David La Verne Fauske, 80, of Viroqua, went home to be with the Lord December 24, 2020 of advanced Alzheimer’s at Our House Memory Care in Richland Center. He was born May 8, 1940 to Lester and Myrtle (Walters) Fauske. He graduated from Viroqua High School in 1958. David married Marlene Cade on January 9, 1963. Soon after his marriage he joined the Army National Guard and served as a reserve for 6 years. His life careers included owning a milk route, construction and factory work, office and management positions at Chrysler Corp. and NCR, farming and car salesman for 3 different dealerships. In 1968, David trusted Christ as his Savior. He attended church faithfully and served in several positions until his health no longer made it possible. David loved people and found it easy to talk to anyone, whether it be stranger or friend. His kindness, generosity and love will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene “Molly” (Cade) Fauske; 3 children, Trulla (Mike) Zietlow, Tammy (Steve) Halverson, and Kevin (Jesi) Fauske; 10 grandchildren, Janelle (Jordan) Saffert, Stephanie (Rob) Johnson, Ryan (Kathleen) Zietlow, Tyler (Ashley) Zietlow, Danielle (Manny) Martinez, Cortney Halverson, Andrew Halverson, Nicole (Parker) Ditzenberger, Tanner and Molli Fauske; 14 great grandchildren, Brody, Madalyn and Jocelyn Saffert; Gavin, Owen, Emmett and Mason Johnson; David Zietlow; Jemma Zietlow; Vianika, Vicente and Veliseo Martinez; Audrey and Luciano Vazquez.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Myrtle Fauske; a brother, Myron and his father and mother in-law, Perry and Esther Cade.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday December 31, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church in Sparta with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time. Burial with military honors will be in the Viroqua Cemetery. The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is assisting the family. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com.
To send flowers to David's family, please visit our floral store.