David A. Pemberton
Of Cudahy. Found Peace Sun., Jan. 29, 2006 at the age of 55 years. Beloved son of Merle Sr. and Fern Pemberton. Dear brother of Patricia (Larry) Soholt, Merle (Kathy) Pemberton Jr. and Donita (Harold) Rochol. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial Fri., Feb. 3, at 10:30 AM at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 695 College Ave., South Milwaukee, Rev. Robert Betz Celebrant. Interment Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery. Visitation Thurs., Feb. 2, at the Funeral Home Chapel, 4-5:45 PM. Veterans Ritual Thurs., 5:45 PM & Parish Vigil Service Thurs. 6:00 PM.

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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Feb. 1, 2006.
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It’s been a year since we lost our friend. Time has taken away some of the pain. But the memories of our times shared with Dave have not faded, thank God! It’s comforting to know that by running into another of Dave’s friends all it takes is for one of us to mention his name and he’s with us. As we tell one another about a certain story or share again a time we were all together, his sprit lives on. And to Dave’s credit he has lots of friends so he’s never too far away. Nothing would be better than to have you back with us David. But because of your humor, generosity, kindness and caring your memory will live on and be shared by more friends then you ever knew you had! God Bless you David, I love and miss you!

Mas
Mike Middlemas
January 29, 2007
TIME HAS GONE BY SO FAST, ITS ALMOST A YEAR SINCE WE HAVE LOST THE BIG GUY. THE HOLIDAYS WERE NOT THE SAME, BUT THANK GOD FOR MEMORIES THAT WE ALL CAN SHARE AND TREASURE. WORK HAS NOT BEEN THE SAME SINCE YOU HAVE LEFT, I DON'T THINK IT EVER WILL BE. A SHOT OF TEQUILA IS NOT THE SAME WITH OUT YOU BIG GUY. I HAVE REALIZED LIFE IT TO SHORT AND WE SHOULD CHARISH EACH DAY WE HAVE WITH OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. DAVE LIFE IT TURELY NOT THE SAME WITH OUT YOU! WE MISS YOU!

TO DAVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY, THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR MEMORIES WITH EVERYONE. WE KNOW WERE NOT ALONE AND WE ARE HELPING EACH OTHER WITH A GREAT BIG LOSS OF A LOVE ONE!
Linda chojnacki
January 7, 2007
"Heavenly Peace".........

As I sit here today
On the day of his sons birth
I thank the Almighty God
For the truest of ones networth

Family, great friends, my pets
And a life, long with good health
These are what wise men know
To be the measure of ones real wealth

The Lord gave us our friend Dave
A man genuine and good hearted
But what has now been a year
He painfully, too soon, departed

One cannot help but give way
To a smile, laugh and chuckle
Remembering jolly old "Saint Dave"
With black boots, belt and big buckle

He brought a laughter and joy
To this most celebrated time
He did it for the kids he loved
And wouldn't`t think to take a dime

This `tis the season
We should all be joyful and glee
The Good Lord has taken you, Dave
To help him decorate his big tree

We think of you often, Dave
behind that shiny "Star So Bright"
It won`t be quite the Merry Christmas
That if you were here, it surely might

