David John Degnan

David John Degnan was born March 1st, 1976, in Friendship, WI.  He was raised by his mother, Cindy Lou May and his father, Bruce Charles Degnan Senior. He lived the majority of his life in the small town of Palmyra, WI. David was moving to Necedah, WI to begin a new chapter in life when he unexpectedly passed in a car accident.

Dave’s children were his life. He was a very passionate drummer. He loved music and the great outdoors. He loved seasonal morel and asparagus hunting. He specialized in drywalling and was a handyman of all trades. Dave was also known as a pyro- you could always find him building bonfires and cooking great food on the grill. He also enjoyed rooting on the green bay packers and year-round fishing. He always cherished spending time with family and friends.

David is survived by his daughter Kelsey Elizabeth Degnan, his daughter Amaya Ashton Degnan, his son Ethan Joseph Degnan, his mother Cindy May, his brother Bruce Degnan Jr., his sister Michelle Degnan-Lloyd, and many other friends and family. He is preceded in death by his grandfather Frank Degnan,  father Bruce Degnan Senior, and his brother Steven Degnan.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Gibson Funeral Home.  320 W. Main St. Palmyra, WI 53156.

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  1. Brian says:

    Eternal rest grant unto David, O Lord. May he rest in peace.

  2. Monica G says:

    My sincere condolences to your family. I know it’s not easy to deal with at this moment. May God “who comforts us in all our trials” (2 Cor 1:4) comfort you and your family at such a difficult time. I know Jehovah God will help you to endure because He invites us to approach Him in prayer, to pour out our heart to him. (Psalm 62:8) Please find comfort in knowing that God understands your  grief and He cares for you  (1Peter 5 :7).

  3. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Our deepest sympathies go out to this family. We were very close friends in past years, but they all hold a special place in our hearts.

  4. Dennis Schulte says:

    To the family…I did not know David, but as a fellow musician, hobby cook, and a retired drywaller, I pray for the God given strength you need in your time of mourning.

    I trust God has a special place for those who create and share their talents with others, especially music.

    God’s blessings,


    Reedsburg, WI

  5. Patti spradling says:

    I am so sorry for the families loss