Obit: Garbisch, David Arnold (1953 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Garbisch,, Rounds, Hardwick, Johnson, Marshall, Cavanaugh

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/1/2012

Garbisch, David Arnold (6 August 1953 - 28 July 2012)

David A. Garbisch, 58, of Merrillan died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at his home with his wife by his side under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice.

David Arnold Garbisch was born Aug. 6, 1953, in Granton, the son of Leland Delmar and Wilma Lucille (Rounds) Garbisch. He attended Granton Schools graduating in 1971. He then went to work for several years pulping wood and then worked for Beilke Feed Mill for many years. Feb. 14, 2007, he was united in marriage to Janice Hardwick in Black River Falls. They moved to Jackson, TN, where Dave worked for Wal-Mart. They moved back to the Merrillan area, and he became co-curator of the Jackson Historical Society. David loved the outdoors and nature and loved fishing and hunting. His pride and joy was his dog, Nahma. He was a member of the Triune Church in Black River Falls.

He is survived by his wife, Janice of Merrillan; a sister, Marilyn Johnson of Bixby, OK; brother-in-law, Larry (Kathy) Marshall of Neillsville; nieces and nephews, James (Autumn) Marshall, Ben (Sandra) Marshall, Naida Johnson and Jesse Johnson. He is further survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

David was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Janet Marshall; and a brother-in-law, Randall Johnson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Charles Cavanaugh will officiate. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday morning before the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting David’s family with funeral arrangements.



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