David J. Kasdorf
Born on the Fourth of July in 1969, David J. Kasdorf long ago declared his independence. He forever embraced his God-given freedoms to pursue his interests in his own time and space. David was at peace in this world and entered into eternal life on May 9, 2021, Mother's Day. David was overcome by the effects of several lifelong chronic illnesses.
David was born in Wauwatosa to Jim and Betty Kasdorf, and is survived by his mother and six siblings - Anne, Jim Jr., Mike, Dan, Paul, and Katie (Kevin) Carnell. He was uncle to Jacob Kasdorf, and to Catherine, Matthew and Emily Carnell. He will be fondly remembered by his aunts Mary Wick (Jim Schmidt), Lori Wick, Joan (Frank) Kraft of Gainesville, GA, and his Burnham and Wick cousins. David was loved and he had many friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Jim Kasdorf, his grandparents, Henry and Alice Kasdorf and Frank and Catherine Wick, and his uncles, Tim and John Wick.
David attended grade school at Christ King, where he continued to attend mass. He graduated from Wauwatosa West High School (Class of 1987) and attended WCTC and MATC where he took classes in woodworking and automotive repair. He was a valued employee at Lisbon Ace Hardware for the past three years.
David built several beautiful wood cabinets and loved hot-rod cars, driving, and collecting and recycling scrap metal. He embraced the idea of a free-wheelin' lifestyle and enjoyed rock 'n roll classics like Kiss, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and especially Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. David will be remembered for his heart-felt kindness and generosity towards others, his perseverance, and for always being there for others when needed. While David had many of his own needs, he always put others first because, "that is the way he was raised." Rest in peace son, brother, cousin, uncle and friend.
The visitation will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021, at CHRIST KING CHURCH, located at 2612 N. Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa, WI, from 9:00 AM until The Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. He will be laid to rest next to his dad at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Christ King School.
Special thanks to Dr. Greg Buck at Advocate Aurora Health Care, Jennifer Moscicki at Outreach Community Health Centers and Dwight Johnson at TransCend Inc. for their years of dedicated care and concern for Dave.
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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 16, 2021.