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David Reetz

David Reetz 40 of North Mankato, MN and formerly of Webster died on Friday, May 25, 2012 at his home in Mankato. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster. Burial will be at St. Otto’s Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday 5-7 P.M. with a 7 P.M. Rosary (also at funeral home). Memorials will be used to establish a scholarship fund for Webster High School Students that plan to attend a power lineman program. David Charles Reetz was born on Saturday, January 15, 1972 to Donald and Helen (Pingle) Reetz at Webster, South Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster. David graduated from Webster High School in 1990 and was very active in football, basketball and track. David attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish for three years and then transferred to Northern State University in Aberdeen for one year. He then attended Mitchell Technical Institute and graduated with a high honor diploma in Power Line Construction and Maintenance in 1999. He did his internship at Lake Region Electric Association in Webster and started his lineman career as an apprentice in Hastings, Nebraska and then went to work at Black Hills Power and Light in Rapid City. Here he proceeded to attain his Journeyman License. Dave then went to work for Aquila in Pueblo, Colorado and did contracting work for the large highline wires in Minneapolis. He was currently working as a Journey Lineman for Xcel Energy in Mankato, Minnesota. David was attending Holy Rosary Catholic Church in North Mankato. He was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. He was a true outdoorsman. His passion was hunting, fishing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Dave had an adventurous spirit. He loved new experiences and took normal everyday things to the edge. Heights, water and wilderness were his playground. He loved to travel and made many friends everywhere he went. He cherished visiting and making lasting memories with his friends. David passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012 at his home in North Mankato, Minnesota at the age of 40 years, 4 months and 10 days David is survived by his mother, Helen Reetz of Webster, SD; one sister, Barbara (Kurt McKane) of Bristol, SD, his grandmother, Ann Pingle of Webster, SD; and aunts, Marie (Joseph) Varholik of Heber Springs, AR Donna (Chuck) Hendricks of Lakewood, CO. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Reetz, grandparents, Herman and Marie Reetz, William Pingle, Clifford Johnson and an uncle, Richard (Dick) Reetz.

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Our sincere condolences to Daves family. Our heart breaks for you. Dave was our neighbor in Rapid City and became an instant friend. We will miss his visits in the summer around rally time. Remember the good times, our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

DIANNE & DARYL LEMME Jun 7 2012 12:00 AM

Helen & Barb, My sincere condolences at your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember your entire family with fond memories when I recall my years growing up. I had but few families I would babysit for, but David and Barb were, without a doubt my favorite. God be with you both. Christy

Christy ( Hallstrom) Wallum Jun 4 2012 12:00 AM

Just found out today of David's passing. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Helen, Barbara, Aunt Annie and Marie. If I would have known, I would have been there for you at David's funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time and may you find comfort in our Lord.

Letha Huffman Jun 1 2012 12:00 AM

Dave, You are missed so much. I still have the beach towel you gave me for my high school graduation, and had just used it at the pool before I heard the news. I pray you are at peace, and for peace and strength for your family during this time. I am honored to have been your friend.

Amy Brogan Jun 1 2012 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go to the Reetz family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss, Dave was a great friend and will be missed beyond belief

Chris and Kim Ehlebracht May 31 2012 12:00 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of David. I will miss his quick wit, great sense of humor and radiant smile. I feel very fortunate to have known him over the past few years. He will be sorely missed. He is now resting with our Lord and will have eternal peace. God give you the strenth and courage to endure your loss. Sincerely, Jeffrey Dutler

Jeff Dutler May 31 2012 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers to Dave's family and friends today and in the time to come. May God be in your hearts class of 1990. I didn't know Dave that well, but I do recall that he was always grinning. You should be grinning for him, for he is at peace.

Lis Wiemann Evans May 31 2012 12:00 AM

I just want to say that Dave was a very nice Guy. He will be missed!

misty furman May 31 2012 12:00 AM

Our sympathy and prayers go out to your family. We knew Dave as many others, always with a smile, always friendly. There are no answers, but please know that many are praying for you and send you hugs. Take care of yourselves. This world was a better place because of your son and brother.

Paul and Karen Johnson May 31 2012 12:00 AM

Dave was a great person. Was kind of like a big brother for awhile to me. Always there to help when I was growing up. My thoughts and prayers to Barb and Helen

Ryan Rucktaeschel May 31 2012 12:00 AM

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