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Aggie Tauke
Aggie Tauke
I heard the news of Dave's passing and felt sad. I knew Dave from Beginning Experience and he helped many thru his fun loving nature and sincere concern for others. Those of us who worked with him on those weekends respected his fun loving nature and willingness to share. The gatherings at his home and on his boat were indeed times of laughter and friendship. May all of you find comfort in those wonderful memories of a wonderful guy that will be missed by many.
Aggie Tauke   
Colleen Venter
Colleen Venter
Dear Kathy and all of Dave's family,

When I received an email yesterday with Dave's story,  I was so sad for all of you.  I had probably not seen Dave since the mid 90's and we had not stayed connected through the years.  Dave was such a GREAT guy with a fun loving, playful spirit and BIG heart.  The photo of him in the tie is exactly how I remember him. 

I met Dave in the early 90's at a workshop in Platteville at the UW.  I was a nurse living and working in Dubuque and Dave had just retired from 3M.  Dave and I connected on several accounts - we both loved country music and line dancing, we were both very proud of our Irish heritage and we both adored our children and our families.  I couldn't believe the many similarities between Dave and my only brother.  And, I remember telling Dave how truly blessed he was to have 4 beautiful sisters just like I did!  I remember meeting 2 of you and 2 of you boys in PDC in the summer of '92.  I apologize but I'm not very good at remembering names any more. 

Dave reminded me so much of my own Dad.  They both loved everything outdoors - their dogs, their boats, the river, fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening and a cold pint or two!  I remember shortly after we met that Dave, his Dad and Dave Jr. all went to Ireland.  My first name is Colleen and Dave would always challenge me or anyone else who did not pronounce my name the Irish way!  When Dave was in Ireland, he made a cassette tape for me.  On the tape, he asked people on the airplane and in the pubs how to say my name correctly!  The tape still makes me laugh.

I'm so glad that Dave enjoyed a rich retirement life doing all the things he loved and that he had shared it with a beloved partner.  I was also happy to read that Dave had been blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren!  Dave would laugh to know that out of our first 11 grandchildren the first 10 were girls!!

Thank you, Kathy and Dave, for creating the Caring Bridge web page.  It was comforting to know that Dave, Kathy and all of you had Hospice to help you through these past few months.  I am so very, very sorry for your loss.  There's part of an old Irish blessing that goes - Always remember to forget the things that made you sad but never forget to remember the things that made you glad...

Hugs,  Colleen Kathleen Huntington Venter
Judy McClain
Judy McClain
To Kathy and to Dave's kids,
I am so sorry to hear today of Dave's illness and death.  I knew Dave through Beginning Experience, and he was a big part of my life for several years as we, and several friends, went through the pains of loss together. He was someone I could rely on for support either with laughter or tears. With a small group of friends, we spent many weekends in Prairie du Chien and many hours on the pontoon floating down the Mississippi.  They are all good and precious memories which I bring back often and will keep forever.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love and Hugs,
Tom Harding
Tom Harding
To Kathy and my cousins; Sean, David, Brenda and Bryan, 

I hope you understand how saddenned we are by the loss of Uncle Dave and by knowing the pain you must be in.  He, like Grandpa, was a man I looked up to because of his positive outlook and his gregarious approach to life.  I don't remember him without a huge smile on his face and I am happy I have that image of him to cherish forever.

With Love and sympathy,
Tom (Max) Harding and family
Joyce Kelly
Joyce Kelly
Dave,  we had some good times when I use to lecture in Florida and would come out to see you and your DAD.  Remember the time I drove up in a red convertible because that was the only car they had in the rental car lot when I flew in.  Your DAD insisted he had to drive it to the country club so even one would think he had bought a new car.  The California Kelly's send our love and a big hug.  Joyce Kelly 
Dean Hamann
Dean Hamann
Dave's family has my deepest sympathy. One of my fondest memories was going walleye fishing on Lake Mil lacs and our annual Blue Gill outing with Dale Fisher, Larry Hinkel, myself and Dave, we always has a great time. I only heard about Dave's illness a week ago, I am sorry I did not know about it sooner so I could have been in contact with him. He will be missed by all!

