David VredeveldJanuary 5, 1966 ~ August 24, 2018 (age 52)
David J. Vredeveld, 52, of Falcon, Colorado, died in his home, on August 24, 2018.
Dave was diagnosed with stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma on Sept 1, 2016, and fought diligently for nearly 2 years.
David was born in Salt Lake City Utah on January 5th, 1966 to Geraldine "Jo" (Alexander) and Hendrick Vredeveld.
He married Cathleen "Cathy" Frey of Paso Robles, California in San Luis Obispo, California on June 5th. 1989.
After graduating from Cyprus Highschool in Magna Utah, David went on to join the Army, where he learned satellite communications. He spent time in Korea and Okinawa, Japan, among other locations. He was sent to Camp Roberts, California in 1987 where he met his wife.
After his honorary discharge from the Army and marriage to his wife, the couple moved to Okinawa, Japan and stayed for over 9 years on two trips, and finally settled in Falcon, Colorado in 2000.
David worked hard to raise his children, while also attending college to earn his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in 2009
As a child, David's hobbies included drawing, painting, and making Halloween costumes. His love of Halloween drew him to create haunted houses in several of the locations he lived throughout the years. In 2006, he and his family launched a haunted maze at his home in Falcon, Colorado with help from friends in the geocaching community. From 2006 to 2015, he and his family owned and operated Fright In Falcon, a haunted maze for children, that was run on donations, volunteer laborers and volunteer actors from the community. In 2016, he decided to take his business to the next step, but was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer the same year. His family and friends are planning to keep his dream alive.
He is survived by his wife Cathleen (Frey,) his children Johnathan, Steven and Adam Vredeveld, his parents Geraldine (Paul) Covington and Hendrick Vredeveld, and siblings Richard (Roxanne) Vredeveld, Jennifer (Wendell) Muir, Jonathan Vredeveld and Michelle Staublin as well as several nieces and nephews, 3 aunts, numerous cousins, and second cousins.
He was preceded in death by all of his grandparents, his niece Lisa Marie Fangmeier and his cousin Steven Wallace.
He leaves behind a very large community of friends, from his Army days, his work at S-Tel, ITT, Boeing, the Geocaching community, the Haunted House community, and other groups.
There will be no funeral service, but the family is holding a memorial bbq at his home on Sept 29th, 2018 at 3pm.
There will also be a family service held in Utah at a later date TBD.