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David Rethwisch

March 23, 1954 — October 26, 2016

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.


Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Frazee, MN 56544

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Frazee, MN

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
11:00 AM
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