David Biegelsen, 68, of Kansas City, MO passed away October 21, 2022 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family and loved ones.
David was born August 28, 1954, the son of Joseph Zachary and Phyllis Genevieve (McCaughey) Biegelsen, in Miami Beach, FL and was raised in Hollywood, FL. He attended The University of South Florida, graduating in 1977, and the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating in 1980. He began his photography career in Dallas, TX specializing in luxury jewelry catalogs. In 1983, he moved to Kansas City to begin a photography position at Hallmark where he worked until his retirement in 2012. At Hallmark, he photographed thousands of subjects for greeting cards, merchandise, events, and more. He showcased his personal photography work in 2008, “Sacred Spaces,” and in 2010, “Identity Vol. 1.” Throughout his life, David’s art evolved to encompass a variety of both black & white and color subjects, like: still life, people, the natural world, the built environment, and abstractions. He had a knack for taking pictures of people, with their permission, who he met in his travels.
David loved art, good food, photography, gardening, reading books, traveling, and music. For over 50 years, he attended hundreds of concerts of his favorite musicians like Jeff Beck, Hot Tuna, and The Grateful Dead. In his travels and everyday life, he enjoyed meeting new people and talking to them about his and their passions. He also loved his family dearly and beamed with pride for their accomplishments and interests.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his fiancé Kerry; daughters Sarah and Emily; two brothers Jeffrey and Philip and his wife Leslie; and many nieces and nephews. “Mr. B.” will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
As David was so passionate about the arts, in lieu of flowers, the family instead requests that donations be made in his honor to any arts non-profit, museum, endowment, organization, or other charity of their choice. Planting a tree for David is also encouraged.
On behalf of the family, we would like to thank you for your thoughts, sympathy, kindness, and support.
Services will be determined at a later date.