David Clark Emmert, 70, of Hayward, Wis., died Oct. 25, 2008, at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Oct. 29, at Hayward United Methodist Church with Pastor Daniel Fahs officiating. Burial was at Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Spooner. Visitation was held Oct. 28 at Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home. Pallbearers were John Kaiser, Skip Kelsey, Nick Mangiaracina, Mike Persson, Don Semler and Bill Wiberg. Memorials may be made to Hayward United Methodist Church or the David Emmert Musky Restocking Fund c/o Hayward Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc., P.O. Box 609, Hayward, Wis., 54843.


David Clark Emmert, 70, of Hayward, Wis., died Oct. 25, 2008, at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Oct. 29, at Hayward United Methodist Church with Pastor Daniel Fahs officiating. Burial was at Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Spooner. Visitation was held Oct. 28 at Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home. Pallbearers were John Kaiser, Skip Kelsey, Nick Mangiaracina, Mike Persson, Don Semler and Bill Wiberg. Memorials may be made to Hayward United Methodist Church or the David Emmert Musky Restocking Fund c/o Hayward Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc., P.O. Box 609, Hayward, Wis., 54843.

He was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Chicago, the son of Ralph and Emma (Laatz) Emmert. He graduated from high school in Dixon in 1955, received a bachelor of science degree from Iowa State University in 1959, and later attended the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wis. While attending Iowa State University he was part of the ROTC program. He married Joyce Norden Aug. 23, 1959, at First Lutheran Church, Ohio. He entered the U.S. Army and was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. After serving the Army, he served in the Army Reserves for several additional years. After his military career, he entered the banking industry where he was involved with agricultural loans, working at banks in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. He retired from banking with his position of CEO/President of Liberty Bank in Tucson, Ariz. The couple then moved to Hayward in 1998, where he was a very active member of the Muskies Inc. He loved his family, fishing and feeding the deer and hummingbirds at his home. During his working career, he was also active in the Masonic Lodge, Tucson Rotary and the Geneseo Jaycees.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; children and spouses, Vicki and Dave Neuleib of Geneseo, Dave and Sheri Emmert of Sycamore, Deb and Mark Meinerding of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Steve and Jennifer Emmert of Crystal Lake; 15 grandchildren, Lacy, Lexie, Hayley, Jacelyn, Dani, David, Claire, Caden, Brad, Katie, Emily, Eric, Lucas, Derek, and Darcie; a sister, Gail Norden of Princeton; nieces, Kimberley Davis of El Paso, Texas, Julie Dimmig of Princeton, and Bonnie Holtz of Walnut, Iowa, and many cousins, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, George Norden.