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Maj. David John Pastika

January 4, 1974 ~ September 13, 2021 (age 47)

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Major David John Pastika, age 47, a proud member of the United States Air Force, passed away September 13, 2021, in Prattville, AL.  He was born on January 4, 1974, in Coronado, California.

David is survived by his wife, Nicole, and their three children: Bradley, Grayson, and Madilyn. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernadette Pastika.  David is survived by his father John Pastika, sister Jenny Holden (Chet), and brother, Jeremy Pastika (Jacqueline). 

David grew up in Cloquet, Minnesota.  He attended college at the University of Minnesota in Duluth and was a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan.  David served in the United States Air Force for 23 years.  He deployed overseas several times during his many years of military service.  He enjoyed skiing, water sports, and family time with his wife and kids.

A service honoring the life of David Pastika will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  The visitation will be at 11:00 AM, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 PM.  David will be placed to rest at Destin Memorial Cemetery in Destin, Florida.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation or Fisher House in memory of David John Pastika.

Messages of Condolence may be expressed to the family online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Monday
September 20, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Funeral Service
Monday
September 20, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Burial
Monday
September 20, 2021

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Destin Memorial Cemetery
108 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, FL