Antique Vintage 14

David Jordan Cate

June 4, 1938 ~ August 28, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


David Jordan Cate, age 85, of Waupaca, passed away quietly at the home he grew up in 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 worked for Taylor Stange, then owned and operated Jansen’s restaurant for around seven years. The major part of his life was buying and selling furniture and antiques.  In 1982, he, along with his wife Cindy and daughter Lisa, saw the need for a retail store in the Chain O' Lakes area and opened the well known retail store “Cate & Company."  David and Cindy spent many winters in the Florida Keys.  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, Daniel (Cindy) Cate, Denise (Jeff) Maimen, 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, Neziah (Karli), and Malachi Cate; Jacob and Nick Hansen; and Mason, Marley and Morgan McCann. Two step-grandchildren, Mariah (Tony) Waltz Niles and Emilee Waltz. Great grandchildren: Olivia and Tailynn Hansen and Colton Cate; step great-grandchildren: AnnaLeigh and Ryker Waltz-Niles David; brother: Roger (Virginia) Cate of Athens, 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, two sons-in-laws, Wm ”Bill" Paske and Shawn McCann. 
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Visitation with family from 9:30 -11:00 a.m. with service following. Luncheon after at the church.

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September 2, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church (Waupaca)

Funeral Service
September 2, 2023

11:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church (Waupaca)


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