Dean
Ron Dexter
Ron Dexter
To Dave's Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Dave's passing. I worked with Dave on many projects in Praire. Our biggest being the high rise warehouse. He always had a smile on his face, worked hard but kept it fun. He often opened up his house to me on my many visits to the plant. We lost touch for a long while but met up at a Florida 3M annual lunch.

He will be dearly missed.

Ron Dexter
margaret pliska
margaret pliska
Kathy and Family

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.  Dave was such an interesting person, fun to be around and great to talk with.  I will personally never forget him on the tennis court.   I could hear "OH Dave"!!!   many courts over and would smile and know that someone was enjoying their morning play with Dave Kelly.  You will be missed Dave...

Joe and Maggie Pliska 
Jean Titlbach
Jean Titlbach
Dave was my first boss when I started with 3M.  His great philosophical views such as "what's another slice off a cut loaf" and " who's going to care about that 100 years from now" have stood me in good stead for many years.    His humor and love of life made him truly unique.  My condolences to all of Dave's family and friends.
Mary Ellen & Tom Convery
Mary Ellen & Tom Convery
We are SO sorry to hear of Dave's passing and we will miss him more than words can say, but we know he's now in a better place.  For sure, Kelly met him on the Rainbow Bridge and took him home. 


If there is ANYTHING we can do for you and/or the family and/or the dogs, please let us know.


Love and Hugs,   ME and T
Shirley Lingertot
Shirley Lingertot
Kathy and family,
We are so, so sorry that Dave is gone. He will be sorely missed  by our guide dog group, the tennis club and as Carl's sometimes golfing buddy. He will not be forgotten by all the people and dogs whose lives he touched in a big way.  His humor, his spirit and his passion for the things he loved so much knew no bounds.
His few letters to newspapers were always "right on the mark" , especially about golfing in SCC!
Our prayers are with you and family at this time. We hope the huge void Dave has left will quickly fill with fond memories of this very special person.
Love, Shirley and Carl 
Nan Baytos
Nan Baytos
Kathy and the family.........
How Dave will be missed by all!  Our hearts are sad but we know he is smiling now and in a better place....enjoying his parents....with no pain.  The tennis group will miss his smile, his humor, the dogs....our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Nan and Jack Baytos
Kristin DeJohn-Farmer
Kristin DeJohn-Farmer
Kathy, Brenda, Sean, Dave & Bryan,

It's hard to describe how sad I feel about this loss. Uncle Dave was one of a kind, with that infectious smile and laugh. I was hoping he could rally through Christmas. I feel in my heart he is laughing with grandma & grandpa, and looking down with love for you all. 

Mom also sends her love and prayers. I wish you strength through this process. 
God Bless you all, and many hugs,
Kristin & Family 
Aggie Tauke
Aggie Tauke
I heard the news of Dave's passing and felt sad. I knew Dave from Beginning Experience and he helped many thru his fun loving nature and sincere concern for others. Those of us who worked with him on those weekends respected his fun loving nature and willingness to share. The gatherings at his home and on his boat were indeed times of laughter and friendship. May all of you find comfort in those wonderful memories of a wonderful guy that will be missed by many.
Aggie Tauke   
Judy McClain
Judy McClain
To Kathy and to Dave's kids,
I am so sorry to hear today of Dave's illness and death.  I knew Dave through Beginning Experience, and he was a big part of my life for several years as we, and several friends, went through the pains of loss together. He was someone I could rely on for support either with laughter or tears. With a small group of friends, we spent many weekends in Prairie du Chien and many hours on the pontoon floating down the Mississippi.  They are all good and precious memories which I bring back often and will keep forever.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love and Hugs,
Joyce Kelly
Joyce Kelly
Dave,  we had some good times when I use to lecture in Florida and would come out to see you and your DAD.  Remember the time I drove up in a red convertible because that was the only car they had in the rental car lot when I flew in.  Your DAD insisted he had to drive it to the country club so even one would think he had bought a new car.  The California Kelly's send our love and a big hug.  Joyce Kelly 
Ron Dexter
Ron Dexter
To Dave's Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Dave's passing. I worked with Dave on many projects in Praire. Our biggest being the high rise warehouse. He always had a smile on his face, worked hard but kept it fun. He often opened up his house to me on my many visits to the plant. We lost touch for a long while but met up at a Florida 3M annual lunch.

