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David C. Greidanus

November 6, 2013

David C. Greidanus, 57, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Midland Care House of Topeka.

He was born March 5, 1956 at Kenosha, WI. the son of Jacob R. and Pauline A. Pettey Greidanus. David graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School and attended Tremper High School for two years both in Kenosha, before he joined the United States Marine Corps. He served in the Marine Corp from 1974 until 1980 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Lance Corporal.

David had worked on several ranches, St. Marys Academy & College, Rezac Land & Livestock in Onaga, the Alamo Group, Caterpillar Work Tools and most recently worked for PMSI Pipefitters at Jeffrey Energy Center until he became disabled. He was a member of the Assumption Chapel and had been a member of the St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department. David was a minor league pitcher as a young man and coached the Emmett 9-10 year old baseball team for several years. He loved fishing, gardening, hunting, camping and being outdoors.

scan0182Mr. Greidanus moved to the St. Marys community in 1986 where he met Debra Stock. They were married July 29, 1987 at Assumption Chapel. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Pauline Greidanus; two sons, Benjamin and Jacob J. Greidanus; a daughter, Veronica Paidosh; five brothers, Tom, Michael, Vincent, Paul (Karen) and Sam Greidanus; two sisters, Carol (Rich) Weldin and Karen (Tim) Simo; a grandson Joshua Paidosh.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob R. Greidanus.

A Requiem Mass was held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys. Interment was in Our Lady Of Peace Cemetery, St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be made to the David C. Greidanus Memorial Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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10 thoughts on “David C. Greidanus

  1. Prayers for the repose of his soul. So young! He was such a nice man and very hard-working. He was always doing something to improve the campus.
    Mrs. G., you taught me biology as a junior just before you got married. You were such a happy new bride when we came back for senior year! I loved your class and you were an excellent teacher. I still remember the frogs! You continued to fuel my love for learning, and many of the things you taught me came in handy for my career as a nurse.
    I am sorry for your loss. God bless you and Our Lady keep you,

  2. I played Kenosha Youth Foundation peewee baseball with Dave and Tom. My dad coached the team. During practice I was batting and Dave was pitching when I hit the ball hard back at him, hitting him square in the throat, reeling him backwards. Everything stopped as we tried caring for him and he managed to get his breath back. (Was I relieved!). I lived a few blocks south of Roosevelt Park while Dave lived within sight of the park on its north side. For a brief time we did things together, went to school together, but it was really only that one baseballl season I knew him. Sorry to hear he has left us.
    Tim & Mary Esser

  3. We are so sorry for the suffering all of you have endured.

    May God rest his soul and comfort all of you.

  4. we rember David and your family in our prayers may God ,the Angels and Saints comfort you all and keep you !! The Harmon Family

  5. Mr Greidanus was always a second dad to me just as all of you have been a second family whenever I needed. Such a good hearted man gonevfar too soon. Mrs Greidanus Ronnie Ben and Jake I love you guys and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace and SEMPER FIDELIS!!!!!!

  6. We are sorry for your loss. Be assured that David and all his family have been and will continue to be remembered in our daily prayers.
    May God bless you all and may Mary keep you under her mantle!

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