He was born in Racine, WI on March 3, 1946, and was the second youngest of seven children. He was a master machinist for 45 years. David was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for fishing and hunting and also enjoyed motorcycle riding.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Deschler, Iola, WI; children: DJ (Judy) Deschler, Manawa, WI; Kim (Bruce) Bartel, Sturtevant, WI; Christopher Melik, Waupaca, WI; Jody Melik, Sturtevant, WI; Shellie (Mel) Sieckert, King, WI; Shawn (Jeff) Weatherwax, Sturgeon Bay, WI; Keith Melik, Kaukuana, WI; Chad (Laura) Deschler, Waupaca, WI; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings: Richard (Doris) Deschler, Judy VanSwol, Harold (Mickey) Deschler. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter – Bonnie Bell (Deschler), a granddaughter – Samantha and four siblings.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Victory Church in Waupaca at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017 with Rev. Philip Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. David’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the ICU Staff at Theda Clark. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Donna Deschler in her name. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.