David “Dave” Gorter, of Lakeville, passed away the morning of August 2, 2021, at home surrounded by his family.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 5-8PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake. A Celebration of Life will be Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 4PM with a visitation 1-hour prior at Christiania Lutheran Church, 26691 Pillsbury Ave., Lakeville.
Pastor Jon Rhodes will preside and pallbearers will be Jason Gorter, Charlie Crockett, Denise Kelley, Anna Drenth, Nate Gorter, and Darrel Drenth.
Dave born September 19, 1958, in Tyler, MN, to Clarence and Maria (Jagt) Gorter. He and his family lived on farms around Lake Benton and Pipestone, MN. He attended Pipestone area schools.
On June 3, 1978, Dave and Ramona (Mona) Drenth were united in marriage. Together they raised 2 children – Billi and Josh. Dave worked various construction jobs. He later obtained his A & P license and worked as an aviation mechanic for airlines including Northwest Airlines and US Airway. Dave loved spending time with his family and enjoyed working with his hands, especially woodworking, home improvements, and rebuilding cars.
Dave is lovingly remembered by his wife, Mona; daughter, Billi Crockett; son, Josh (Kristin) Gorter; son-by-choice, Charles Crockett; honorary son, Jason Gorter; grandchildren, Leah, Taylor, & Caden Crockett and Kenley, Hadley, & Isley Gorter; siblings, Forrest (Mary) Gorter of Phoenix, AZ, Diane Gorter of Pipestone, MN, Larry (Jane) Gorter of Pipestone, MN, Laurene (Randy) Dufault of Eagan, MN, Deb Gorter of Phoenix, AZ, Rich (Carolyn) Gorter of Sacramento, CA, and many nieces and nephews.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Maria Gorter; brother, Darwin Gorter, and nephew, Bill Gorter.Print Obituary & Condolences