Mueller Funeral Home - Winneconne WI

David James Mathusek Sr.

May 15, 1937 - March 2, 2018

David "Dave" James Mathusek, Sr., age 80, of Franklin WI, died peacefully on Friday, March 2, 2018. He was born in Milwaukee WI, graduated from Marquette High School and attended Marquette University. Dave served his country in the National Guard and the U.S. Army during the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Crisis. He loved the automobile industry and throughout 40 years, owned several businesses that revolved around it. Whether in Canada fishing, hunting in the north woods, playing cards, doing crosswords, or being undefeated in Scrabble, when done with family and friends, he was his happiest.
Dave is survived by the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Myrna (Quandt); sons, Gerald, Robert, David Jr., and James (Billie Jo); grandchildren, Kristi (Tim), Kari (Cameron), Shannon (Chris), Mariah, Alexandra, Jordan, Tim, Morgan, Matthew, and Michael James; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Hailee, Max; brother, Daniel (Sylvia) Mattes; sister-in-law, Sharyn Monday; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceding Dave in death were his parents, Max and Cecilia Mathusek; sister, Marcia Pintar his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frederick and Mabel Quandt.
Per David's wishes, the immediate family gathered in a celebration of life and there will be no service held.
Special thanks to the staff of the IRIS program, Luther Home of Milwaukee, and Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh for their care and concern.
Memorials in David's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of your choice.
If you wish, please submit online condolences to

Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin wrote on March 12, 2018
On behalf of everyone here at the Alzheimer's Association - thank you so much for thinking of us at this time of loss to your family. Memorial donations made in David's name will be put to immediate use serving families and supporting research. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave Grams, Executive Director

Larry&Julie Williams wrote on March 11, 2018
We recall some of the gatherings at your home and also meeting up again at the "Carlson" Reunions, Dave was always a wonderful host. He was a gentle soul and will be missed by many. Our sympathies to all.

Bill and MarlysWilliams wrote on March 10, 2018
Sorry for your loss. We didn't know Dave very well. We understand he was a great Husband and Gradpa.

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