He will be dearly missed.

Ron Dexter
Mary Ellen & Tom Convery
Mary Ellen & Tom Convery
We are SO sorry to hear of Dave's passing and we will miss him more than words can say, but we know he's now in a better place.  For sure, Kelly met him on the Rainbow Bridge and took him home. 


If there is ANYTHING we can do for you and/or the family and/or the dogs, please let us know.


Love and Hugs,   ME and T
Nan Baytos
Nan Baytos
Kathy and the family.........
How Dave will be missed by all!  Our hearts are sad but we know he is smiling now and in a better place....enjoying his parents....with no pain.  The tennis group will miss his smile, his humor, the dogs....our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Nan and Jack Baytos
Colleen Venter
Colleen Venter
Dear Kathy and all of Dave's family,

When I received an email yesterday with Dave's story,  I was so sad for all of you.  I had probably not seen Dave since the mid 90's and we had not stayed connected through the years.  Dave was such a GREAT guy with a fun loving, playful spirit and BIG heart.  The photo of him in the tie is exactly how I remember him. 

I met Dave in the early 90's at a workshop in Platteville at the UW.  I was a nurse living and working in Dubuque and Dave had just retired from 3M.  Dave and I connected on several accounts - we both loved country music and line dancing, we were both very proud of our Irish heritage and we both adored our children and our families.  I couldn't believe the many similarities between Dave and my only brother.  And, I remember telling Dave how truly blessed he was to have 4 beautiful sisters just like I did!  I remember meeting 2 of you and 2 of you boys in PDC in the summer of '92.  I apologize but I'm not very good at remembering names any more. 

Dave reminded me so much of my own Dad.  They both loved everything outdoors - their dogs, their boats, the river, fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening and a cold pint or two!  I remember shortly after we met that Dave, his Dad and Dave Jr. all went to Ireland.  My first name is Colleen and Dave would always challenge me or anyone else who did not pronounce my name the Irish way!  When Dave was in Ireland, he made a cassette tape for me.  On the tape, he asked people on the airplane and in the pubs how to say my name correctly!  The tape still makes me laugh.

I'm so glad that Dave enjoyed a rich retirement life doing all the things he loved and that he had shared it with a beloved partner.  I was also happy to read that Dave had been blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren!  Dave would laugh to know that out of our first 11 grandchildren the first 10 were girls!!

Thank you, Kathy and Dave, for creating the Caring Bridge web page.  It was comforting to know that Dave, Kathy and all of you had Hospice to help you through these past few months.  I am so very, very sorry for your loss.  There's part of an old Irish blessing that goes - Always remember to forget the things that made you sad but never forget to remember the things that made you glad...

Hugs,  Colleen Kathleen Huntington Venter
Tom Harding
Tom Harding
To Kathy and my cousins; Sean, David, Brenda and Bryan, 

I hope you understand how saddenned we are by the loss of Uncle Dave and by knowing the pain you must be in.  He, like Grandpa, was a man I looked up to because of his positive outlook and his gregarious approach to life.  I don't remember him without a huge smile on his face and I am happy I have that image of him to cherish forever.

With Love and sympathy,
Tom (Max) Harding and family
Dean Hamann
Dean Hamann
Dave's family has my deepest sympathy. One of my fondest memories was going walleye fishing on Lake Mil lacs and our annual Blue Gill outing with Dale Fisher, Larry Hinkel, myself and Dave, we always has a great time. I only heard about Dave's illness a week ago, I am sorry I did not know about it sooner so I could have been in contact with him. He will be missed by all!

Dean
margaret pliska
margaret pliska
Kathy and Family

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.  Dave was such an interesting person, fun to be around and great to talk with.  I will personally never forget him on the tennis court.   I could hear "OH Dave"!!!   many courts over and would smile and know that someone was enjoying their morning play with Dave Kelly.  You will be missed Dave...

