David Francis Gallagher

David Francis Gallagher, 66, died in his home on Feb. 17, 2009, after a two-year battle with cancer.

David was born on Sept. 19, 1942, to William and Estelle (nee Fowler) Gallagher in McKeesport, Penn. He married Jo Ann (nee Weasler) on Sept. 4, 2004, in Kewaskum. David worked at the Gehl Company, was an avid landscaper and handyman. His family was the most important element of his life. David was a member of the Moose Lodge an avid trucker and loved to travel the open road with his son Drew.

David will be deeply missed by his wife Jo Ann of West Bend; children David Jr. (Lynette) of Georgia, James A. (Terrie) of Mississippi, Sherri of Pennsylvania, Robert of Pennsylvania and Deanna (Mark) Newman of Pennsylvania; step-children Randall (Nancy) Fiedler, Jeffrey Fiedler, Darryl (Doreen) Fiedler and Jo Ann Fiedler, all of West Bend. He is further survived by 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers Joseph (Paloma) of Florida, Richard of Pennsylvania, Donald of Pennsylvania; sisters Margaret (Gary) Huskins of Pennsylvania and Mary Jo Kirkpatrick of California; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Norma Jean (nee Norris), brothers Robert and William II.

A Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with Deacon Ron Schneider officiating. Interment will take place in McKees Port, Penn. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service. Memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society.

A Special Thank You to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Care Center, Aurora VNA, Ed Doerr, Gehl Co. employees and neighbors Art and Dave for everyone’s loving care and assistance.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.