David Malecha, 63
July 18, 1953 September 8, 2016

David Malecha, 63, of Slinger, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at his favorite place, Kilby Lake Campground, after suffering a heart attack. He was born July 18, 1953, in Northfield, Minnesota, to Raymond and Julia (nee Horejsi) Malecha. He was married May 22, 1976, in West Bend to Susan Martz.

David graduated from West Bend East High School with the class of 1971 and went on to get his associate degree in tool and die from Moraine Park Technical College. He worked as a tool and die maker for 30 years at Briggs and Stratton and retired in 2006. He also worked as the Slinger village trustee from 2007-10 and on the Board of Appeals as an alternate since 2012. He took great satisfaction spending time with his family, especially his two young grandsons. He greatly enjoyed camping with his family and friends where many great memories and laughs were created.

David is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Susan Malecha; two sons, Jason (Tina) Malecha and Andrew (Jennifer) Malecha; two grandsons, Nolan and Reid Malecha; one brother, Dale (Liz) Malecha; four sisters-in law; three brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Julia Malecha; niece, Brianna Martz; and nephew, Zachary Martz.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at The Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with the Rev. David Schoob presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.