do hard things, to make a friend of everyone he met, or to lend a hand or lend support to someone else’s dream.  Along with his family and many friends, Dave spent the last decade of his life traveling the United States to serve other people and serve God, helping to organize more than 40 community service events under the name Labor of Love.  His quiet example, compassion, hard work, and self-sacrifice with no expectation of acknowledgment or reward was an inspiration to many.

Dave was an Eagle Scout, and provided that opportunity to his sons and many other young men, he loved classical and sacred music & the arts, providing through his encouragement many opportunities for family members to develop their talents, and he willingly moved cross country multiple times in pursuit of opportunities to be of help to people.  Logansport Indiana became home in 2021 in anticipation of retirement and starting another entrepreneurial pursuit, but those plans were altered by his sudden brain cancer diagnosis.

Dave would want to be remembered as a man who loved God and focused on living his life in such a way that he would be able to return home to God with honor.  He cared not for pursuing worldly accomplishment or reputation, but cared much for his relationship with God, family, and close friends whom he loved. Sometimes, God’s plans and paths have been different than what David imagined for himself, but he willingly changed his plans to follow Christ.  He faced his health challenges this year with the same kindness, optimism, faith, and pragmatic courage with which he faced everything else in life.  His life is a legacy of love and service, and his passing leaves us an inspiration to follow him home.

The family thanks medical professionals at Ascension St Vincent Indianapolis & Kokomo, Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine, Logansport Memorial Therapy Services, and Guardian Angel Hospice whose compassion and skill made all the difference, and the many friends who have supported us with their prayers and kindness. 

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hahn’s Funeral Home, Mishawaka. After a private viewing for family, there will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St Joseph Catholic Parish, Mishawaka on March 16, at 11am Eastern. All are welcome, a live-stream is available. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka. 

The family will host a gathering for friends to remember Dave at a later date on the family farm. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charity of your choice, do a kind deed, or contribute to a tree that will be planted in Dave’s memory at the farm. Contact the family for information.

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Mass of Christian Burial
March 16, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
225 S. Mill Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544


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