In Memory of David McGinley


4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Meister's Bar and Grill in Boardman, WI


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David Eugene McGinley, age 51 of Hudson, WI, passed away April 12, 2017 at his residence.

David was born August 28, 1965 in Anchorage, Alaska, the oldest son of Donovan and Burdell “Birdie” (Bieneman) McGinley. He graduated from Hudson High School, the Class of 1983.  David worked many jobs over the years, but enjoyed bartending the best. He was entertained by the people he met while bartending, and delighted by his ability to make others laugh with his witty sense of humor.  He was fond of relaxing and spending time with friends. David adored his dog, Peanut, and loved spoiling her.

David is survived by his siblings, John (Rhonda) McGinley and Kathryn (Troy) Knudson; nieces and nephews, Jordan and Megan McGinley; Adria and Logan Knudson; other relatives and many good friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 30 at Meister's Bar and Grill, 1402 Co. Rd. A, New Richmond (Boardman). Interment  at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Hudson.


David McGinley's Tribute Wall

Tributes (10):

  1. So sorry to hear the news. We were so close for so many years.
    You always knew how to brighten my day😀. Even when we parted
    Ways I held you close in my heart. I have great memories of our
    Time together. May you rest in peace. John and Kathy I am truly
    Sorry for your loss.

  2. Life will never be the same without you in it. My heart is broken, my deepest sympathies to his family. I absolutely loved the time I got with dave. I have all these lines going through my head, like all the little jokes we had when we would make fun of my husband and his friends at my parties. Or when he came over for the Halloween party and have my daughter $20 for Halloween because according to Dave hey it was Halloween. Hayden absolutely loved Dave, as do I. I love ya Dave and I know you know how much!!!

  3. The world was a happier place with you in it. Any time I saw you, I knew there would be laughter. May those happy memories lift up your family in their times of sorrow.

  4. I will always treasure the fun we had and knowing that we were true friends to each other for a time. I hope you are at peace now. My sympathies to his family. I know how much he loved John and Kathryn and their spouses and children, and talked so often of his cousins and aunts and uncles. I knew and adored his mother Birdie, father Don, and grandma Lillian. I hope he has reunited with them now.

  5. Its been quite a while since I have seen you David, you were always my reliable wedding date , family function date , and shoulder to cry on !!! I will never forget camping, tubing down the river or slow dancing to a good song !!! Rest in piece dear friend … love you

  6. Although we only met a few times, the brief friendship has proven we encounter people for a meaningful reason. You have brought much happiness in the footsteps that followed you; always brightening those who crossed your path. May you rest in peace; your friends and family be comforted by the memories throughout the years. God Bless

  7. Dave, There are not too many people I can say that ALWAYS made my day brighter; but you always pulled that off! Whether it would be walking into Goodwill or the bowling alley. You could make me laugh even when I felt like crying. If people we’re acting less than desirable, you could turn that into fun as well with running commentary. I was so happy to see your huge smile because I knew if you were there I could be comfortable with myself and had a true friend. So hard to find people like that here these days. I feel very blessed to have known you in this life and am excited to see you pop up after this in the next. Wherever you are sweetheart you are bringing joy. I love you my friend. Rest In Peace love.

  8. Dave your outgoing infectious personality will be missed so much, your jokes and laughter during all the fun times we all had will forever be with and remember by all of us. Rest In Peace my friend. Until we meet again💔

  9. So upset to hear of this David was a blessing to all who were lucky to meet him,he was a sweet soul! i will miss him ………