David A. Reiels, 90, of Mayville, ND died on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Hatton Prairie Village in Hatton, ND. Mr. Reiels was born December 8, 1926 in Madison, Wisconsin. Dave was a resident of North Dakota for 25 years. Prior to this move to North Dakota he was a resident of Hayfork, California. He was a retired teacher and a certified message therapist. Dave will be remembered for his love of nature and the preservation of natural habitats for animals. Dave was a long time athlete, a golden glove boxer, and an accomplished Gymnast. He was a supporter of young people in their athletic and academic pursuits. He is remembered fondly by his students and those he came in contact with in his role as a teacher, coach and a message therapist. Dave volunteered his massage services to the athletes of Mayville state University. He had long and productive life as a teacher in California, an entomologist for Cal Pac and a research associate at SRI and a member of the United States Navy. He is survived by his daughter, son and grandson. At his request, no service will be held.