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“Rita,My condolences. Please tell Chris and Jonathan that I am sorry. I have missed talking with him over the years.All the best,Steve ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Steve Grande - rancho mirage, CA

“So very sorry for your loss. Prayers going out to you and your family. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Lori Kramer-Lydon - Ankeny, IA

“Rita and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember David and celebrate his life. I enjoyed singing with David on the praise team...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Julie Nash - Ankeny, IA

“Rita - I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that I am keeping you and your family in thought and prayer. Cherish your many memories, stay...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Kelly McCumber - Ankeny, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, Rita.Susan Stanley Surom and Family ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Rita and family,I was so saddened to read of David's passing. He was such a gentleman and had such a loving spirit. He will be missed greatly. You...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Jocelyn McManus - Altoona, IA

“Dear Rita,Don't know if you remember me but I worked with David for many years at first Noma Outdoor Products and then with Ryobi/MTD! Though we lost...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Peter Stryker is - Mauldin, SC

“Rita, I am so sorry for your loss. David was such a great person. I know David and you had an amazing relationship and he brought great joy to your...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Emily Garlock Dickenson

“Dear Rita, so very sorry to hear of the death of David. Our prayers and sympathies go out to you and your family. Much too young!!! ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Laurie and Jerry (Stecker) Harms - IA

“Dear Rita, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love John and Donna ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Podkowa - Belvidere, IL

“Dear Rita......you are in my thoughts and prayers. Talk about him often and keep his wonderful memories alive. We are all here for you. Hugs, Mary...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Jo key - Ankeny, IA

“Rita, my deepest condolences to you and your family. David was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was a true gentleman and he'll will be...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Todd Omundson - Altoona, IA

“Dearest Rita and family ~ I am so sad for your loss. David was one - of - a - kind special guy! I wish I could have gotten you both to Virginia...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss Rita and family. My prayers are with you and your family. Love Beth. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Rita and family,My condolences to all of you. Janice Yori Edmondson ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Janice Edmondson - Altoona, IA

“My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Deepest sympathy to you Rita and your family. Heaven has gained an angel who will be missed by all. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Jeannie Reilly - Ankeny, IA

“I was so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I was a classmate of his at Newton High School, class of 1967. My sincere condolences to his family. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Beth Paschal Current - Marietta, GA


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David Van Zee, 68, of Ankeny was called home on August 8, 2017.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday August 12, 2017 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny. A visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Friday August 11, 2017, also at the church.
David was born June 16, 1949, in Newton, IA. He graduated from Newton High School and went on to obtain his degree from AIB.
He was a National Account Manager for MTD Products, Inc. and enjoyed traveling the world during his career. He enjoyed golf, music, singing with the church music group, dancing and traveling with his wife Rita.
David is survived by his loving wife Rita; his children Jamie (Matt) Danielson, Lisa (Todd) Gibson, Christine (Brian) Berry, and Jonathan Van Zee; 9 grandchildren; his brothers Benjamin (Carol) Van Zee, and Randy (Sheryl) Van Zee; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Ann Van Zee; sister, Donna Neasham, and a grandson, Jacob Berry.
David was a very joyful, loving, well respected person who always had a smile. He will be loved and missed by all.