David Anthony Estee
David Anthony Estee age 78, of Onalaska, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2022, at home surrounded by family.
He was born on November 11, 1943, to William and LaVonne Estee. He married Eileen Loberg on June 14, 1969, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, North Dakota.
After high school, Dave enlisted into the service joining the Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet as an ordnance mechanic. He was discharged on October 22, 1968, as an E5.
He attended Moorhead Tech, graduating in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. Dave managed a surplus store in Jamestown, North Dakota, where Dave & Eileen bought their first home. In 1978 they moved to their current residence, where they still reside. Dave drove semi for Gateway Foods, Fleming, and Schreck Trucking for 35 years.
Dave’s hobbies and interests included hockey, duck hunting, restoring cars, woodworking, remolding our home, flowers, boating on the river, watching the Green Bay Packers, and most importantly spending time with family.
Dave is survived by his wife Eileen of 53 years, their three children: Brian (Tara) Estee of Apple Valley, MN, Jennifer (Jesse) Estee of Onalaska, WI, and Chris (Kim) Estee of Minneapolis, MN. Three grandchildren: Colin & Brenden, and Ireland. His siblings Marcia (Craig) Strehlow, Jeff (Sue) Estee and Sara Estee. Many nieces and nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. His dogs Keyla and Elmo.
Preceded in death by his father and mother, his sister Kathryn, father-in-law and mother-in-law and many dear family and friends.
We would like to say thank you to Gundersen Healthcare, especially Dr. Rayhan and Dr. Hudnall and the Pallative Care team.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorials preferred to the Humane Society
There will be a Celebration of Life May 5, 2022, 5 pm to 7 pm at the Onalaska Legion.
We will miss Dave, we have so many great memories of an amazing man. Have a Southern Comfort Old Fashion Sweet or an Old Milwaukee in his honor.