David J. Gehl
July 15, 1942 - May 25, 2023
Obituary For David J. Gehl
Mt. Horeb - David J. Gehl died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 25, 2023. He was 80 years old. He was born July 15, 1942, in Milwaukee, WI.
Dave immersed himself in faith, family, flying and farming. He loved being on his tractor. Dave also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching sports from his well-worn Lazy Boy chair with a big glass of ice and a 2-liter bottle of Diet 7-Up.
Dave grew up with four siblings and a deep appreciation for hard work and family values. He worked tirelessly to build a successful real estate portfolio over the years. But below the surface it was clear his greatest joy in life was his marriage to his beloved wife of 61 years, Sue. Their love was unwavering and was a stabilizing force for their family during good times and more difficult ones as well. Together they raised 5 children (John Gehl, Jayne Fassbender, Julie Kaiser, Jodi Slattery, and Jason Gehl) and each have blessed Dave and Sue with 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Although Dave’s physical presence may no longer grace our lives, his spirit, and the support he shared will forever remain in our hearts.
A Celebration of Dave's Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 301 N. Main Street, Verona, Wisconsin. Visitation will held from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to Catholic Relief Services.
Dave/Dad/Grandpa, we love you!
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