David Showers

Showers, David J.

MADISON - David J. Showers, age 59, of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. He was born on Dec. 10, 1961, in Madison, the son of Herbert and Ruth (Randall) Showers. David graduated from East High School in 1980, and from MATC for welding and mechanics. He married Pamela Rolling on Sept. 26, 1987.

David was a man with a big heart who loved to spend time with his family and playing with his grandkids. He worked various jobs to support his family, but more so to socialize. David took pride in his work but lived to lend a helping hand and to serve others. He impacted many people over the years. David enjoyed taking road trips where he knew all the backroads. He liked four-wheeling, fishing, watching NASCAR and the Packers, going to dog parks, and the midget races in Sun Prairie. David was a volunteer firefighter for the Blooming Grove Fire Department for over 25 years.

David is survived by his wife, Pamela; children, Jill (Adam Purcell) Showers, Father Andrew Showers, Jessica (Jeremy) Douglas and Anthony Showers; grandchildren, Lane and Karsyn Douglas; sister, Amy (Alex Stone) Showers-Stone; mother-in-law, Marlene Rolling; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nora Lea (Mark) Hoesly, Scott (Becky) Rolling, Kevin (Dawn) Rolling, Doug (Beatriz) Rolling, Tom (Kathy) Rolling, Dan (Kristin) Rolling and Terri (Darand) Borneman; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and granddogs, Enzo, Hank and Paddock. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Donald Rolling; and canine companions, Breezy and Duke.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5101 Schofield St., Monona, at 1 p.m., on Monday, April 5, 2021, with Father Chad Droessler presiding. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, on Monday. Family and friends who wish to view service via LIVE STREAM may visit David's obituary page at www.gundersonfh.com and click on the Live Webcast link at 1 p.m. on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

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Published by Madison.com on Mar. 31, 2021.
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Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53716
Mass of Christian Burial
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
5101 Schofield St, Monona, Wisconsin 53716
Funeral services provided by:
Gunderson Funeral Home - Madison
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Pam and family, I was so sad to hear of Dave's passing. I enjoyed seeing him at Culver's. May God Bless
Bonnie Locke
April 5, 2021
Dear Showers family, Big Dave will be missed; such a great man to know and speak with. He was the kind "trouble maker", always wanting to get laugh and spice things up...a very charismatic guy whose absence leaves a void. Prayers for all of you. Love, The Gansers
Marc Ganser
April 4, 2021
Dear loved ones of David - please accept my heartfelt sympathy. David and you are being remembered in my Masses and other prayers. I was blessed to have met David when I covered Masses at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, and another time when he was plowing snow at Schoenstatt. Prayerfully, Fr. Ray Dischler
Fr. Raymond J. Dischler
April 3, 2021
My sincere sympathy at the loss of your husband, father & grandfather. He was much to young to leave us. He will be truly missed by all who knew him, May God Bless You! Alice Copper
Alice Copper
April 2, 2021
Pam and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your years of memories be some comfort at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Angela Coffey
March 31, 2021
Pam, So sorry for your loss, may God shower his healing and grace on you and your family.
Rich Gaffin
March 31, 2021
Pam and family, So sorry to see Dave passed. Always enjoyed chatting with him, joking around when we would see each other at home depot and "asking him if he was following me?" RIP Dave.
chris george w/att
March 31, 2021