David J. Hallada, age 83, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. He was born April 23rd, 1938, in Seymour to the late Clarence and Dorothy (Liebhaber) Hallada. David was a 1957 graduate of Seymour High School. He proudly served two years of active duty in the U. S. Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
On August 21, 1965, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Borik at Assumption BVM Church in Pulaski. The couple enjoyed 56 years together. David was a meat cutter, a skill he learned from his father, and later worked for Kimberly Clark in Neenah, retiring in 2001. He coached grade school basketball and was Athletic Director at St. Bernadette Catholic School and was President of the Catholic Boys League in the Fox Valley. David was known to his friends and co-workers as “Packer Fan Dave.” He was a season Packer ticket holder since 1959 and attended the “Ice Bowl.” His greatest thrill was attending Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans. He was a very active member of Sacred Heart Parish until his health prevented him. He was also a member of the St. Bernadette Knights of Columbus Council 12269.
David and Marilyn enjoyed travel, especially to Hawaii and Washington DC. They also enjoyed bus trips to the casino.
David is lovingly missed by his wife Marilyn; son Tim; and daughter Cheryl (special friend Guy). He is also survived by sisters-in-law Lillian Van de Yacht and Mary Hallada. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Dorothy Hallada, brother Tom and sister Karen.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday, August 24th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St. Appleton, with the Very Rev. Fr. John Katamba officiating, followed immediately by full military honors. Friends may visit at the church on Tuesday from 9 am until 10:45 am – facemasks are encouraged. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Association or Sacred Heart Parish are appreciated.
David’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the compassionate staff at Brewster Village and ThedaCare Hospice. We will never forget your kindness.
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