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David John Niesen, Sr.

November 14, 1954 - October 15, 2018

David J. Niesen, Sr., died peacefully on October 15, 2018, while enjoying a Monday night Packer game, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 14, 1954, to Clarence R. and Christine M. Niesen in South Milwaukee. Dave spent his early life in South Milwaukee and Oak Creek, working as an Iron Worker with his brothers of the IW Local 8. After an injury on the job, he went back to school at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and earned his engineering degree. Dave later relocated to the Neenah area, where he worked for P.H. Glatfelter and then AZCO, Inc., where he remained until his retirement in 2009. In 2016, he purchased a winter home in Florida, to be near his daughter and enjoy the snowbird lifestyle. Dave was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing around his cabin in Adams County with his sons and many friends. He also enjoyed riding his Harleys with friends, enjoying rides and rallies near and far.
Dave is survived by his fiancée, Gail Flanigan, of Tomahawk; his daughter, Carrie (Frank) Leontitsis, of Punta Gorda, FL; his sons, DJ Jr. (Emily) of Neenah; Steven (Rebecca) of Winneconne; his beloved grandchildren, Alexander, Channing, Emma, and Letty; and his brothers, Daniel and Clarence and their families; along with many cherished friends and colleagues.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Mary Christine.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A service will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday starting at 2:30 p.m. at The Hill Tavern 8069 Cty Rd D Omro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Chester Volunteer Fire Department, at 629 Mason St., Grand Marsh, WI 53936.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.


Janet and Bill Minerich wrote on October 24, 2018
Carrie, were keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this saddest of times. You were blessed with the gift of love, laughter, and wonderful shared family time with your Dad that prayerfully will provide memories and solace for life! We love you! God bless!

Rick and Janice Kenyon wrote on October 22, 2018
We will miss you Dave

John Couto wrote on October 22, 2018
I was saddened to hear about Daves passing. I was glad to have had the chance to know him. My thoughts are with his loved ones.

Rodney Reichhoff wrote on October 21, 2018
Dave, I'm gonna miss you. I will always have the stories of hunting with you when I was a kid. Thanks for being the person you were to me! We all will miss you! Your hunting buddy, Rodney

Soren&Edie May wrote on October 19, 2018
We are so very sorry to hear of Daves passing .We know he was the Love of your life Gail.Our Prayers go out to all who were fortunate enough to know such a great man.Gentle Huggs =O=="

Diane ,Steve Putzer wrote on October 18, 2018
So sorry for ur Loss. Our hearts go out to you. We will miss our friend.so happy we got to spend as much time as we did. Deepest sympathy to all of you.

Sherry Lloyd wrote on October 18, 2018
Gail and Niesen family, sorry for your loss.

Scott Allen Sr. wrote on October 18, 2018
I take comfort in this poem and hope it helps all that read it. "I cried when you passed away. I still cry today. Although I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best." RIP my friend.

Brian and Lori Brunderman. wrote on October 18, 2018
Carrie I see a lot of parallels in your fathers life and my own. Im sure we could have been friends. I love that his celebration of life will be at s local tavern. Where friends get together to enjoy each others company.

BRENDA MC KINLAY wrote on October 18, 2018
Dave you had many friends ,and i am so glad to have been one ,thank you , R.I.P.

The Fouchia Family wrote on October 18, 2018
We all are deeply sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that he is in our thoughts and prayers.

Kip and Linda Werner wrote on October 18, 2018
We will miss our friend and neighbor. We are sorry our time of friendship was so short. Rest in Peace Dave. Our prayers for Gail and family.<9


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