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David Henry Rethwisch

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“So sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts are with you ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy (Nelson) Weinkauf

“So sorry for your loss, He will be missed by the Frazee class of 72. Dave was a special guy. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Lynette Hendrickson Yliniemi, Pres. class of 72

“Mark and Kris, my thought are with you and yours. May your hearts be filled with peace and life with love. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Ashley Kohler

“Our deepest condolences to Mark and Chris in the loss of your Father. You will gain peace knowing that he is now resting with our Father in heaven. ...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Schultz

“Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Doyle sends his condolences also. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Tamy Rosenfeldt

“so sorry about Dave!!he was a real good friend of mine @snappy's ! we talked alot, i will miss him.Rest in peace ! Pal............ ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Darwin Samuelson

“So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Our thoughts are with the entire Rethwisch family! ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Paul and Clarinda

“I'm so sorry Kelsie and family. Peaceful healing thoughts to you. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Molly, John, Ella

“Mark and family we are sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Doug Glover

“Cathy, So sorry for your family's loss! I know how hard it is to lose those loved ones closest to us. You and yours will be in my thoughts and...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Wendy Leatham

“Dave was & will always be a part of our family. May he rest in peace & may God bless Dave's sons (my nephews) Mark, Kris and the entire Rethwisch...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Rick Teberg


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David Henry Rethwisch, age 62, of Alberta, MN, formerly of Frazee, MN, passed away unexpectedly due to complications following surgery at the Fargo Veterans Hospital on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, MN. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., on Tuesday at the church. Military Honors will be provided by the Heart O' Lakes V.F.W Post #7702, Frazee. Burial will be made at a later date. David was born March 23, 1954, in Detroit Lakes, MN, to Henry and Ruth (Illg) Rethwisch. David grew up in Silver Leaf Township, MN, attending Frazee High School graduating with the class of 1972. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, then the Air Guard, finally the Navy Seabees. David worked at Snappy's in Detroit Lakes, retiring in 2016. David was united in marriage to Vickie Teberg at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in May of 1978. The couple had 2 children: Mark and Kris. Vickie passed away July 31, 1993. David married Catherine Rardin on October 31, 1995, in Detroit Lakes, MN. Cathy added 2 daughters to the family, Renee and Kelsie Hintz. Later in life, Dave married Linda Mesenbrink. The couple married October 9, 2010 at their home in Frazee. Linda's 3 children were added to the family, Tracie, Robin and Sheila Bellanger. Dave enjoyed spending time with his family: riding bike, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, motorcycling, trips to the family farm and taking family vacations. Dave also enjoyed threshing bee, working on his John Deere tractor, tinkering on anything as well as gardening and spending time outdoors. His dogs, Chico and Patch were great companions. He liked listening to music and watching western movies. He loved his family, especially the time he spent with his grandchildren. David is survived by his wife, Linda Rethwisch of Alberta, MN; 2 sons: Mark (Jamie) Rethwisch of Fergus Falls, MN and Kris (Anna Lee) Rethwisch of Fergus Falls, MN; 4 step daughters: Renee (Chad McMillan) Hintz of Brainerd, MN, Kelsie (Shawn Hygrell) Hintz of Brainerd, MN, Tracie Bellanger of Morris, MN and Sheila Bellanger of Fargo, ND; 1 step son: Robin Bellanger of Duluth, MN; 1 grandson: Alex Rethwisch; 7 stepgrandchildren: Jasmyn German, Terrah Biel, and Baby McMillan due to arrive March 2, Braelynn Hintz, Dominick Warren, Ashton Bellanger and Emma Bellanger; 3 siblings: Thomas (Susan) of Las Cruses, NM, Teresa (Dale) Fett of Frazee, and Joseph (Francine) Rethwisch of Detroit Lakes, MN; as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceding David in death were his parents.

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