David Lee Vilhauer


August 10, 1950 - June 16, 2016



David Lee Vilhauer was born August 10, 1950 in Parkston, SD to Nathan and Minnie (Batterman) Vilhauer. He graduated from Parkston High School in 1968 and then served in the South Dakota Army National Guard from 1969 till 1976. Dave was employed by Robert Burns Lumber and Peavey Lumber in Mitchell. In 1978 he started his own building construction business. On August 2, 2003 he married Carol Erpenbach Vearrier. For the past five years Dave was employed in maintenance at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital and he and Carol opened a Dollar Store. He will be greatly missed by his six girls (puppies), Chloe, Clancey, Mollie, Sammie, Abbey and Princess. He took them often for rides and to Arby’s for a roast beef sandwich. Dave was a hard worker and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; two children: Michelle Vilhauer of Sioux Falls and Jennifer (Steve) Lees of Jamestown, PA; five grandchildren: Taryn Harvey, Dawson Harvey, Erica Vilhauer and boyfriend, Adam Andersen, Hunter Lees and Brooke Lees, two great-grandchildren: Madisyn Vilhauer and Jaxson Andersen; four step-children: Scott (Kim) Vearrier of Mitchell, Tracy (Mary) Vearrier of Bismarck, ND, Jennifer Weaver of Mitchell, Sarah (Jason) Meusburger of Brookings; thirteen step- grandchildren: Mikala and Cortney Wendel, Tyler, Paige, Ava and Lily Vearrier, Bailey and Alexia Vearrier, Cayden and Devon Weaver, Gabe, Ellie and Sam Meusburger; one step-great-granddaughter, McKenzie; two brothers: Duane Vilhauer of Parkston, Dean Vilhauer of Lead; sister-in-law, Candi Vilhauer; three nephews: Brandon (Kristin) Vilhauer and their children, Tanner, Tucker and Kennedy, Cody Vilhauer and son, Kale, Tony Tigges; one niece, Breanna (Graham) McPherson and her daughter, Arianna.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael and his parents.






Monday, June 20, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
10:30 AM
Friedens Reformed Church
Tripp, South Dakota


Parkston Protestant Cemetery
Parkston, South Dakota

Posted by Jen Larsen on June 21, 2016
Dave was a nice guy who was very helpful when our department needed assistance at the hospital. So very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Peggy and John Rassel on June 21, 2016
So sorry to hear about David. Will be praying for you.
Posted by Ernie & Deb Hohn on June 21, 2016
We'll never forget, Dave. He helped us with our first home... We was a great carpenter. That ole house served us well for 35 years... and still does, for Cindy.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on June 20, 2016
So sorry for your loss . You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this hard time .
Posted by jeanne studelska on June 18, 2016
So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Posted by Vicky hohn on June 17, 2016
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Lance Schulte on June 17, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts.
Posted by Lorie Wilson on June 17, 2016
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers
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