Joe and Maggie Pliska 
Jean Titlbach
Jean Titlbach
Dave was my first boss when I started with 3M.  His great philosophical views such as "what's another slice off a cut loaf" and " who's going to care about that 100 years from now" have stood me in good stead for many years.    His humor and love of life made him truly unique.  My condolences to all of Dave's family and friends.
Shirley Lingertot
Shirley Lingertot
Kathy and family,
We are so, so sorry that Dave is gone. He will be sorely missed  by our guide dog group, the tennis club and as Carl's sometimes golfing buddy. He will not be forgotten by all the people and dogs whose lives he touched in a big way.  His humor, his spirit and his passion for the things he loved so much knew no bounds.
His few letters to newspapers were always "right on the mark" , especially about golfing in SCC!
Our prayers are with you and family at this time. We hope the huge void Dave has left will quickly fill with fond memories of this very special person.
Love, Shirley and Carl 
Kristin DeJohn-Farmer
Kristin DeJohn-Farmer
Kathy, Brenda, Sean, Dave & Bryan,

It's hard to describe how sad I feel about this loss. Uncle Dave was one of a kind, with that infectious smile and laugh. I was hoping he could rally through Christmas. I feel in my heart he is laughing with grandma & grandpa, and looking down with love for you all. 

Mom also sends her love and prayers. I wish you strength through this process. 
God Bless you all, and many hugs,
Kristin & Family 
Aggie Tauke
Aggie Tauke
I heard the news of Dave's passing and felt sad. I knew Dave from Beginning Experience and he helped many thru his fun loving nature and sincere concern for others. Those of us who worked with him on those weekends respected his fun loving nature and willingness to share. The gatherings at his home and on his boat were indeed times of laughter and friendship. May all of you find comfort in those wonderful memories of a wonderful guy that will be missed by many.
Aggie Tauke   
Tom Harding
Tom Harding
To Kathy and my cousins; Sean, David, Brenda and Bryan, 

I hope you understand how saddenned we are by the loss of Uncle Dave and by knowing the pain you must be in.  He, like Grandpa, was a man I looked up to because of his positive outlook and his gregarious approach to life.  I don't remember him without a huge smile on his face and I am happy I have that image of him to cherish forever.

With Love and sympathy,
Tom (Max) Harding and family
Ron Dexter
Ron Dexter
To Dave's Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Dave's passing. I worked with Dave on many projects in Praire. Our biggest being the high rise warehouse. He always had a smile on his face, worked hard but kept it fun. He often opened up his house to me on my many visits to the plant. We lost touch for a long while but met up at a Florida 3M annual lunch.

He will be dearly missed.

Ron Dexter
Jean Titlbach
Jean Titlbach
Dave was my first boss when I started with 3M.  His great philosophical views such as "what's another slice off a cut loaf" and " who's going to care about that 100 years from now" have stood me in good stead for many years.    His humor and love of life made him truly unique.  My condolences to all of Dave's family and friends.
Shirley Lingertot
Shirley Lingertot
Kathy and family,
We are so, so sorry that Dave is gone. He will be sorely missed  by our guide dog group, the tennis club and as Carl's sometimes golfing buddy. He will not be forgotten by all the people and dogs whose lives he touched in a big way.  His humor, his spirit and his passion for the things he loved so much knew no bounds.
His few letters to newspapers were always "right on the mark" , especially about golfing in SCC!
Our prayers are with you and family at this time. We hope the huge void Dave has left will quickly fill with fond memories of this very special person.
Love, Shirley and Carl 
Colleen Venter
Colleen Venter
Dear Kathy and all of Dave's family,

When I received an email yesterday with Dave's story,  I was so sad for all of you.  I had probably not seen Dave since the mid 90's and we had not stayed connected through the years.  Dave was such a GREAT guy with a fun loving, playful spirit and BIG heart.  The photo of him in the tie is exactly how I remember him. 

