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David Richard VanDePutte

David Richard VanDePutte was born January 4, 1947, in Marshall to Edward and Mary (DeBaere) VanDePutte. David grew up in Minneota and graduated from Minneota High school. In 1971, David was united in marriage to Lois Thostenson. He worked as the manager of the Chalet Club in Marshall for 40 years. He then worked at Kruse Motors until his retirement in 2015. David enjoyed spending time outside, including fishing and hunting. He enjoyed traveling, whether it be to warm tropical places or a fishing trip to Alaska. David looked forward to Minneota Viking sports and his grandsons’ sporting events. David will be remembered for his ability to talk to anyone and his joy of meeting new people. David died on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at his home in Minneota. He is survived by his wife, Lois, of Minneota; daughters Mindy (and Kevin) Fier of Porter, Kayla VanDePutte of Santa Cruz, CA; siblings Marlene Arens of Woodstock, Tom (and Connie) VanDePutte of Clarkfield, Robert (and Sandy) VanDePutte of Bremerton, WA, Jim VanDePutte of Bloomington, Joe VanDePutte of Marshall; grandsons Zack and Brock Fier; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Prairie Home Hospice and Community Care of Marshall or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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I am sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family. I look forward to the time when "death is swallowed up forever." (1 Corinthians 15:54) When one of my family members passed away, I looked to my family for comfort, but most importantly, I received comfort from God's Word the Bible. Jesus likened death to sleeping. This is encouraging because people can be awakened from sleep. The Bible gives us hope of a resurrection In Revelation 21:4, God promises, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I look forward to that time and it helps me get by. I hope it is encouraging to you too.

Warren Family Dec 12 2017 6:44 AM

We were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Our prayers for comfort and peace are with you, Lois and family.

Barb and Bonnie Hanson Nov 13 2017 12:11 AM

Our deepest sympathy Lois to you and your family. We were so sorry to hear of the loss of David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please take care.

Arlen & Julie (Helgeson) Koepp Nov 12 2017 4:11 PM

My deepest condolences to family and friends. Losing a loved one is never easy. However, the Bible offers us a wonderful hope in that we will see these precious ones again soon. John 5:28: "... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out ". Psalm 37:29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers.

Ken & Sharon Nov 11 2017 5:25 PM

My deepest sympathy to you, Lois and your family. My our God and your many memories, be your strength during this time of sadness.

Sherie (Lawrence) Stroklund Nov 11 2017 11:21 AM

Sending my deepest sympathies to the family.

Jan Faris Nov 11 2017 10:45 AM

Lois and family, my sincerest sympathy in your loss. Keeping you all in thought and prayer in the days ahead. Hugs.

Marcia Johnson Nov 11 2017 10:45 AM

Lois and Family - Words cannot express my deep sense of loss with Dave's passing. He epitomizes the true meaning of being "GENTLE and KIND." Hugs to you and yours.

MaryJoan Hennen Nov 10 2017 7:47 PM

Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family for the loss of David. We will truly miss him.

Kristine and Jason Bird Nov 10 2017 5:15 PM

We are so sorry for your loss, Dave was one of a kind, always friendly and had a warming smile. God Bless your family!

Duane & Sharon Lundberg Nov 10 2017 4:51 PM