David A. Poelstra
December 26, 1949 - December 18, 2020
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Gail Riley
Denise & Marty Guy
Sukhbir Singh
Pam Van Kurin
Gerald and Caryl Nice
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Danielle All
Sharon Miller Ervin
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Tuesday 12/22, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Service
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Tuesday 12/22
PRIVATE

David Anthony Poelstra, age 70, died December 18, 2020 after a brief illness.  Dave was born in Lafayette, Indiana on December 26, 1949.  He was the son of the late William and Eleanor Poelstra.  Dave attended and graduated 8th grade from Lafayette Christian School.  He attended Christian Reform Church where he received his Eagle Scout…

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Gail Riley left a message on December 22, 2020:
The heavens are shining bright tonite with Dave’s bright spirit
Ron and Karen Francis left a message on December 22, 2020:
Deb, Watched the live stream and the service was very nice. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Ron and Karen Francis (Jennie Claxton’s parents)
Cindy Richard left a message on December 22, 2020:
What a wonderful service. I’m hoping all the fun memories help with the sadness. Merry Christmas to you all 🎄
Denise & Marty Guy left a message on December 22, 2020:
A wonderful human being is now among the angels. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family.
Sukhbir Singh left a message on December 22, 2020:
Let God shower blessings on family..
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Don Sapp left a message on December 22, 2020:
My prayers are with the family Dave was a super guy and I enjoy our afternoon talks at the office he will be missed
Becky & Dean Donnelson left a message on December 22, 2020:
We are shocked and so very sad. What a nice person Dave was...wonderful husband, great Dad, doting Grandfather and a friend you could count on. Everyone will miss him.
Pam Van Kurin left a message on December 22, 2020:
Dave wii forever be in our hearts as John and I were honored to be his friend.
Nick O’Neil left a message on December 22, 2020:
Regret that I can not attend the services. It would be impossible to find a nicer man than Dave. I will miss him.
Gerald and Caryl Nice left a message on December 22, 2020:
In memory of David A. Poelstra, Gerald and Caryl Nice lit a candle
Steve Wilson left a message on December 21, 2020:
To Deb and your entire family my sincerest condolences. Having known Dave since high school and both of us pledging Sigma Chi at Purdue and his initiation at Ball State "All Honor to his name". I still remember the evening we spent together in 2008 at the re-dedication ceremony at the Purdue Union. May your family be wrapped in the loving memories of Dave's life and all the beautiful moments you all shared as a family. He fought the good fight and lived a good life.
casey landes left a message on December 21, 2020:
Sending our deepest condolences to you all. Dave will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.
Wendel Blue left a message on December 21, 2020:
I’ve known Dave since we were in grade school at Lafayette Christian School. We share a list of memories and events too long to mention here. I will miss my life long friend. The golf course will seem empty without his presence. I’m looking forward to the day we are together again with our Lord and Savior and playing on the best golf course designed by the greatest architect of all.
Emily left a message on December 21, 2020:
I am so deeply sorry to hear of Davids passing. The time I was blessed to share with him was brief but enough for me to feel like a friend. We spoke so much about his family and his experiences that I feel we were lifetime friends. I just wanted his wife, daughters and sons to know that he thought the absolute world of them. He constantly told me about his beautiful wife, the love of his life and successful children. He could not wait to have some fresh fish with his feet in the sand in Naples with his wife and was excited to see his son with his beautiful new wife in Dubai. I hope his family can find comfort in my condolences and in knowing he never stopped being the brilliant, stubborn, strong and lively man they will always remember.
Bill/Billie Forney left a message on December 21, 2020:
Dave was such a great guy. I always looked forward to playing golf with him. His first priority was to ask how my family was. His generosity to us was just how he wanted it to be. He wanted to help and something different challenged him. That’s the Dave I’ll remember. Also he never let me beat him. I had to earn it. Billie has always said he was the greatest boss she ever worked for. He treated everyone the same and always with a smile.
Tim McCormick left a message on December 21, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers to the Poelstra Family. Dave was such a kind wonderful man. I will be praying for you all.
Ashley Green left a message on December 21, 2020:
Dave was a wonderful honorary dad for all of Ashley’s friends, including myself. He was always so welcoming and generous with everyone he met. He had a way of making everyone feel like they were the most special person in the room. He really did have one of the best laughs. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Danielle All left a message on December 21, 2020:
In memory of David A. Poelstra, Danielle All lit a candle
Kristel Kaye left a message on December 20, 2020:
My deepest sympathy to you Deb, and to your family.
SharonFueger left a message on December 20, 2020:
Debbie I am so sorry to hear about Dave. I hear feels for you. I am always thinking of your family in December because of Cherie and her birthday she will take care of him. Love and miss you all. Sharon& Ron Fueger
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sharon Miller Ervin left a message on December 20, 2020:
In memory of David A. Poelstra, Sharon Miller Ervin lit a candle
Candi Brunk Harrison left a message on December 20, 2020:
Deb and family - I was a classmate of Dave's at Jeff, and I'll always remember him as smart, a great athlete, and an all-around terrific guy. My mom was Dave's English teacher, and he was one of her favorite students. She was still telling the story of his sneaking candy in her class up through her final years. Praying for peace for all of you.
Rick Lodde left a message on December 20, 2020:
Deb, I'm so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. It was a real shocker. I'm glad that you could be with him at the end. You and the family are in Paulette's and my prayers.
Giff and Pam Dunn left a message on December 19, 2020:
Deb, we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dennis Savaiano left a message on December 19, 2020:
Dave will be missed by all. His smile and friendship will always be remembered.
Sarah (Pflum) Whaley left a message on December 19, 2020:
I am so very saddened by the new of your dad's passing, I cant't imagine what all of you are going through because this happened too soon. I played basketball with Darcy for many years. When her dad arrived at practices or games he always had a smile on his face and gave words of encouragement. I was not near as good of a player as Darcy but he never made me feel that way. I was recalling my basketball experience with my mother several days ago and the Poelesta family was part of it. We always felt that you welcomed us to the girls basketball community with open arms. I have very happy memories of your Father especially, but also all of your family I have had the pleasure of knowing.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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