Marinus “Rini” Verwijs


Marinus “Rini” Verwijs, age 75 of Avon, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 15 at Avon Community Church in Avon, Minnesota. A private family interment will be at St. Benedict’s Cemetery in Avon.
Visitation will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at the church in Avon.
Marinus Verwijs was born June 12, 1945 in Roosendaal, Nederland to Marinus and Zoetje (Thoutenhoofd) Verwijs. Rini was a hard worker and would always drop what he was doing to lend a helping hand to people in need. He was brilliant at fixing anything; a modern day Macgyver. He loved the outdoors and was quite the sportsman, boxer, and a highly accomplished runner. He participated in many races placing 19th out of many hundreds in one particular race when he was in his sixties. He lived his life with a strong determination and never gave up. Rini was a Christian man who knew the Lord and loved to talk to people about Jesus and his faith.
Rini was welcomed home into his Father’s loving arms after many years of battling cancer, myasthenia gravis, and then recently succumbing to Covid-19.
Papa, Rien we houden van u!
Children, Angela, Roland, Rebekka, Naomi, David, and Job and wife, Rineke.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.