Dave C. Vrieze of Spring Valley, Minn., ascended to heaven at Mayo Clinic – St. Marys Campus in Rochester on Halloween Eve, October 31, 2019, at age 65.
David Charles Vrieze was born June 30, 1954, in Spring Valley Township, Minn., to Garth and Dorothy (Maricle) Vrieze. Dave was a lifelong resident of Spring Valley. He was employed at Hormel Quality Pork and most recently at Kapper’s Fabricating, where he worked for many years. Dave enjoyed hunting and having a beer at the VFW and the bowling alley. He assisted with refilling pull tabs at The Bar n’ Grill in Racine. He also spent time volunteering to assist with local causes. Dave’s resilience throughout his life was inspirational to his family and many friends. His siblings remember his survival of kidney cancer at age four. His legacy is his good humor, stories, and being sentimental.
Dave is survived by his son Jeremy (Crystal) of Plymouth, Minn., granddaughter Katelynn of Stewartville, Minn., daughter Michelle of Racine, Minn., sister Kim (Dan) Terbeest of Spring Valley, Minn., brothers Gary (Bev) Vrieze of Pease, Minn., and Cliff (Karen) Vrieze of Trimont, Minn., nephews and nieces Benjamin Miller, Tim (Kelly) Vrieze, Tammy (Jason) Sabo, Nathan (Allison) Vrieze, Scott (Danielle) Vrieze and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services for Dave will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, with Pastor Mark Woodward officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5 at the church prior to the service.
Condolences may be left at www.HindtHudekFuneralhomes.com.