David J. Gottschalk
November 28, 1949 - October 28, 2020
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Dave was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan on November 28, 1949 and died on October 28, 2020 at his home with the knowledge he was loved by his family and friends. He was married in 1987 and is survived by his spouse, Chris; his daughter, Kate M. Liebelt (David A.), and his grandson, and David…

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Gary Behling left a message on November 18, 2020:
So sorry to hear about Dave's death. I hope it was peaceful. My memories of Dave were very good ones. He and I grew up together in Hales Corners, WI some 60 years ago. Dave was always true to his word, although a little prone to exaggeration at times. His creativity was a quality I admired, as I didn't have a creative bone in my body. As a result, Dave always made sure we were never bored. It was so thoughtful of Dave to come to my brother's funeral a few years ago, even though it was in Wisconsin. May God bless his family always. Gary Behling
Russ and Connie Dunaway - Old Glory left a message on November 17, 2020:
We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Dave was a very nice and friendly man that we met a few times and talked to on the phone quite a bit. He will always be remembered for his smile and great attitude. We were sorry that he had to leave Isle Labs and prayed that he would make it. We are so sorry for your loss. He will always be remembered. Your friends at Old Glory in Pa.
Tim Haynes left a message on November 10, 2020:
I have a lot of great memory's of Dave, I would stop by his shop quite often to see his new creations. Dave had a great creative mind and a strong work ethic and he will be missed by all. Dave and his family are in my prayers.
scott morris left a message on November 8, 2020:
Dave was a good friend and supplier to our business. He supported our effort for many years. He was always positive and said Thank You even when business was tough. He was such an inspiration to see how a small family business succeeds and how one takes care of its employees and customers. He always made it a point that there was time he was going to be away with the family and how the family was so important to him. May Dave rest in peace and may his family remember the great thoughts and joyful years together.
Andy vergales left a message on November 5, 2020:
I knew Dave for 20+ years and was always in awe of his positive attitude and life. I will miss his good natured personality and will always remember him with a smile.
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Beth Benore Savino left a message on November 4, 2020:
Dave was in high school when he first sold water proof wicking to my father Russell Benore and then my husband Ben Savino. We had 27 Hobby Center Toy stores so we bought lots of wicking and then incredible amounts of Mountains In Minutes. Everyone loved Dave and because the main office was in Holland,Ohio he was able to pop in often and hand deliver our orders. We watched him grow from a teenager to a wonderful man. When our business closed in 2005, we sadly lost track of him. He was always so cheerful and helpful and great to be around. In short we loved Dave. Our sympathy to Chris and Kate. Beth and Ben Savino
Dave Treuhaft left a message on November 1, 2020:
I am so saddened to hear about David’s passing. I haven’t seen David for some time, but as I remember back he was a true gentleman, I also remember going on a couple of ski trips out west that were very enjoyable. I want to pass along my deepest condolences. Dave Treuhaft
Tom Kaintz left a message on November 1, 2020:
To Chris and family, my deepest condolences. I was so sorry to read of his passing. Dave and I met almost 50 years ago when I built his house. That started a long lasting friendship and I was proud to have him as best man at my wedding 23 years ago. I will always remember the good memories of our many pyrotechnic adventures. No one put on shows like we did together.
Gail Schwetz Deye left a message on November 1, 2020:
I was so sorry to see David’s obituary. Our fathers were in business together. My heartfelt sympathy to Dave’s family and to Peter and Mary. Gail Schwetz Deye
Larry Jordan left a message on October 30, 2020:
Dave lived 70 11/12 years and never lost the passions of youth -- enthusiasm, wit, joy, energy and humor. Dave was generous to everyone in his orbit (sometimes too generous). No matter what vicissitude life tossed his direction, Dave persevered with grace, determination and courage. He was a true brother to me, and I miss him. He's in my heart, and always will be. I figure he's on the stream tossing a fly or streamer with his Dad about now.
Cremation Society of Toledo left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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