Cover photo for David J. Gilson's Obituary
David J. Gilson Profile Photo
1951 David 2020

David J. Gilson

June 1, 1951 — March 6, 2020

David J. Gilson, 68, Green Bay, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 6, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 1, 1951, in Green Bay, son of the late Rupert and Angeline (Suedzinski) Gilson. Dave graduated from Green Bay Preble High School in 1969, and married Judy Schoen August 7, 1971 in Green Bay at First Lutheran Church. Dave retired from Kos Management in 2014. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church for over 25 years, where he helped with grounds upkeep.

Dave loved making bonfires, and he enjoyed fishing. He was also very handy and could fix anything. He enjoyed going to car shows, and took 3rd place at the Town of Eaton Car Show.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 49 years, Judy; 5 children: Don Gilson, Greenville; Amy Gilson, Green Bay; Ben Gilson, Green Bay; Angela (Joseph) Tabordon, Green Bay; and David (Alison) Gilson, Pensacola, FL; 8 grandchildren: Blaine, Gabrielle, Zachary, Faith, Jasmine, Jadyn, Jocelyn, and Kaylub; 3 great-grandchildren: Serenity, Aries, and Sophia; one sister, Mary (Tom) Zollar, Green Bay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dona Schoen, Tom Schoen, Richard (Anita) Schoen, Sue Hebel, Carol (Dan) Segersin, Kathy (Greg) Steckman, Karen (Jim) Sentowski, and John Harrill; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald; his sister, Carol; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Merwin and Joyce (Schoenauer) Schoen; brothers-in-law, Jerry Schoen and Roy Hebel; sister-in-law, Sally Schoen; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gail (Lee) Stryzewski.

Family and friends may visit Messiah Lutheran Church, 3186 Eaton Road, Green Bay, on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. until the hour of Memorial service at 11 a.m., with Reverend Stephen Sauer officiating. Inurnment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Malcore Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may directed to Unity Hospice or Bay Area Life Center.

The family extends a warm thank you to Unity Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Dave and his family.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David J. Gilson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, March 14, 2020

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum

2770 Bay Settlement Road

, Bellevue, WI 54311

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 4

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree