David Joseph Howard

Oct. 21, 1932 - July 31, 2008

David Joseph Howard, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, was born to eternal life Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 75.

David was born Oct. 21, 1932, the son of George and Elizabeth (nee Howard) Horr. He served two years in the National Guard, was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus.

David met his loving wife, Helen, while he was driving bus. She soon became his favorite passenger. David worked at Waukesha Cutting Tools/Walter for 40 years, starting as a machine operator and working his was up to plant superintendent. His passions were hunting, fishing, golfing, playing cards, soap box derby building and gardening.

David is deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Helen; children, George, Faith (Jerry Sutkiewicz), Joe (Gail), John (Kelly), Margaret (Bjorn Bothum) and Mark (Lisa); 15 grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth; brothers, Lawrence (Nancy) and Dennis (Rita); as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass on Monday, Aug. 4, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 Highway 59, Waukesha, with the Rev. James Loehr officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 Highway 59, Waukesha, WI 53188, for St. Vincent de Paul; or Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Road, Dept. 9662, Coconut Creek, FL 33073, www.foodforthepoor.org.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com

The Fishermanís Prayer

I pray that I may live to fish until my dying day. And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray; When the Lordís great landing net and peacefully asleep, that in His mercy I be judged Big Enough To Keep.