So it`s "Good Tidings" to our friends
As we partake in this holidays feast
We pray you have found comfort, Dave
As you enjoy that "Heavenly Peace"
Peter J. Lentscher
December 25, 2006
Christmas is a week away and I believe it will be at this time that I will feel Dave’s absence the most. When Mike Schneider and I went out and got my Christmas tree this year even though he was with us in Spirit we couldn’t help being a little sad as we laughed and reminisced about past Christmas tree expeditions. It had become tradition for Dave, Mike and in the last couple of years Bob Felden and me to go out and try to find the perfect Christmas tree. We would prepare by having a cocktail or two and discuss our strategy. We would talk it over as to how big of a tree we should get, at which point the discussion would turn into an argument (all in fun) with Dave saying he always got stuck with the major part of putting up the tree after Mike, Bob and I had picked out a tree that was to big. Of course every year after it was up, and more cocktails were served to celebrate the successful tree hunt we would always agree it was the best tree ever. As this Christmas Eve approaches I keep thinking about that part in Dicken’s A Christmas Carol were Scrooge asks the Ghost of Christmas Present about Tiny Tim’s future and the Spirit replies, “ I see a vacant seat!” That’s how I feel it will be at my house on Christmas Eve. Not a vacant seat for Tiny Tim but one for Big Dave. For the last 25 years or so Dave has been a part of my family’s Christmas Eve. And weather he was dressed up as Santa or not he always had a smile. And when the pressures of the Holiday and something my Dad would do to drive me crazy, as they some times do, there would be Dave with a shot and telling me to calm down it’s Christmas. I will miss him coming though the door and saying “Merry Christmas Rob and Mary” to my folks. I’ll miss the bantering and the tales of Christmas’ past. And as Christmas Eve with my family winds down I’ll miss the one last cocktail I always had with him, wishing him a Merry Christmas and hugging him good by. And as he would walk out the door he would turn back and say “ What time you want me over tomorrow’. A Christmas Carol brings to mind another thing about Dave, just like Scrooge at the end, it can surely be said of Dave..”He knew how to keep Christmas well”. So I say to all of Dave’s family and friends during this Christmas time remember Dave, smile and like me raise a glass to someone who made this time of year special. And as Tiny Tim observed God Bless us, Everyone!
MIke Middlemas
December 17, 2006
IT IS ALMOST A YEAR THAT DAVE WILL BE GONE....BUT I STILL SIT THERE ASKING MYSELF WHY DAVE.AS DAVE'S GODSON SIT AND TALKS ABOUT THE STUFFED-ANIMAL THAT DAVE GOT HIM FOR CHRISTMAS AND BIRTHDAY,HE TRUELY MISS DAVE ALOT.AS HE WALKS AROUND WITH MY NIECE SAYING THAT THEY STILL SEE DAVE TO THIS DAY. WE MISS YOU ALOT AND YOU ARE WTIH US EVERY DAY...LOVE YOU DAVE!!!
AMANDA KRUEGER
November 25, 2006
I haven’t written anything here recently because I wasn’t sure if my thoughts still mattered after these many months since Dave’s passing. But last night I ran into a friend of Dave’s who expressed how nice it was that we have made this site available for the year. She told me about how nice it was to read all the nice things Dave’s friends had to say about him. She was impressed by how people from all over where touched by Dave. I know I have come back to this a number of times to reread the feelings of Dave’s other friends. After talking to her I decided that I would start to add to this tribute and share some of my continuing thoughts and feelings about my very good friend. This past summer it seemed like a day didn’t go by that Dave wasn’t in my thoughts. I went up to the Legion for the 4th of July parade; this had become a tradition for me. Go up to the Legion meet Dave watch the parade and enjoy a few cocktails. The parade and other friends were still there but no Dave. Later that night while watching fireworks I truly missed Dave’s comments after a spectacular firework. While I didn’t have a Frolics party this year, on that weekend I did think back to all those times Dave handled the cooking duties along with Mike Tiskus and Zeke. I went to a couple of races at the Mile this year and although I used to grouse about his slow pace as we walked around I missed not being able to yell at him to hurry up. This past State Fair brought back memories of Mike Schneider pushing Dave around in a wheelchair as we went from beer tent to beer tent. And then this past October 3rd, Dave’s Birthday, Pete and I went down to the cemetery and we once again toasted our friend and talked about the things we miss. It’s really to bad that sometimes it takes losing someone so dear that you realize how much a part of your life they have been. God Bless you Dave!

Mike Middlemas
Mike Middlemas
November 4, 2006
Here its been 3 months seen Dave been gone . Theres not a moment of the day that I dont think about him. Its so funny because me and my family will be at a party and Dave will be brought up . Well June is coming and that means the guys will be going fishing but one will be missing .Even thou he can be there his spirit will.Not only that but in 2.5 years I will renew my wedding vows . But my Bestman wont be there in person but I now hell be there in spirit also. I miss Dave but I know hes still with all of us in spirit and our hearts.He was a good man who is gone but will never be forgotten.
Deanna Silvas
May 31, 2006
Dave I miss you and you'll never be forgotten, you were always there for me when I needed your expert advice whatever it was or just a ear/shoulder to lean on. You never past jugement on me and listened, which I apprieciated very much. Thank you and I hope you are resting peacefully.

