David Huiskes

David Huiskes

David Alan Huiskes, 72, of Luverne, died Friday, July 2, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Funeral service was Wednesday, July 7, at St John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne.

Dave was born April 23, 1949, to Alvin and Dorothea (Kurtz) Huiskes in Luverne. He was baptized on May 15, 1949, and receive his confirmation on June 2, 1963, at St. John Lutheran Church.

Dave enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 551st Military Police Company in 1969 and served at the Fort Polk, Louisiana until 1971.

He returned to Luverne and worked with Deutz and Crow Concrete from 1971 to 1973. He then worked for Sweetman Construction/Concrete Materials (later known as MDU) from 1973 to Sept. 6, 2019, when he retired. David worked in different positions including truck driver, plant maintenance mechanic, dispatch, plant operator and plant manager.

Playing cards with his family was one of his favorite things to do as well as playing bean bags, sitting at the lake, fishing, and helping someone in need. Dave’s greatest joys were his wife, children and grandchildren.

Dave was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne, his entire life. He served as elder for a number of years, the board of education for 12 years, on various committees, drove church bus for 20 years until 1999, head usher for both services for 15 years and coached the St. John softball team from 1979 to 1992.

Dave is survived by his wife, Shirley, Luverne, children, Paul (Rebecca) Huiskes, Luverne, Amy (Matthew) Lee, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, and Mark (Jacqueline) Huiskes of Shakopee, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren, Kayetlin, Addison and Emmery Huiskes, Christian, Jordyn, Mya and Jaxon Lee, Sydney, Samantha and Ryan Huikes; siblings, Dianna (Glen) Malmquist, Luverne, Darla (Keith) Schmuck, Luverne, Donna (Lon) Remme, Luverne, Marcia (Don) Bork, Beaver Creek, Jim (Mary) Huiskes, Northfield, Minnesota, Dawn (Dan) DeWispelaere, Luverne, and Kathy (Jeff) Wilsey, Sioux Falls.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Darrel Huikes.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Soceity.

Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com

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