David “Dave” R. Edelburg, 80, Wausau passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Dave was born November 23, 1942 in Wausau, son of the late Roy and Ruth (Schilling) Edelburg. He was the youngest of three children. On June 22, 1963 he married Marlene Rodewald at the former Salem Lutheran Church, Wausau. She survives.
Dave worked at J.I. Case (Drott) for 30 years before retiring at the age of 50. Dave and Marlene enjoyed this time to do a lot of traveling with their 5th wheel over the years, meeting many new friends on the way.
Dave enjoyed so many things in life. One of his favorite things to do was go fishing. Whether it be up north with his family, especially his son Brian or with friends, like George.
He was an avid gardener who grew and sold pumpkins for a few years. He also loved canning his famous “pickles” and sauerkraut. Dave always looked forward to daily rides in the Kubota with his neighbor and good friend Chuck. They were blessed with neighbors that are like family to them. The neighbor kids are their “grandchildren”. Tuesdays were his days with his buddies. They would meet at a local tavern and enjoy each other’s company while having a few beers and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene Edelburg, Wausau, his children, Brian (Becky Koppa) Edelburg, Weston and Brenda (Jay) Huseby, Ringle, one sister, Dawn (Bob) Wesenick, Weston and his nieces and nephews, Kim and Kelly and Matt and Mark.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Frank.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2023 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2822 North Sixth Street, Wausau. The Rev. Jeffrey Mahnke will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com