David Bringedahl ’63
David Bringedahl ’63, age 75, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. He was born on August 9, 1941 to Theodore and Gladys (Shriver) Bringedahl in Muskegon.
Dave graduated from Muskegon Heights High School and then went on to receive his Education degree from Hope College, followed by his Master’s from Antioch. Dave spent two years teaching english with the Peace Corp. in Turkey. After serving time in the Peace Corp., he spent 33 years as a Teacher at Fruitport High School. He served as a Muskegon County Commissioner and one year as Chairman of the Board. He was a member of the Fruitport Eagles, Sons of Norway and Vikings. Dave enjoyed playing the accordion and piano, bowling and playing golf; though family was first and foremost in Dave’s life.
On April 24, 1970, he married the love of his life, the former Beverly E. Jensen, she survives him along with his children, Benjamin (Annette) Bringedahl, Tom (Tammy) VanFossen, Tammy (Jeff) Kempker; grandchildren, Tyler, Brandon, Jordan Bringedahl, Tommy, Shane Vanfossen, Nicole Johnson, Jeff (Kristine) Kempker, Stephanie (Paul) Edwards; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom (Dorly), Bob (Jackie), Dewey (Martha), Allen (Bonnie), Joe, Bill (Jean) Steve (Judy); sister, Linda (Max); sister-in-law, Beverly J. Bringedahl; brother-in-law, Ron (Kay) Jensen. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ted; and sister, Pauline.