David Watson

David Watson David Watson passed to the afterlife Oct. 26, 2017, peacefully in his sleep.

David joins his father, Michael L. Watson Sr., above. David is survived by his son, Britton Allen Duke in Alaska; mother, Martha Ann Weber Watson; and siblings, Michael L. Watson Jr., Theresa E.Smith (John), Pamela W. Konrath (Michael and their children Melissa Wacek (Chris), Robert, and Meghan), and Shannon G. Watson.

David grew up enjoying his childhood on Big Cedar Lake in Cedar Lake Hills. He grew up in a time when we would be told to run and play until dinner after our chores where done. He would drive his mini bike and snowmobile around the neighborhood track in the empty lots and down the path to the lake. Days and nights were filled with neighborhood games of kick the can and ghost in the graveyard, and building forts in the woods. Summer days where filled with diving for clay, clay and muck fights on the raft, tennis ball tag at the beach, occasionally riding bikes off the sea wall into the water, and boat rides. Our father couldn't keep the boat gas tank full. Several summer mornings where filled with rising before his parents, and going down to the lake fishing. David grew up with neighborhood traditions that included boat trips to the Mississippi and Wolf rivers, snowmobile trips up north, and rafting down the Wolf River. David took naturally to snow and water skiing, a right of passage taught by our father.

David was an extremely talented mason and landscaper, investing decades of hard work all over southeastern Wisconsin. People described him as having superhuman strength. David had a great love for music and playing the drums he never met a stereo that could be played too loudly. His father before him passed down David's great love for the outdoors and the simple things in life. One means his father shared this love was by Boy Scout and family trips to the Boundary Waters, and family trips across the country skiing the Rockies and exploring National Parks, including our father's favorite of Yellowstone.

Private family services will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Peter's Church in Slinger. David's final resting place on earth will be by his father and grandparents at Garden of the Cross Cemetery in Ripon. Prayers for David's eternal soul may be offered up to the Rev. Solanus Casey, descendant of his father's birth mom, Mildred Casey, whose mass of beautification, path of Sainthood, is this November.

A memorial fund for David's son Britton is being arranged: c/o Pamela Watson Konrath, 4704 Lakeview Circle, Slinger, WI 53086 Please share your memories and join David's family at a celebration of David's life held at Padway's on Big Cedar Lake from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. David's family thanks all you that shared smiles, memories and showed him love!

Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the sun shine warm upon your face May the rain fall softly on your fields Until we meet again May he hold you in the hollow of his hand

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