David Frederick Schimian, beloved husband, parent, grandparent, son, brother, and friend passed away on May 22, 2023, at the age of 60. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Andrea, his children Bradley and Ellen, his 3 grandchildren Rachel, Noah, and Ishmael, his mother Susan Schuder, his sister Beth, and his cousin Amy. David was predeceased by his father, Frederick.
He was a creature of habit and preferred to live a no-frills life. You could almost certainly find David in the garage scrapping metal and listening to his favorite metal music. If he was not inside the garage, he would be in the backyard waiting for the trains to pass, as he knew exactly what trains would be coming down the Union Pacific rail line.
David was born in 1963 in Port Washington, WI. He grew up in Mequon and Racine county, WI, graduating from JI Case High School. He attended UW-Parkside and UW-Platteville, studying engineering. He met Andrea while attending UW-Parkside and they were married on February 26, 1983.
He held several jobs throughout the years including custodian at St. George Parish, with his most recent being at Carthage College as a maintenance technician. He celebrated his 20th anniversary at the College this year. He was beloved by his colleagues and staff, as well as students.
As per the family’s wishes, there will not be a service and visitation; rather an intimate celebration of life will be held privately to cherish David’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate cards, and memories and thoughts can be left on www.CaseyFamilyOptions.com. The family also requests that in his honor, all well-wishers listen to their favorite music, at a high volume, while enjoying their favorite beverage while thinking of him.