David J. Reese

David J. Reese

David J. Reese; age 66 passed away peacefully surrounded by his three daughters at UW Hospital on Tuesday November 28, 2017, after an almost 2 year battle with cancer.

Dave was born October 5, 1951 in Madison, WI to Gordon & Irene Reese. He was the second oldest of six children. Dave attended St. James School, Edgewood High School and graduated from Madison West High School in 1969. Dave attended UW Madison and was a very successful concert promoter in the 1970’s. The music industry was a great fit for his passion & knowledge of various bands & artist, both upcoming and famous. In the 1980’s Dave became a Real Estate Broker working for First Weber & ReMax Preferred, and went on to have his own company Owner Plus Realty LLC.

Dave was a good guy. He had an incredible sense of adventure. He loved riding his bike around Madison, photography, nature, gardening, music, everything Irish and spending time with his daughters. He was an especially proud Dad and HUGE fan of his youngest daughter Mackenzie’s high school & college sports careers.

Dave is survived by his daughters, Sarah (Aaron), Jessica (Stephen), Mackenzie (Mark); step daughter, Kourtney; granddaughter, Margot; mother, Irene; brothers, Mike (Cami), Dan (Mary), Chris (Jenny); sisters, Ann (Denny) and Mary. He is also survived by many nieces & nephews and his good friend and former wife; Shelley Koechel. He was proceeded in death by his father, Gordon Reese in 1992. A special thank you to David’s RN daughter Jessica for the care she provided him.

A Memorial Service will be held on December 4, 2017 at 11:00AM at Cress Funeral & Cremation Service, 3610 Speedway Road.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road, Madison