David B. Mahlik

David B. Mahlik, age 66, a Valders resident, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 13, 2020.

Dave was born on March 22, 1954 in Two Rivers, son of Donald A. and Janet (Otto) Mahlik.  He graduated from Roncalli High School with the class of 1972.  On December 15, 1973 he married Kathyrn Morris in Kansas City, MO.  Dave was the owner of the State Farm Insurance Agency in Valders and was celebrating 45 years as an agent.  He was the coach of the Valders Cross Country Team from 1986 until 1998, winning state in 1988 and again in 1989.  Dave was a longtime member of the Valders Lions Club of which he was President from 2010 until 2013.  He was instrumental in bringing the Valders Car Show to the Valders Picnic. He had many things that he enjoyed including hunting and fishing with his kids and grandkids, running in his earlier years, biking on the Mariner’s Trail, walking and attempting to beat his Bride at Cribbage.  Dave & Kathy were active in the Miracle League of the Lakeshore & looked forward to being Taryn’s “buddy” on the Miracle League field.  They loved having their 3M Days with Taryn!  He also liked to take his parents for car rides.

Survivors include his bride of 46 years: Kathy, Valders; four children: Vyky (Wayne) Becker, Valders, Jason Mahlik, Green Bay, Jessica (Adam) Backus, Manitowoc, Shana Mahlik, Valders; six grandchildren: AJ, Alex, Cearra, Taryn, Elizabeth, Paige; brothers and sisters: Chuck Mahlik, Two Rivers, Tricia Nelson, Two Rivers, Marge (Jim) Erickson, Two Rivers, Dale (Peggy) Mahlik, Clintonville, Susan (Jose) Garcia, Two Rivers, Bill (Cathy) Mahlik, Fond du Lac, Chris (Jodi) Mahlik, Marinette.  Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, 8100 Brunner Road, Newton.

Cremation has taken place and a prayer service will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday July, 22, 2020 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, 8100 Brunner Road, Newton.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either the Valders Lions Club or the Miracle League of the Lakeshore.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.lendmanfh.com

Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


  1. Connie

    You have our deepest sympathies
    Connie and Jim Mangin

  2. Eliza Ruzic

    So sorry to hear this- prayers for your whole family. Dave was a great man.

  3. Leon and Diane Hartman and family

    So sorry for your loss. Dave was a great insurance agent. He said great things about his wife and children and grandchildren. You are all in our prayers at this time.

  4. Barbara & Dave Zipperer

    Sending Prayers up!

  5. Sarah Gries

    I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My thoughts and prayers for the entire family and community of Valders.

  6. Sandi Krajnek

    I am so sorry to hear this Jessica! My condolences to you & your whole family!

  7. Jerry Pokorsky

    Dave Mahlick, RIP. Fond memories from our time at Roncalli. I haven’t seen Dave since High School, He was as a happy and good man. I’ll remember him at Mass. Condolences to his family.
    Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Roncalli, Class of 1972 and Cross Country teammate, always left in the dust.

  8. Chuck Stenzel

    All our sympathies to the family of a great man, coach, and friend . He will be missed
    the family of Chuck and Darlene Stenzel

  9. Kathi Borgwardt

    We are so sorry for your loss..David has been our family for years..Our Condolences to all the family..Keith&Kathi Borgwardt

  10. Mark Kolarik

    We will offer prayers for Dave and his family from a former high school class mate.

  11. Karen Virnoche

    So sorry for to hear of David’s passing. Such a great loss. I have great party memories of him from Roncalli days. Sending prayers during this time of grief.

  12. John and Kathy Dodge

    Kathy and family, Kathy and I are saddened by the unexpected passing of Dave. It was so nice spending the afternoon with you at Paige’s Birthday gathering. The Lord has plans for Dave in his Kingdom that I am sure of. May God bless you all, and may Dave’s memories lessen the pain during this difficult time.


    Kathy and family, Sending our deepest sympathy to all. Dave was such a wonderful friend and agent to us.
    Thoughts and prayers to all. Bob & Marilou Mueller

  14. Jack & Pati Karch Family

    Sending prayers and blessings to the family. David was a very wonderful person. Always found the time to stop and have a few words at anytime. He was great with the cross count boys. Our son Todd respected and enjoyed him very much. Jack & Pati Karch Family

  15. Robert (Arnie) & Kay Becker

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We were so surprised. We spent a lot of time remembering all the good times we had together! Dave will surely be missed.

