WFH - All Saints on Saturday, December 27, 2014, with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife, Cathleen; his sons, Joshua (Stacie) Holmes, Raena (Erik) Karolus, Fritz (Katie) Holmes; his grandchildren, Finja, Evan, Luna and Finnegan all of Racine. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas Holmes of California; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom (Suzan) Schober of Green Bay, Bill (Lisa) Schober of Chicago, John (Ann) Schober of Iowa, Prudy (Chris) Smith of North Carolina; as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and former students. He was preceded in death by their infant son, Caleb, and his mother and father, the late Raynor and Dorothy (nee: David was born on November 27, 1945 in upstate Newark, New York. After he graduated from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, he earned his MFA at the University of Wisconsin, where he met Cathleen, also an art student. They were married in Milwaukee on March 22, 1975. David began his career as an Art Professor at UW Parkside in 1977, and dedicated his life to art and art education. His work was recognized in 2013 with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the visual arts in Wisconsin. A memorial service will be held in the summer at the Holmestead Cabin, date to be announced. An art scholarship in David’s name is established through the Educators Credit Union in Racine for those wishing to contribute to a memorial. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory 4600 County Line Rd. Mt. Pleasant, WI 53403 552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com
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Published by Racine Journal Times on Dec. 31, 2014.