David Bert Van Dis, 71

David Bert Van Dis, 71, of Ortonville died Jan. 30, 2018.

He was born April 21, 1946, in Holland, to the late Bert and Jane (nee: Bird) Van Dis. He married the former Sharon Kerpan on Sept. 12, 1970, in Waukegan, Ill.

David is survived by his loving wife Sharon Van Dis; four children, Adam (Nikki) Van Dis, Alicia (Justin) Avery, Katrina (Michael) Scully and Aaron (Sarah) Van Dis; seven grandchildren, Krista, Nate, Michael and Shane Van Dis, Everly Avery, Aria and Aidan Scully; two brothers, Gary and Terry Van Dis; and one sister Marianne (Ken) Little.

He was preceded in death by one brother Michael Van Dis.

David was a member of the Ortonville Village Planning Commission and served as the chairman of the Ortonville Blackhawk Trail Committee. He was very active as a leader for church youth groups and Boy Scouts of America. He played in the Thursday night golf league at Goodrich Country Club.

David enjoyed camping, biking, touring lighthouses and hydroplane racing, but most important was his faith, family and friends.


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