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Dave was born in Milwaukee, WI and attended Cudahy High School. His mother, Goldie Rosen, Stepfather, Louis Schuch, his first wife Carol Anita Schuch, and oldest son Ricky Schuch (Kristine) preceded him in death. He leaves behind his loving wife Jill Schuch, sons Gary Schuch (Stefanie), Randy Schuch (Karen), and Dean Schuch. Granddaughters Kathleen Blanset (Mark), Deanna Spidola (David), and Amy Strickland. Step-children, Heidi Henderson, Amy Delicate (William), and Stephen Henderson (Stephanie); 15 Grand- and step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Dave always said he was a “Jack of all trades, master of none”. He was a butcher at Cudahy Bros. in Milwaukee. He worked at filling stations and eventually had his own filling station, “Schuch’s Super Shell”. He went into “sales” for “United Motors” where he covered the whole state of Wisconsin selling auto parts. When he first moved to Florida in 1980 for a short time, he was a “Green's Keeper” on a golf course. Later, he became the manager of a Chrysler Dealership. He loved going to car auctions, and it was hard to keep up with him as he went about his work. When he returned to Wisconsin, he continued to sell cars, and many friends have fond memories of him helping them get a car.
He always had a passion for cars and loved restoring them. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards, games and music. Dave was known for his quick wit and had a bagful of favorite sayings that would just crack people up. Remember the “Rainbow Tie?”
He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in July 1960 and began serving as an Elder in that same year. He was always willing to be used in any capacity that was needed. He had the privilege of smuggling literature into Madrid, Spain when it was under ban in the 70’s. He was also asked to go to different congregations to help strengthen and build them up. The ministry brought him joy and especially conducting weekly Bible studies in various nursing homes.
He volunteered to do “Hospital Visitation” and shared encouraging scriptures from the Bible. A favorite of his was from Jeremiah 29:11,12 “For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you’, declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope. And you will call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
He was a real "people person" and was always eager to greet and meet new people as they visited the Kingdom Hall. If anyone needed help and it was in his power to do so, he would extend himself willingly.
He will truly be missed by many but the resurrection hope was always a comfort to him and is a comfort for all of us when all “things will be made new”, and we will see him and all our loved ones who are resurrected to perfect health. (John 5:28, 29)
Please join the family via zoom for a funeral discourse at 7:00 PM central time on Friday, April 8, 2022 honoring Dave at the following virtual address: Zoom ID 832 8325 3005 Password: 567890 A video presentation and virtual visitation will follow services.
Friday, April 8, 2022
Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service - Madison - East
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