David B. ’Coaltrain’ Koelzer

David B. “Coaltrain” Koelzer, age 76, died on June 4, 2020 at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City. He was born on January 21, 1944 at Friona, TX the son of Ben & Elizabeth Jesko Koelzer. He married Suzy Bedford on June 20, 1970 at Dalhart, TX. He later married Linda M. Jackson on August 30, 2008 at Satanta, KS.


David grew up in Texas and served in the National Guard after graduating high school. In 2008 he moved to Garden City and was a truck driver for his Step-Son at M and M Transport.


He is survived by his wife, Linda Koelzer of Garden City; son, Ben Koelzer of Amarillo, TX; daughter, Mandy Sunderland of Satanta; step-daughters, Melissa Munoz and Tammy Munoz both of Garden City; step-son, Matthew Daniels of Lakin; brother, James Koelzer of Hereford, TX; sister, Judy Koelzer of Friona, TX; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.


Graveside Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Memorials are suggested to David Koelzer Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com