Obit: Leichtman, David G. (1947 - 2016)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Ballerstein, Dukart, Ingersol, Johnson, Koehler, Kohl, Leichtman, Lodholz, Madison, Meyer, Peterson, Shire, Wepfer

----Source: Life Tributes (Spencer, WI) 2/28/2016

Leichtman, David G. (2 OCT 1947 - 26 FEB 2016)

David G. Leichtman, age 68, of Dorchester, passed away peacefully with family by his side early in the morning on Friday, February 26, 2016 at his residence. Care for David and his family was provided by Ministry Home Care Hospice.

His Memorial Service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Dorchester with Pastor Gary Lodholz officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday at the church in Dorchester from 4PM until 7PM and again on Saturday at the church from 9:30M until time of services.

Committal services will take place in Dorchester Cemetery privately at a later date. The honor of pallbearer belongs to Tracie Kohl, Carrie Peterson, Felicia Leichtman, Tammy Johnson, Troy Ballerstein, Chad Leichtman, Eric Leichtman, Garrett Leichtman and Glen Koehler.

David Glen Leichtman was born October 2, 1947 in Marshfield to Byron and Arlene (Ingersol) Leichtman. He attended Dorchester Public High School.

On June 6, 1970 David married the love of his life and best friend Rosemary “Rosebud” Dukart at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. David, also affectionately known by his loving wife Rosie as “Boobala” was a professional over the road truck driver having logged thousands and thousands of miles.

For those who knew him, David was one heck of a conversationalist, always reminding us to be positive, which is how he lived his life, always being positive. He possessed an incredible love for motorcycles and for riding them, spending time with family, taking his grandkids to Fuzzy’s for cheese curds or maybe just playing with them in the leave piles in the fall. David was an avid firearms collector and was very knowledgeable about each piece in his collection. In his earlier years, David also enjoyed deer hunting.

He was a member of Saint Peter Lutheran Church.

David is survived by his wife Rosemary “Rosie” Leichtman of Dorchester; his children: Jason (Candice) Leichtman of Medford, Shelly Lynn Leichtman of Eau Claire, Melissa Madison of Stetsonville, Tristan (special friend Gabriel) Shire of Milwaukee and Leslie (Joe) Meyer of Wausau; his grandchildren: Gunner “Rona”, Michael, Gracie, Angela, Michelle and Jett; a great granddaughter Brielle; his siblings: Janice (Ricky) Koehler of Abbotsford, Gary (Pam) Leichtman of Dorchester, Mark (special friend Sherri) Leichtman of Dorchester; special friends Duane and Karla Wepfer of Marshfield; his trusted canine companion “Willy” along with other relatives, friends and fellow bikers.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

David and Rosemary generously donated to Saint Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. because David felt every little boy and girl there deserves a red wagon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital in memory of David are being accepted by his family.

Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

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