David John Gallup

Nov. 15, 1971 - May 21, 2008

David John Gallup, age 36, was given to the care of his higher power on May 21, 2008. A gifted artist and genuine friend, he touched many lives with his giving and kind spirit.

Born in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 15, 1971, David was a talented graphic artist as well as a kind and loving father, son, brother and friend. A longtime member of the recovering community, David extended his hand to others whenever he was able.

David is survived by his parents, Patricia Gallup and Richard Gallup; his daughter, Vallene Gallup; sisters, Suzanne (Mark) Madecky, Jennifer (William) Pfeifer and Rebecca (Ubaldo) Nieves; his brothers, James (Tracy) Gallup and Jason Gallup; nieces, Lindsay Gallup, Elizabeth Madecky, Isabella Nieves, Amy Pfeifer and Madisyn Burzynski; and nephews, Andy Pfeifer, Jason Gallup, Michael Lesch, Justin Lesch, Nicholas Lesch, James Madecky, Lucas Madecky, Tyler Madecky and Elijah Gallup. David is also survived by his great-uncle, Everett Gallup; loving aunts, uncles and cousins, and numerous Friends of Bill.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who loved David and touched his life in some way. As a memorial, please buy a friend a flower, smile at a stranger, give someone a hug, perform an act of kindness, extend your hand to someone who suffers and keep hope alive. David would have wanted it that way.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service today, May 24, at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Eagle.