David E. Grady, age 79, peacefully transitioned to heaven on Monday, May 11, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 7, 1940 in Madison and was the son of Edward and Hazel (Byrne) Grady. He was a graduate of Edgewood High School in 1959. He married Doris Meinholz on Oct. 10, 1964 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Ashton. He was a bricklayer and beef farmer. He belonged to the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers. David served on the Marshall School Board for 15 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St Patricks Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; two children, Dan (Tammy) Grady, Darlene (Matthew) Wilkinson; grandchildren, Melanie (Justin) Leistikow, Emmilyn, Joseph, Daniel, Justin, Alaina, Makayla; one sister, Mary Vroman of Baraboo; a sister-in-law, Sandy Grady and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert, and brother-in-law, Larry Vroman.
A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Cottage Grove. Burial will be held at the Church Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to The Marshall School Scholarship Foundation.