Obituary: David Allen Gates Sr., Departed On 05/22/2024 2024




Obituary: David Allen Gates Sr.



Obituary: David Allen Gates Sr.

David Allen Gates Sr., 82, of Salem, WI, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2024. He was born February 12, 1942, in Chicago, IL, to the late Kenneth and Elizabeth (Koletsos) Gates.

On August 20, 1994, David was united in marriage with Vicki Johnson in Bristol, WI. He served his country in the United States Navy and was a proud veteran.

David was an avid car enthusiast, who enjoyed car shows and his beloved 1957 Chevy. He was a Free Mason and enjoyed being a member of the Lodge. David was a proud father and grandfather, who was always cheering them on at events.

Survivors include, his wife of nearly 30 years, Vicki Gates; son, Kenneth (Lisa) Gates; step-son, Jason (Sara) Harvey; grandchildren, Brant, Dane, Dylan, and Ryan Gates; step-grandchildren, Jonathan and Brooke Harvey; daughter-in-law, Gabi Gates; and brother, Daniel (Kazia) Gates. Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by his son, David Gates Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to
STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH
, 1055 Main St. Antioch, IL 60002. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Tunnels to Towers Foundation. For additional information, please call (847)-395-4000. Please sign the online guestbook for David at www.strangfh.com.

David Allen Gates Sr.’s Legacy

David Allen Gates Sr. was a man who lived his life to the fullest. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was also a proud veteran and a member of the Free Masons. David had a passion for cars and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

David was a kind and generous man who always put others before himself. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In Memoriam: David Allen Gates Sr.

David Allen Gates Sr.’s family and friends would like to thank everyone who has reached out to them during this difficult time. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Tunnels to Towers Foundation in David’s memory.

David Allen Gates Sr. will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.



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