Love Always,

Jennafer
Jennafer Oberlin
May 30, 2006
On this Memorial Day of 2006 we pay homage to the men and women who gave their lives so that we may enjoy the freedoms that we do. This is also a day to honor the many, with no less credit, who laid their lives on the line and survived. When people look at the name David A. Pemberton on the top of this guest book, I want them to know he was there and he survived. He served his country proud and in the thirty years I have known him, I have never heard him speak a word of regret. You survived Vietnam Dave, and you will continue to survive in our memories as well. My favorite entertainer, Mr. (USO) Bob Hope said it best Dave,........ "Thanks for the memories."
Peter & Kim Lentscher
May 29, 2006
Daytona has come gone, Indy is tomorrow and with Memorial Day also here I’ve been thinking about Dave even more lately. Dave taught me that Memorial Day is so much more then a racing weekend. He invited me to many of his Legion’s Memorial Day services. And now when I hear Taps I realize the sacrifices that so many, Dave included have made. Dave may have believed that he taught me how to bartend, he didn’t. But the true meaning of Memorial Day is a lesson that I will always remember. A lot has happened and gone on since Dave passed. Each time something happened or has gone on I have thought I have to call Dave, then I remember. This also reminds me of all the times he got on me about not calling him about this or that. Right now I would just about give anything to call him one last time! Dave I miss you every day, take care of Murphy.

Mas
Mike Middlemas
May 27, 2006
hi from kentucky sorry to hear about dave he was a good friend when i lived up there
robert kempke
March 6, 2006
Wow dave i can't believe it! If feels just like yesterday that i worked with you. I know you are truly missed at work i know i would be hurting everyday i walked in work if i still worked there with you. so i know the team still there truly misses you! my prayers are with your family. i just can't believe you are really gone.
shanah peterson
February 24, 2006
“Oh, Dave……”

On this day of our Lord
February 3rd , two thousand six
We lay David to eternal rest
With our prayers and lighted wicks

Our son, our brother
Our comrade, our friend
When God’s willing, we await
With hopes of seeing you again

A native American
And honored Vietnam vet
He served his country proud
And had no regrets

He did have his moments
When he could be a bit defiant
But we all knew him best
As that big hearted giant

He was a wiz with the bottles
And a peach schnapps on the rocks
He made a mean Bloody Mary
That left you with nothing but your socks

When it came to cooking out
Dave was our own big “Chef Tell”
But you had better be prepared
Your fresh brats were going to be done “Well”

When the juke box played “Tail Feathers”
Dave hopped up on that dance floor
We loved to keep plugging it
And he loved to give us encore’s
One cannot forget
As he brought down the house
That joyous Halloween night
When he dressed like Mickey Mouse

He was a dedicated fan
Of that (horny) Minnesota team
That we Green Bay fans knew
Would only see Super Bowls in their dreams

As Dave looks down
He’s sure to grin and smile
There are so many who loved him
You could fill the Milwaukee Mile

Dave will be greatly missed
By all the people he knew
Especially by Mike, Kim and Pete
And the rest of the Blue Chipper crew

You took a piece of our hearts
To your place by God’s side
Keep the seats warm, Dave
And light the way as our guide

Our son, our brother
Our comrade, our friend
Rest in eternal peace, good buddy
We’ll see you around the bend


In memory of David A. Pemberton
Peter Lentscher
February 22, 2006
"TOP NOTCH"

Dave liked a cold beer,
more than vodka or scotch...
He was truly a friend,
best described as top notch.

A seat is now empty,
down in the "Snake pit"...
And Dave will be missed,
alot more than "a bit".

