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FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin – David S. De Marco, 79, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, died at his home on Wednesday December 1, 2021. He was born in West Bend on February 17, 1940, to Samuel and Valeria De Mark . On August 22, 1972, David married Ellen Westover in Waukau, Wisconsin. David was an artist obtaining a BA in Arts Education from UW – Oshkosh in 1969 and later an MA from UW – Madison. He continued to teach secondary and elementary art in the North Fond du Lac school system. David retired in 1992 due to health issues. Nonetheless, he missed his students and his teaching. After his retirement, David’s alumni contacted him, praising him for being a teacher who made a difference in their lives. During his university and postgraduate studies, David focused on jewelry, photography and ceramics. He then began to paint in watercolors entering and being accepted into many jury exhibitions. David was a former member of the Midwest Watercolor Society and a current member of the National Watercolor Society. His work has been published in “The best of watercolor” and “The best of watercolor painting texture.” David and his wife, Ellen, have loved cruising Lake Winnebago with their family and friends for many years. They absolutely cherished family reunions and time spent with their grandchildren. David liked to be outside and garden, and then come and drink wine, pizza and music to relax for the evening. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; daughter, Roxanne (Paul) Holton of Homestead, Wisconsin; son, Anthony (Katie) De Marco of Johnsburg, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Kimberly Grailer of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Valerie and Donny Jo Grailer, both of Florence, Wisconsin, and Silas and Adrian De Marco, both of Johnsburg; four great-grandchildren, Ely Marefke of Florence, Lilah and August Weise of Green Bay, and Victoria Friend stationed at Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois; and a great-great-grandchild, Ryder Friend of St. Clair County. He is also survived by two brothers, Dr. Ronald (Ann) De Mark of Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Michael De Mark of St. Cloud, Minn .; and many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Val, formerly of Florence. In lieu of flowers, memorials are enjoyed at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital and / or the Holy Family Catholic Community. Visits were held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 4th St. Way, Fond du Lac. A Christian burial mass was celebrated at 11 am with entombment in the chapel of the mausoleum of the Risen Christ, Calvary cemetery to follow the service. Services are performed at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave., Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Additional information and a guestbook are available at ueckerwitt.com.



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