ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, David Machaj Sr., 66 years old, born on April 23, 1949, and passed away on March 12, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Kimberly Cauley Antisdel on March 13, 2020
The other day I saw a picture of you and dad in a boat in Wisconsin. You both were so young and looked so good. That is how I will always remember you. I remember your laugh and your silly jokes. I miss you, Uncle Dave! You will forever be in my heart! I carry a picture of you in my work badge case and look at it all the time. I know you are watching over all of us!! Love you and miss you!
Posted by Peggy Cauley on March 13, 2017
Miss you, Dave. I will always remember our poker games, parties at Kim's, and just hanging out with you. Your sense of humor kept all of us laughing until our cheeks hurt. See you some day, my friend.
Posted by Kimberly Cauley Antisdel on March 12, 2017
Uncle Dave, I can't believe you have been gone from us for a year now. It feels like a lifetime since we have seen you. I wish I could see you again, hug you, kiss you, and tell you how much I love you. I want to see you sitting on the boat fishing next to me, laughing and telling jokes, and just have you near us!! I miss you so much and want you back with us!! I know someday I will see you again until that moment, please know I love you and miss you terribly!!!
Posted by Ann Garling-Geiser on August 15, 2016
Prayers for your family as you continue to heal from your loss. As long as he is on your mind and in your heart your father will never be far away.
Posted by Joanie Rompel on August 1, 2016
Dave welcomed everyone to his family, this I remember well. He was kind to all and excepted everyone. I was only at one, but his fish fry was one of the best ever. He made you feel at home and part of the family. Diana you are living proof of what a great man he was, look at what a wonderful, kind and caring person you are, this is a direct result of his and your mom's love. RIP Dave, never forgotten
Posted by Robin Machaj on July 29, 2016
Dave,
You were the best father-in-law a girl could ever have. You and Carol are always like a second set of parents to me. I could always ask your help and count on you to fix something that always seemed to go wrong when David was out of town. I have never known anyone quite like you and never will. We miss you so very much, our lives have changed so much without you, but someday we will see you again. I love you and miss you very much!!!
Posted by Diana Machaj on July 28, 2016
Dad,
    I used to be your angel, and now you're mine. I Love and miss you with all of my heart and I hope that you know that. You were never a burden, Dad. I wish I knew and could've done more....I have many regrets. I'm so sorry, Dad. You mean the world to me and I can't ever tell you enough how greatful I am to have been blessed with such a wonderful Dad. Til we meet again.....I Love You❤
Posted by Kimberly Cauley Antisdel on July 28, 2016
Watching the pictures scroll by, I started to cry! I miss you so much and think of you every day, Uncle Dave. I have your picture in my work badge so I see you every day. The times I have been out on the lake fishing, I think of you and all the good times we had fishing together!! I miss your laugh and your quirky jokes. I miss that sparkle you had in your eyes! I love you and I know I will see you again!! Many people have aunts and uncles that they are never close with, but you and Aunt Carolyn have always been such a big part of our lives. It seems like it was always mom & dad and Carolyn & Dave. We had so many vacations together and great memories!! I will always cherish those memories of the last fishing trip we did together when Eric and I got married!! You and I on the lake together in the morning on one boat and dad and Eric on the other boat!! I love you!

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Posted by Kimberly Cauley Antisdel on March 13, 2020
The other day I saw a picture of you and dad in a boat in Wisconsin. You both were so young and looked so good. That is how I will always remember you. I remember your laugh and your silly jokes. I miss you, Uncle Dave! You will forever be in my heart! I carry a picture of you in my work badge case and look at it all the time. I know you are watching over all of us!! Love you and miss you!
Posted by Peggy Cauley on March 13, 2017
Miss you, Dave. I will always remember our poker games, parties at Kim's, and just hanging out with you. Your sense of humor kept all of us laughing until our cheeks hurt. See you some day, my friend.
Posted by Kimberly Cauley Antisdel on March 12, 2017
Uncle Dave, I can't believe you have been gone from us for a year now. It feels like a lifetime since we have seen you. I wish I could see you again, hug you, kiss you, and tell you how much I love you. I want to see you sitting on the boat fishing next to me, laughing and telling jokes, and just have you near us!! I miss you so much and want you back with us!! I know someday I will see you again until that moment, please know I love you and miss you terribly!!!
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Our fishing days

Shared by Kimberly Cauley Antisdel on March 12, 2017

One of my fondest memories of Uncle Dave will be us fishing together.  So many times in Wisconsin, I would get up in the morning and I always wanted to go out fishing with Uncle Dave on his boat with him in the morning.  We would sit there with our coffee, talking, laughing, and fishing.  Sometime after 9 a.m., I would turn to him and ask, "Uncle Dave, is it time?" He would say, "Yeah, Kim, I think it is Miller time." He would get a beer and give me one and there we would sit drinking our beers, talking, laughing, and fishing.  Aunt Carolyn says we always ran out of gas LOL!!  We did a couple times and had to get towed back in!! After Eric and I got our boat, every time we knew we were going to go out fishing in the morning, I would say, "We need to call Uncle Dave to see if he wants to go with us," and sure enough he did!!  So many great memories of him....love you and miss you so much!!

Mattress Nights

Shared by Diana Machaj on July 31, 2016

When my brother and I were little...my Dad would get out the mattresses and lay them on the living room floor. Then, we would all lay on them and watch tv/movies. You would have thought we were going to Disney World as excited as my brother and I got. My Dad always loved to watch all the Halloween and Christmas specials with us....who am I kidding....he was still watching them even when we got older, and with his grandsons. His all time favorite Christmas movie was The Polar Express. My mom said he would put that movie in even in the summer. I can see him now...so many Christmases past, in his recliner going back and forth between that and A Chritmas Story, all day long. Last year I even took pictures of him diligently watching Polar Express as if he never saw it before. He was a big kid at heart....and that was one of the things I loved about him the most. He made everything fun for us. I love you Dad...thank you for so many great memories♡`

Shared by Toni Lockhart Middleton on July 28, 2016

Well my memory if your Dad are all good. I loved it the year of I think the last Halloween party when he talked so much shit during the poker game and kicked everyone's ass.....so many people were so pissed cuz he was piss drunk talking smack and showed all of this youngen's who was the boss!!! I enjoyed those memories of him and looked forward to seeing him every Halloween party!!!! He was a good man who knew how to had fun.