David Eyssen, 62, of Brunswick, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 19, 2013, with his loving wife and family by his side. He was born December 4, 1951, to William J. and Jane (nee Hoag) Eyssen in Medina.
David graduated from Brunswick High School, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. Dave graduated from THE Ohio State University. He was an active board member for the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau for many years and was the past president of the Ohio Fruit Growers Association. As the past owner of Mapleside Farms, Dave dedicated himself to the cultivation of the apple orchard and farm market. Many will remember Dave for his love of God, his sense of humor and wit; but most of all, he will be remembered for his gentleness, kindness and patience with others. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Dave is lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 13 1/2 years, Sherry; loving children, Valarie Eyssen and David (Nicolette) Eyssen; treasured grandchildren, Hannah Avis, Kambrin Melrose Eyssen, Briar Eyssen and Ryleigh Avis; dear mother, Jane; cherished siblings, Linda Loveless, Bill (Sheri), Janelle (Mark) Farrell, Tim and Jon (Diane); parents-in-law, Wade and Virginia Spafford; nieces and nephews, Matt (Shayleen) Loveless, Brian Loveless, Taylor and Will Eyssen, Adam (Teena) Farrell, Jen (Josh) Schmidt, Carly (Spencer) Guinn, Jamie, Ben, Niki, Erika, Zach and Lauren Eyssen; as well as many other loving extended family and friends.
He meets his father, William; stepson, Nathaniel; and brother-in-law, Don Loveless in heaven.
Family will receive friends Monday, December 23, 2013, from 9 until 1 P.M., at Grace Baptist Church, 3480 Laurel Road, Brunswick 44212. Service will follow at 1 P.M., at the church, with Pastor Dr. Richard Powers officiating. Lunch will be served at the church after burial. Burial will follow at Strongsville Cemetery.
Contributions may be made, in David’s memory, to Grace Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com