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David Melvin Plooster

David Melvin Plooster

David Melvin Plooster


- November 19, 2019

David Melvin Plooster was born to Marion and Gertrude Plooster on November 13, 1938 in Corsica, South Dakota.  He was the youngest of six children.

Dave graduated from Corsica High School in 1956 and attended a year and a half of college shortly after.  After college he spent some time working construction in California and South Dakota before joining the Air Force in 1965 where he worked on guidance systems for the Hound Dog Missiles.  He was honorably discharged in 1969. After his time in the Air Force he continued to do construction work, remodeling homes in Spearfish and Gayville, South Dakota. 

In 1972 he met his wife, Bonnie, while living in Gayville.  He married Bonnie on November 15, 1975, and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona with her that year.  They moved to Rapid City, SD in June of 1976.  David continued to work in construction in the Rapid City area until he partnered with Donald LeFebre to start their own business.

In November of 1981, David and Bonnie had a son, Matthew David Plooster.  In 1988, David and Bonnie bought an acreage near Piedmont, SD and continued to live there until his passing on November, 15, 2019.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; son, Matthew; sister, Mary Schoon; granddaughter, Breyleigh Larae Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, November 22, 2019 at Grace Reformed Church, 5626 North Haines Ave in Rapid City.  Burial will follow at Piedmont Cemetery in Piedmont.

A memorial has been established to Grace Reformed Church.



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