David E. Michaelis

Oct. 11, 1929 - June 9, 2008

David E. Michaelis of Waukesha died Monday, June 9, 2008, at Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Waukesha at age 78. David was born Oct. 11, 1929, in Genesee Depot, the son of Charles and Letha (nee Billings) Michaelis.

He was a member of the Waukesha Eagles Club and retired from work at Waukesha Foundry.

David is lovingly remembered by his children, Dean (Sherry) Michaelis of Waukesha, Chris (Jay) Janny of Eagle, Chad Michaelis of Mukwonago, Gary Michaelis of Waukesha, Lee Michaelis of Mukwonago, Greg Michaelis of Palmyra, David (Nora) Michaelis Jr. of Waukesha, Michele (Paul) Neilson of Waukesha and stepdaughter, Sandra Steiner of Waukesha; grandchildren, Edward, Monica, Kelli, Cory, Angela, Chandra, Shelby, Jackson, John, Alex and Samuel; and great-grandchildren, Spencer, Sadie, Eli and Mirabel.

David was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jane Knutson; second wife, Mabel Steiner; and a grandson, Justin Michaelis.

The funeral service for David will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, with the Rev. Glen Schaumberg officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha. The visitation for David will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, and from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials for David are appreciated to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53187.

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.