Like Norm was a hero,
at that Boston bar...
Big Dave will always,
be P.J.'s All Star.

The Milwaukee Mile infield,
holds fond memories...
We cheered Foyt, Mears and Unser,
as well as Andretti's.

Dave once broke my ribs,
accidently, of course...
The keg and the coolers,
were really the source.
Beer sure did flow then,
for numbing the pain...
Somehow those Amigo's,
got me back to my plane.

Then came that day,
when Dave drove the race car...
and we managed to free him,
without a crowbar.

Be it Frolics or Packers,
or races so thrilling...
We really all joined,
for our friends and Dave's grilling.

Now, a note to Saint Peter,
and Heavens conclave...
Open up those gates wider,
CAUSE HERE COMES BIG DAVE!
.
Rico
February 16, 2006
It is with a sad heart that we both learned of the loss of Dave. We met him this last year on at the Legion Post in Oak Creek. He really made an impact on us in a very possitive way. Dave is truely a gentle man with the best qualities that a person could find in a friend. He will be missed by both of us.
Rose and Claus Leimeroth
February 13, 2006
dearest brother iam sorry never got to say I LOVE YOU one more time but everyone of your friends new i did please forgive me. i should of been there for you more.
sis rochol
February 11, 2006
Dave was asweet and dear friend who will be dearly missed . He also has a godson whom dearly miss him. He will be rember often . Every viking &greenbay game , Daytona, Dave we love and miss you dearly.
Deanna Silvas
February 11, 2006
dave my big buddy i have a picture of you on my bed room merior (how wierd am i)you had what appered to be a mustache i will miss the innocent ribbing we gave each other now and forever freinds scheider mas & putz the other 3 amigos
michael schneider
February 11, 2006
Dave it seems like you, Mas and myself have known each other for ever. Thru years of the Lounge, Frolics, Races and the Chipper you always had a smile for everyone. You had a way to get a laugh out of anyone. I know you are at a well deserved better place. They call it Weber heaven, so take a few cooking lessons so you can teach me a thing or to when we meet again. Till we have a brat and beer again. I'll miss you buddy.
Michael Tiskus
February 8, 2006
I will miss Dave greatly, he was more of a friend than I realized. He will be missed especially at the many gatherings he participated at as he was always the life of the party.
William Conn
February 7, 2006
Dave;
I will miss you so much. I always enjoyed the razzing we would give each other back and forth; it was all done in great fun! How would we have known that Thursday was the last time that we would have shared that....Thanks for the reminder of living life to the fullest and having fun with the people who love you.
Heather Roggeman
February 7, 2006
Dave and I met, for the first time, on a trip "back home" to see friends more than 15 years ago and immediately felt like we had been friends forever. I loved his big heart and wonderful sense of humor. I always looked forward to seeing him whenever I was in town. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Kathy Smith
February 7, 2006
Dave was one of my best friends for the past 25 years and I will miss him each and every day. Over the last week another one of the things that I loved about Dave really stood out...his friends. The Legion, Potawatomi and P.J's, Dave you should be proud how many people you touched and who talked so fondly about you! David I loved you like a brother and I always will! Until we meet again for a cocktail with God I will miss you! - Mike
Mike Middlemas
February 6, 2006
Dave,

I don’t know where or how to being, but hopefully it will make sense in the end. It’s 5:00 a.m., but you should be starting work. Don’t worry about us we got you covered. Your chair sits in the corner empty. I wonder who will we complain to when 8:30 comes around and the paperwork isn’t done, yet. Don’t worry big-guy. Our team will never be the same without you.

Through the good and the bad time no matter what you were always they’re for us when we need a helping hand. As a Friend/Co-worker I could count on you to make me laugh. I don’t know whose story, I will listen too about their love life and how it could have been better. I don’t know who will be laughing when Green Bay bets Minnesota or when Jeff Gordon wins Daytona. I don’t know who will be my drinking buddy the next time I want Tequila.