I met Dave in the early 90's at a workshop in Platteville at the UW.  I was a nurse living and working in Dubuque and Dave had just retired from 3M.  Dave and I connected on several accounts - we both loved country music and line dancing, we were both very proud of our Irish heritage and we both adored our children and our families.  I couldn't believe the many similarities between Dave and my only brother.  And, I remember telling Dave how truly blessed he was to have 4 beautiful sisters just like I did!  I remember meeting 2 of you and 2 of you boys in PDC in the summer of '92.  I apologize but I'm not very good at remembering names any more. 

Dave reminded me so much of my own Dad.  They both loved everything outdoors - their dogs, their boats, the river, fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening and a cold pint or two!  I remember shortly after we met that Dave, his Dad and Dave Jr. all went to Ireland.  My first name is Colleen and Dave would always challenge me or anyone else who did not pronounce my name the Irish way!  When Dave was in Ireland, he made a cassette tape for me.  On the tape, he asked people on the airplane and in the pubs how to say my name correctly!  The tape still makes me laugh.

I'm so glad that Dave enjoyed a rich retirement life doing all the things he loved and that he had shared it with a beloved partner.  I was also happy to read that Dave had been blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren!  Dave would laugh to know that out of our first 11 grandchildren the first 10 were girls!!

Thank you, Kathy and Dave, for creating the Caring Bridge web page.  It was comforting to know that Dave, Kathy and all of you had Hospice to help you through these past few months.  I am so very, very sorry for your loss.  There's part of an old Irish blessing that goes - Always remember to forget the things that made you sad but never forget to remember the things that made you glad...

Hugs,  Colleen Kathleen Huntington Venter
Joyce Kelly
Joyce Kelly
Dave,  we had some good times when I use to lecture in Florida and would come out to see you and your DAD.  Remember the time I drove up in a red convertible because that was the only car they had in the rental car lot when I flew in.  Your DAD insisted he had to drive it to the country club so even one would think he had bought a new car.  The California Kelly's send our love and a big hug.  Joyce Kelly 
margaret pliska
margaret pliska
Kathy and Family

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.  Dave was such an interesting person, fun to be around and great to talk with.  I will personally never forget him on the tennis court.   I could hear "OH Dave"!!!   many courts over and would smile and know that someone was enjoying their morning play with Dave Kelly.  You will be missed Dave...

Joe and Maggie Pliska 
Nan Baytos
Nan Baytos
Kathy and the family.........
How Dave will be missed by all!  Our hearts are sad but we know he is smiling now and in a better place....enjoying his parents....with no pain.  The tennis group will miss his smile, his humor, the dogs....our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Nan and Jack Baytos
Judy McClain
Judy McClain
To Kathy and to Dave's kids,
I am so sorry to hear today of Dave's illness and death.  I knew Dave through Beginning Experience, and he was a big part of my life for several years as we, and several friends, went through the pains of loss together. He was someone I could rely on for support either with laughter or tears. With a small group of friends, we spent many weekends in Prairie du Chien and many hours on the pontoon floating down the Mississippi.  They are all good and precious memories which I bring back often and will keep forever.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love and Hugs,
Dean Hamann
Dean Hamann
Dave's family has my deepest sympathy. One of my fondest memories was going walleye fishing on Lake Mil lacs and our annual Blue Gill outing with Dale Fisher, Larry Hinkel, myself and Dave, we always has a great time. I only heard about Dave's illness a week ago, I am sorry I did not know about it sooner so I could have been in contact with him. He will be missed by all!

Dean
Mary Ellen & Tom Convery
Mary Ellen & Tom Convery
We are SO sorry to hear of Dave's passing and we will miss him more than words can say, but we know he's now in a better place.  For sure, Kelly met him on the Rainbow Bridge and took him home. 


If there is ANYTHING we can do for you and/or the family and/or the dogs, please let us know.


Love and Hugs,   ME and T
Kristin DeJohn-Farmer
Kristin DeJohn-Farmer
Kathy, Brenda, Sean, Dave & Bryan,

It's hard to describe how sad I feel about this loss. Uncle Dave was one of a kind, with that infectious smile and laugh. I was hoping he could rally through Christmas. I feel in my heart he is laughing with grandma & grandpa, and looking down with love for you all. 

Mom also sends her love and prayers. I wish you strength through this process. 
God Bless you all, and many hugs,
Kristin & Family