David K. Parduhn, 83, of Fond du Lac, died peacefully Sunday, March 13, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 2, 1932 in Antigo, Wisconsin, the son of Carl H. and Estella (Worthing) Parduhn. He moved to Oakfield, WI in 1935. On October 6, 1978 he married Janet D. Jones. Mr. Parduhn was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and served on various committees.
After graduating from Oakfield High School in 1950, and attending Fond du Lac Business College, he was employed by Mercury Marine for 6 years. He then worked for Combined Insurance for 27 years as a Department Head and Officer. He retired from Thrivent Insurance after serving District Representative for 6 years. Following retirement he was associated with Journeyman Machine for 7 years.
During his insurance career he was active in the Wisconsin Home Office Life Underwriters, serving as state president in 1977 and the Health Insurance Underwriters of Wisconsin, serving as state president in 1972. He received the “Man of the Year” award from them in 1968.
He was a member of the Fond du Lac High School Cardinal Booster Club, serving as president from 1984 to 1986. He also served on the Fond du Lac School District- Athletic Code Violation committee. He was on the Board of Directors of the Fond du Lac YMCA for 6 years, serving as Secretary in 1976 and 1977. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Blandine House for 20 years, and has been on the Board of Directors of the Fond du Lac Concert Association since 2002. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Oakfield for 17 years and also on the Board of Directors of the Oakfield Elevator for 16 years, serving as Secretary.
David is survived by his wife, Jan Parduhn; three children, Nancy (Mike) Wilson of Waukesha, Jim (Dawne) Parduhn of Fond du Lac, and John (Carrie) Parduhn of Arlington, WA; five grandchildren, Ben, Sarah, Abbie and Katie Wilson and Jake Parduhn; one brother, Ed (Dorothy) Parduhn of Oakfield. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home and again on Saturday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at the church.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. David Haugly officiating. Burial will follow in Avoca Cemetery in Oakfield.
Memorials may be directed to Faith Lutheran Church, Winnebago Lutheran Academy or Agnesian Hospice.
The family extends a special thank you to the Doctors and staff at the Agnesian Cancer Center and Agnesian Hospice for the care and compassion given to David and his family.
Additional information and guest book may be found at www.ueckerwitt.com.