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David E. McNamee

10/02/1937 - 09/01/2019

David E. McNamee, age 81, of Winchester passed away peacefully up north at the family cabin on Sunday, September 1, 2019. He was born October 2, 1937, in Illinois to the late Emory and Hattie (Peterson) McNamee. David was a 1956 graduate of Winneconne High School, where he was a decorated athlete. David served for 4 years in the U.S. Air Force in Montana, and on May 31, 1958, he married Cleo Hanson. After returning from the service David took over Gordon Hanson’s insurance business which he had for many years until his retirement. He had served as a Boy Scout leader, had been a volunteer with the Clayton/Winchester Fire Department, was a member of the Winneconne Community School Board for 17 ½ years, and started the Winchester Little League. David was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a lifetime member of Grace Lutheran Church, Winchester.

David and Cleo were blessed with four children and that family grew with nine dearly loved grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Surviving him are: his wife of 61 years, Cleo McNamee; children, Allen (Barb) McNamee, Mark (Jill) McNamee, Robyn (Todd) Schroeder, Mike (Sheri) McNamee; grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey, and Sam McNamee, Zach (Ashley) McNamee, Parker (Kelsey) McNamee, Cason (fiancée, Kristin) Schroeder, Andy Schroeder, Abby and Madison McNamee; great-grandchildren, Brody and Haven McNamee. David is also survived by a sister, Donna Samuelson; a sister-in-law, Naomi Kasperek; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Along with his parents, David was also preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers, Ruth, June, Rose, Betty, Robert, and Donald.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, September 6, 2019, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church of Winchester 8396 Steeple Hill Dr. Larsen, Wisconsin. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the church with Pastor Connie Bramlett officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be established.

David’s family wishes to thank Betty and Earl Nelson for taking him in to live with them as a youth. They also wish to thank the Conover Responders for their care and kindness, the caregivers from the past few months, and the friends and neighbors who shared time with him over the years.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Curtis Kiesow wrote on September 7, 2019
Very sad to here of Dave's passing and am sincerely sorry for the family's loss. Dave was my first baseball coach (aside from my dad) and because of that he has been and will also be a special person in my life. I did not realize that he was responsible for the Little League being in Winchester, but looking back it seems fitting of his personality and love for the game. It is said that a good coach can change the result of a game, but a great coach can change a life. He certainly has done both. Thanks to the McNamee family for sharing him with all of his players! May he rest in peace and your hearts be comforted with his memories.

Cynthia Raehl wrote on September 4, 2019
Praying for peace and comfort for the whole family. Not too long ago, I met Dave and Cleo in Neenah. I remember Dave coming to the house to meet my folks for insurance issues. He also chaperoned a trip to Miami with my sister Andrea and the church youth. These memories from 55 plus years ago attest to Dave’s impact. Rest well servant of God. ????????????

Brian Nagler wrote on September 4, 2019
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband, father, and grandfather David. He was a very nice man and I have good memories of his leadership with the Boy Scouts. May God keep you in his loving embrace at this difficult time.

Kenny Mueller wrote on September 4, 2019
Sincere condolences to the entire family. I was pleased to have known Dave since I was a youngster. God’s peace to Dave and all of you.

Blanca Bump and Family wrote on September 4, 2019
My deepest condolences go out to Cleo, Todd. Robin, Andy and Cason. Dave was one great guy. He always had a high five a the sport games at school. Was such a joker at breakfast. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. May God wrap his arms around the family during this difficult time.

DOROTHY MEYERS wrote on September 4, 2019
Cleo, Robyn, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your husband/father rest in peace.

John Knutson wrote on September 3, 2019
For Mark McNamee, My condolences on the loss of your father. David must have been a great guy having raised you. While I didn't know your father, I have to believe that your infectious personality, dedicated community service and empathetic and caring nature for others came from a strong influence by your parents. You're a good man Mark...and good men usually come from good men. God Bless you and your family in this time of loss for all of you. Sincerely, John Knutson Catalyst Sports Medicine CEO and fellow Hudson Chamber of Commerce Board member