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David Joseph Verstraete

David Joseph Verstraete, age 42, passed away unexpectedly while sleeping on September 9, 2020 from sudden cardiac arrest.

David loved and excelled at basketball. His passion was music, whether he was playing guitar or saxophone, or listening to his favorites, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and all the great guitar players.

David’s greatest joy in life was being a father. He was a devoted and proud dad.  He dearly loved his family and friends. Everyone who knew David always spoke of his big heart. His lifelong generosity extended to not only friends, but also to strangers. In keeping with his giving nature, David is an organ donor, and he will now be helping many others in their time of need.

David is survived by his wife Sandi; children Zoey, Devin, and Ayden; parents Gary and Lyn Verstraete; sister Jennifer Riley (Matt); grandparents Alberta Verstraete, Darrell and Evie Wilson; parents-in-law Kim Graham and Jim Mullins; sisters-in-law Tabitha Brown, Kayce Kern (Nick); many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

David will be greatly missed, and we will all remember him with love.  Private services will be held at a later time.

 

 

28 Comments

  1. Kim Engstrom on September 14, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to the family.



  2. Chris Samisch on September 14, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family. May he be at peace.



  3. Dusty on September 14, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    My best buddy. I love you



  4. Sandy Bressman on September 14, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Prayers and love to you, Lyn, and family. I am so sorry.



  5. Terry Pointer on September 14, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    You will be forever missed my brother . Fly high buddy.



  6. Nanette and Loran on September 14, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Sending love and prayers to the entire family at this time.



  7. Slone Family on September 14, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Love to you all, Lyn, Gary, and Jen and family. Knowing David from childhood neighbors into adulthood, he was so loved and will be missed greatly. -Sara (Pruente), Daniel, Dannie and Charlie Slone



  8. Cindy Unruh on September 14, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Lyn, Gary and Jen, Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and the rest of the family.



  9. Cindy Unruh on September 14, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Lyn, Gary and Jen,
    Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and the rest of the family.



  10. Dawn Fite on September 14, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Praying MIGHTY PRAYERS fir the entire family. I’m so sorry for your loss.



  11. Christy Davis on September 14, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    I remember David coming by my house when we were in our early teens. He was always nothing but a gentleman. Prayers to the ones he left behind, as a widow I feel for his wife.



  12. Love Mike and Chach Cypret on September 14, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of David. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.



  13. Jeremiah Popplewell on September 14, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    A lot of good memories of mine include David. We hadn’t seen each other much recently but he was one of my best friends and definitely one of the greatest guys I’ve been lucky enough to know. He will be missed!



  14. Jana Waits on September 14, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    So sorry for the untimely passing of David. Prayers for the entire family to experience God’s comfort and peace. Thank you for sharing the video – captures David’s character, smile and love.



  15. Lee Dowdell on September 14, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    So sad to hear of your passing David. So many memories i once had of you brother. You will be missed.



  16. Rachelle David on September 14, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family!



  17. Greg Pietsch on September 14, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Lyn, Gary ,Jen, and family. So sorry for your loss. May peace be with you al



  18. Me'Shelle Bishop on September 14, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Heartbreaking! RIP. So sad to see another childhood friend pass away! I remember many days with the guys in the neighborhood. Prayers to his family and closest friends!



  19. Mercedes Mendoza on September 14, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    My deepest condolences. I’m so sorry, this must be so hard for you and your family. Prayers for al of you.



  20. Mary Pietsch on September 14, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Lyn and Gary and Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and his wife and children.



  21. Michael Stickley on September 14, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember all the great times we had together and it saddened my heart to know we are without him. Sending prayers and love to his family.



  22. Janette Howe on September 14, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I know what it’s like to lose a child unexpectedly. I pray for strength and comfort during this time.



  23. Malea Barnard on September 15, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Please accept my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy to the entire family. I have shared many laughs with David when we were just kids. May he rest in peace.

    With love,
    Malea Barnard (Ellis)



  24. John lawhon on September 15, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    I have a lot of great memories with David I will never forget you will be truly missed my friend sincerest condolences to the family sending love and prayers in your time of healing



  25. Cindy Midgorden on September 17, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Lyn and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. What a beautiful video to really capture his personality. I will continue to pray for all of you as you move forward without him.



  26. Deb Muller on September 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Gary, Lyn and Jenny this all still feels so unreal. I remember when Lyn called to tell me you were pregnant with him. And when you traveled from Texas to the Quad Cities and I got to meet him when he was only six weeks old.
    My heart goes out to all of you. He was an amazing person. I love you.



  27. Jason Hoover on September 23, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    I found a musical nature in David that was in nobody else. He was truely gifted. He will always be my best friend and most loved human I’ve ever known on Earth. He was my right hand man upon a musical journey that few could handle. He embraced my lunacy. I could write a book about our experiences. Nevertheless I send endless compassion and love towards your loved ones David, know they will always have me at your will if I can be at service and help within my brothers absence. All of my love to you David via JC. I love you good bye and Amen



  28. devin on September 24, 2020 at 9:37 am

    my dad i will love u no matter what it is 🙁 🙂



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