David W. Guckeisen, 71, of Kiel, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, where he had been a patient for six days.

He was born on July 15, 1947, in Sheboygan, son of the late Joseph and LaVerne (Eichmann) Guckeisen.

He graduated from Kiel High School in 1965.

Dave was employed by the City of Kiel for the past six years from where he got his nickname “Dumpster Dave”. He also owned and operated the locksmithing business, Dave's Secure Solutions, LLC for the last 10 plus years. Previously he had worked as a school bus driver, City of Kiel Law Enforcement Officer, and various other jobs throughout his life. He was a member of Whitetails Unlimited, Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers, and various trucking and car clubs.

Dave had a love for all things trucks especially tow trucks, semis, and construction vehicles. His passion was his 1988 Ford Bronco, which was his pride and joy. He and his Bronco took many, many First Place and Best In Show trophies throughout the years at various truck and car shows, including World of Wheels and Custom Car Shows. He kept both the Bronco and his Ford F 150 Explorer in pristine condition. He also enjoyed collecting Tazmanian Devils, Hot Wheel Cars, and Police patches from all over, including Hawaii.

Dave was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Parish of Kiel, where he was an usher and Extraordinary Minister.

Survivors include his sister Nadine “Vic” of Kiel; and various cousins and a lot of friends, such as Deacon “Pat” Knier, Larry Conrad, and Herbie Schreiner. He was preceded in death by his parents; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Per his wishes cremation has taken place and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church (413 Fremont St., Kiel) with Fr. Carl Diederichs, Deacon Bernard “Pat” Knier, and Joe Zenk, Parish Director, officiating. Visitation will be held at church from 3 until the time of service at 5:30 p.m. Inurnment will be at Kiel City Cemetery next to his parents.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Dave's name.

Vic would like to acknowledge and thank the doctors and staff at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, the Kiel Ambulance Service, the doctors, and all nurses and hospice care who attended to him and Vic at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton; Deacon “Pat” Knier, Fr. Loren Nys, Joe Zenk, Pat Jenquen, Lora Landgraf, Herbie Schreiner, and Larry Conrad for all the support and prayers and everyone who prayed for Dave during his illness.

Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be made at www.meiselwitzfh.com.