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David R. Visser Sept. 7, 1932 - March 5, 2013

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David R. Visser Sept. 7, 1932 - March 5, 2013

RAYMOND - David R. Visser, 80, of Raymond, died Tuesday morning, March 5, at Rice Care Center in Willmar.

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The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Christian Reformed Church in Raymond. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Raymond. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the church and one hour prior to the service. Memorials of your choice are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg.

David Richard Visser was born in Holland Township on September 7, 1932, the son of Arthur and Grace (Nype) Visser. He grew up in the Prinsburg community and attended country school. The family moved to the Raymond area in 1943, where he attended Raymond School. In 1945, the family moved to the farm.

David married Florence Kamstra on September 11, 1953. He farmed with his dad and brother, Doward, on the family farm until 1962 when he started farming with his brother-in-law, Gerald Groen. They retired in 1999. David enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards with friends, and being with his family. He was active in Lions and the St. John’s Township Board. He was also active within the church as a Sunday school teacher, elder, and deacon.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Florence; four children, Vicki (and Phil) Richardson of Lynden, WA, Nancy (and Skip) Kern of Raymond, Barbara Swanson of Mesa, AZ and Kathy (and Rick) May of Sammamish, WA; a daughter-in-law, Ann Visser of Pennock; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Doward (and Sylvia) Visser of Willmar and William (and Margaret) Visser of Sumas, WA; four sisters, Janet Slagter of Priam, Hilda (and Virgil) Bohlsen of Willmar, Ruth Van Hove of Willmar and Marjorie Groen of Raymond; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeffrey Visser in 1999; three brothers, Clarence Visser, Harold Visser, and Ray Visser; and three brothers-in-law, Garriet Slagter, Ted Van Hove and Gerald Groen.

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