David Jordon Cate, age 85 of Waupaca, passed away quietly at the home where he grew up
after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
David was born on June 4, 1938 at his grandmother’s house in Poy Sippi, WI. He was the son of Kenneth and Lillian Cate.
David was self-employed most of his life buying and selling antiques which he loved. In 1982 he along with his wife, Cynthia “Cindy” and his daughter, Lisa opened and operated the well-known retail store, Cate and Company, until they retired. They spent many winters in the Florida Keys where they eventually bought their second home in Cudjoe Key where they met many new friends.
David is survived by his wife: Cindy, his four children: Lisa McCann, Danial (Cindy) Cate, Denise (Jeff) Mayman), Tracy (Rick) Hansen, their mother: Dona (Alex) Saunders and 2 step children: Scott (Tammy) Waltz, and Todd (Julie) Waltz, both living in Florida. Grandchildren: Nathaniel (Carly) Nezia and Malachi Cate. Jacob and Nick Hansen , and Mason, Marley and Morgan McCann; step grandchildren: Mariah (Tony) Waltz Niles, and Emilee Waltz; great grandchildren, Olivia and Taylan Hansen, step grandchildren: AnnaLeigh and Ryker Waltz-Niles.David brother: Roger (Virginia) Cate of Anthens, Tn, and Sharon Robinson of Madison; also, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. David was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Lillian Cate, a sister, Shirley Peterson, sons-in-law, Wm”Bill” Pashke and Shawn McCann.
Funeral will be on Saturday, September 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Visitation with family from 9:30 -11:00 with service following. Luncheon after at the church.