I do know your in heaven. You’ll have lots of women to pick from. Just leave my mom alone because she’s off limits. Just tell my mom about her grandchildren. How beautiful her grandchildren are and how wonderful there are to be around. Don’t forget to tell her about the hard times we gave you. I’m sure you’ll have a lot to talk about and have lots of laughs. I know you will have alot in common. Don’t have too much to drink, save some for us.

I do know every one of us will treasure the memory we have with you. You will be truly missed. We’ll I guess it’s so long for now my friend, until we meet again.


Love Always,
Linda
Linda chojnacki
February 6, 2006
To The One
To the one who was family
But who really wasn’t
Blood can’t make us any closer
To the one who was always there at everything
Never once did he miss any family get together
We called him and he was there
To the one who would complain to us
About how people at work would make him mad
Why he never found the right lady
On how he need to stop doing this and that
To the one that was part of the three amigos
Now the other amigos are wondering where there other amigo went
Who are they going to take fishing and everything else they did as the three amigos
To the one who died on January 29,2006
Will always be remember with love and good memories

This poem is dedicated
David Pemberton

Written by Amanda Krueger
January 30,2006

We love you
Amanda Krueger
February 5, 2006
dave your smile and kind heartedness will be deeply missed. my condolences to his family.
andy emard
February 2, 2006
Dave you will be sadly missed. It was great that he was able to get together with us at my parents 45th Anniversary Celebration. May God Bless your family and comfort them at this sad time. Until we again in the presence of our Precious Lord and Savior Dave.
Mike & Debra Bendt
February 2, 2006
Dave, You have been a friend of our family for years you will be missed....I will always remember the great times you and my father had together and how good you was to me growing up... I will always remember you..
marie Kasiske
February 2, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed at Potawatomi
Linda Armstrong
February 2, 2006
Dave will be greatly missed, He was a wonderful volunteer at our events.
Elizabeth Knaack
February 2, 2006
I was very saddened to learn about Dave's passing and my thoughts are w/ his family and friends. I had a lot of good times both working w/ Dave at the Blue Chip and just visiting him there.
I last saw him this past summer @ Indian Summer.
Jerri Brown
February 1, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave's family and friends at this sad time. Dave was a wonderful, warm and loving person. He always welcomed everyone made them smile. He will be missed greatly.
Mary & Pat Osse
February 1, 2006
"Big" was not just the adjective in front of your name. "Big" was the size of your heart and the circle of friends who loved you. We feel truly blessed that you were a part of our lives. Thanks for the many memories. We also would like to extend our sympathies to your family in their time of sorrow and loss.
Ken & Janet Kasinski
February 1, 2006
My prayers are with you and your family. Please take heart in the tremendous person Dave was, he will be greatly missed.
Julia M
February 1, 2006
Thinking of you with such fondness, smiling over all the wonderful memories. Such a kind and gentle spirit. Peace to you.
Love, Karen
Karen Herte (Evancy)
February 1, 2006
Dave we will miss you....
I;ll always remember the Good
Times we had @PJ's Blue Chipper
Now you are joined with the
Angles of God.
Donna Kowalewski
February 1, 2006
What fun we had bantering between the Packers and Vikings. You will be genuinely missed dear gentle friend.
Cheryl - Marie Cummings-Tabat
February 1, 2006
Dave was a great guy. We had a lot good talks that usually ended up with me irritating him. It was all in good fun. I will miss not seeing his familiar face at Jerseys (Blue Chipper).
TERRY KOSCIUK
February 1, 2006
Thoughts are with his Family


Paul Mueller, Assistant Security Director
Paul Mueller
February 1, 2006
To the family and friends of David...I worked with David at Potawatomi Bingo Casino and I just wanted to express my condolences and say that David was a wonderful man and that he will truly be missed by everyone that knew him here at the casino. May the Lord comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Katrina Bass
February 1, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave's family and friends. The gap that he leaves in our lives will be felt far and wide. He will be greatly missed at the Legion Post and it will be hard to fill his shoes. Keep smiling Dave :-)
Lauri Phillips
February 1, 2006
You will be missed. Thank you for the laughter you brought into our lives.
Peter and Kim Lentscher
February 1, 2006
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