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David H Kuieck

1941 - 2021


David H. Kuieck, age 80, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 after a three year battle with cancer and COPD . He was born in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Harold and Marjorie (Doornbos) Kuieck. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Valerie Parker. Dave’s career highlight was being the creator and proprietor of Western Greens Golf Course that he established in 1967. Dave was known for his optimistic and engaging personality, world famous Bloody Mary’s and damn good chili dogs, and his contagious laugh. He was the heart and soul of his golf course for 50 plus years until he sold it in 2016. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Judy Kuieck; children, Scott Kuieck, Dana Kuieck; stepchildren, Kim Chesla, Rick (Gina) Chesla, and David Chesla; grandchildren, Alex, Chelsea (Tyler), Chaney, Bret, Devon, Riley, Aiden, and Avery; two great grandsons; niece, Jill (Scott) Meendering and nephew, Gary (Chelly) Heeringa. Please look forward to details regarding a celebration of Dave’s life and legacy this summer. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Ramdeep Banga, Dr. Marc McClelland and the staff at Spectrum Hospice for the extended care for Dave. Memorial donations may be made to Wright Tallmadge Fire Department, 0-1451 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534. Memories and condolences may be left on his tribute wall at

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Paul King

April 25, 2021 12:53 PM

When ever I think of Western Greens I always remember Dave. Growing up by the coarse I think we were some of the first to play on the coarse before it was done. We would walk through the fields with our clubs, he would see us coming and tell us what holes we could play. We have played that coarse for many years and he always had a smile on his face and something nice to say.

Elmo & Judy Carlson

April 23, 2021 10:08 AM

Judy and family we are praying for you during this difficult time of sorrow.  We shall greatly miss our friendly encounters and talk of old cars and fun places to visit.  

Nancy and Neal Hansen

April 19, 2021 9:57 AM

We will always remember my cousin Dave as a great story teller with a laugh that put a smile on everyone's face.  We especially enjoyed sharing Hereford stories with him the past couple of years.  

Dick and Linda Kuieck

April 18, 2021 9:06 PM

A lifetime of memories together. You will forever be in our hearts. RIP see you when we all get home. Love Dick and Linda ❤️❤️

Dave alderink

April 18, 2021 8:03 PM

Judy and family please accept my sincere condolences. Looking at his picture brings back so many good memories. May the souls of the faithful departed Rest In Peace 

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