David E. Lodes, Ph.D.



David E. Lodes, Ph.D., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the age of 62.


Dave is survived by Mary and their children, Matthew (Meghan) Lodes and Katie (Louie) Andrew. He is the beloved Papa of Keegan, Logan, Quinn and Hadley and brother of Michael (Kathy) and Richard (Judy). He is also loved and survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 


Dave was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucille.


Dave was a graduate of New Holstein High School, received his undergraduate and two masterís degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and later earned a Ph.D. from Marquette University. He began his lifelong career as an educator in the Lomira and Elmbrook school districts as a science teacher. He dedicated 28 years as an educator, dean and principal at Arrowhead Union School District. The last 14 years at Arrowhead High School, he led the Arrowhead community as the superintendent, retiring in 2007. After a brief retirement, he spent two years as the superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Dave cherished creating environments where all children had an opportunity to learn.


Upon full retirement, Dave enjoyed developing a start-up business in aquaponics with his close friends. He also enjoyed golf, travel, reading, spending time with his family and, most importantly, with his precious grandchildren. He was a member of St. Anthony on the Lake Parish.


A memorial visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral Mass on Friday, March 1, at St. Anthonyís on the Lake Catholic Church, W280-N2101 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee, with the Rev. Paul Hartmann officiating.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Arrowhead Scholarship Fund in Daveís name, Arrowhead High School, P.O. Box 462, Hartland, WI 53029.


Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.