  16. Matthew P. Endries

    So sorry for you loss. Matt and I send our love to the family..

  17. Jason Sladky Family

    We consider ourselves blessed to have the pleasure of knowing Dave the last number of years. Rest easy and our deepest sympathies to the entire family

  18. Sue Boeckman

    Jessica and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I wish you peace♡

  19. Denis and Darlene Haese

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Dave was a great friend and hunting partner. He will be missed by many.

  20. Karen

    As a fellow State Farm Agent I can only guess how much his family and policyholders will miss him. I will miss the enlightening conversations we had over the years. His loss will be difficult for many. My heartfelt sympathy to the family during this time of sorrow.
    May you celebrate his life with joy in your hearts.

  21. Bill and Joan Otto

    Kathy and Family,
    What a surprise, we are really sorry, hang in there.
    A story:
    Dave was on an interview trip years ago with his little daughter. He stopped in our town. He called and said he was under a giant corn cob. That was the Libby canning factory water tower.
    I went to pick them up. Your daughter spent the day with us while Dave interviewed for a job in the Twin Cities.
    Our condolences, Uncle Bill and Aunt Joan

  22. Jane Fallier

    I am so sorry to hear about Dave, you all have my heartfelt sympathy. He helped so many and I am honored to have had him in our lives. Will pray for Kathy and all of Dave’s family and friends. May God Bless him and all of you,

  23. Susie Zimmermann

    My deepest sympathy to you and the family. I enjoyed working with Dave and you on many projects at St. Mary Parish when you were members. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

  24. Andrea & Tom Beschta

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Dean and Diane Najmayer

    So sorry for your loss, we are long time custumers of Daves and will miss him. He was always so helpfull with any our needs. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  26. Al and Lois Kiel

    You have our deepest sympathy. Dave was a man admired by all. We always recall the time he called our home to make an appointment to speak with our 16 year old son who had just passed his driving test. He certainly made an impression on safe driving which showed how he cared for others. We pray for God’s strength to help you endure this pain.

  27. Pam Reindl (Riesterer)

    My deepest sympathy to all. Dave was the best insurance man. I’ve been with him for 45+ years. He will surely be missed by many. Not many around like him.

  28. Danny Trotter

    Danny & Claudia Trotter
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers said.
    We always enjoyed his and your company at the meetings thru the years. I could always count on him , he told as it was.

  29. Joe and Dianne Bodart

    Kathy and family – our deepest sympathy to all. We have many fond memories of Dave thru the school and church and all he did for the Valders CC team. I know my boys benefited with Dave as their coach. He will be greatly missed. God Bless.

  30. Jeff Malloy

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies and prayers. Dave was a great man with the greatest of character, and he will be missed.

    The Malloy Family
    (Jeff, Resa, Izzy & Sam)

  31. Joe and Deb Linsmeier

    Kathy and Family, Our deepest sympathy to all. Deb and I are quite saddened by the sudden loss of Dave. He was a pillar for St. Mary’s School when we worked there. We especially enjoyed his great sense of humor. He will be missed. Your family are in our prayers.

  32. Michael Cudahy Sr

    Dear Kathy and family,
    My deepest condolences on your loss. Dave and I were best friends in grade school. A lot of good memories of us two together.
    Sorry I can’t make it to funeral since I live in Tampa Bay Florida in retirement community.
    Kathy , we met once at Foxhills on Easter some yrs ago. God bless to you and all the family. Say hi to Dave’s brothers and sisters

  33. Gus Gospodarek

    David was a class act and an awesome athlete. I enjoyed running with him at Roncalli…even when he always beat me. I know he enjoyed life and was loved by all. Rest in peace and bless his family.

  34. Tracy Taylor

    Mahlik family, I’m really sorry about Dave’s passing. He was the most welcoming agent when my family moved to Kiel. Always first class in our interactions and a good friend. Fortunately I had just contacted him recently fly to catch up. Rest In Peace my friend.

  35. David L Thielman

    Dear Kathy and family,
    Our prayers are with you all. Indeed Dave was a true Christian who shared his love with all he met. He was a giver to those who were in need. We have lost a true friend. Happy hunting my friend.
    Dave and Rosalie Thielman
    Woodruff, WI


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