Merle Davids Obituary, Death – Unexpectedly passing away at his home on March 30, 2022 was Merle Davids, a resident of Lake Mills who had attained the age of 68 at the time of his departure on March 30. On March 30, 1954, Merle and De Loris (Miller) Kakuschky became parents for the very first time as they welcomed David into the world. David was their first child together. They decided to give their newborn son this name. David was a diligent worker who, right up until the time that he retired, had jobs in Fort Atkinson at both Hartwig’s Poultry Farm and Lorman Iron and Metal Company.
He worked there right up until the time that he left for retirement. He was an employee there up until the time that he was eligible for retirement. He put in a large number of years of service there before making the sudden choice to retire earlier than was originally planned. David derived a great deal of enjoyment from a variety of activities, such as tending to his garden, spending time in nature, and working with automobiles, in particular Fords.
After David’s passing, only his sisters, Delilah (Terry) Johnson of Jefferson, Susan Murray of Fort Atkinson, and Darlene Kakuschky of Watertown, were able to live; they were the only members of David’s family to do so. Delilah is from Jefferson, Susan is from Fort Atkinson, and Darlene is from Watertown.
All three of these lovely girls were born and raised in the Jefferson region. Before he was even conceived, his mother and father, both sets of grandparents, his sisters Dianne, Phyllis, and Brenda, as well as his brother Duane “Duke” Kakuschky all passed away. He was the only member of his immediate family to have made it through.