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118 S 2nd Street
DELAVAN, WI 53115
Phone: 262-728-2500
Fax: 262-728-2626
David Ames

David William Ames

Saturday, October 7th, 1950 - Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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David W. Ames, 68, of Darien, Wis. died Thursday, Jan. 31 in Illinois. David was born to John D. and Isabelle Ames in 1950 and grew up on the family’s farm in the town of Darien. He graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 1968 and from UW-Platteville in 1972 with a degree in soil science. He spent his early career as a field manager for Seneca Foods of Janesville while also raising his own corn and soybeans. Since 1998, he has been a farm manager for Neumiller Farms at their southern branch in Bath, Ill.

David was an avid outdoorsman who spent what time he could hunting, trapping, fishing and taking photos. He cared deeply about wildlife management and instilled a love of the land in his children. At work and in his personal life, he was a natural teacher and a mentor to many young people.

David is survived by his wife, Pam Meisel of Darien, his stepdaughter, Amanda (Andrew) Noehl of Elkhorn and their sons, Laken and Connor; his children Ann Marie Ames (Ray Adkins) of Janesville, Robert Ames (Chelsea Karrels) of St. Louis Park, Minn., Andrew Ames of Bath, Ill. and their mother, Marge Ames of Fort Atkinson; as well as his eight siblings and their spouses and children. He is preceded in death by his parents and his infant children, William and Cindy Ames.

A private family funeral will be held at Betzer Funeral Home, Delavan, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, followed by a visitation from noon to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks guests to make donations to the John D. and Isabelle Ames Memorial Scholarship
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Betzer Family Funeral Home
    Address
    118 South 2nd Street
    DELAVAN, WI 53115
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 |
    When
    Thursday, February 7th, 2019
    Location
    Betzer Funeral Home
    Address
    118 S. 2nd. St
    DELAVAN, WI 53115
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    A gathering of friends will be from 12noon to 6pm.
  • Reception

    Location
    Delavan American Legion
    Address
    111 S.2nd. st.
    DELAVAN, WI 53115
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tony cowin

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David was such a great guy and a friend. I was so great full to have him for a customer of Cowin Service for so many years. his calls and visits were always interesting and it was a honor to help him out with the challenges of and breakdowns on the job. he will be missed by so many. Tony Cowin (Cowin Service/Sunrise FS tire shop)
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Dave was a wonderful person, and will be greatly missed. Sending our thought and prayers. Steve & Donita & employees of Central IL Irrigation
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Bill and Dianne Zelinski

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David will be greatly missed by all of us here at Big Iron Equipment.
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Jennie

Posted at 12:33pm
I can’t even put into words what a wonderful man Dave was. Such a privilege to have known him. We are so very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by so many!

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