Monday, October 27, 2008

On The Sad Passing Of David Doege

Local journalists and activists have had to absorb the shocking news that David Doege died Saturday at the impossibly young age of 53.

He was a former reporter at the Milwaukee Sentinel and The Journal Sentinel. Most recently, Dave worked at The Milwaukee Business Journal.

And as is noted in today's death notice in the Journal Sentinel, Dave was husband and best friend of Gretchen Schuldt, our friend, and blogging and grassroots colleague.

Dave was a sweet guy and a professional reporter and writer who elevated the quality and tone at every publication he worked.

If you saw his byline on a story, you knew that you were going to learn something, and get the facts - - straight - - written and organized to keep you reading to the end.

My heart goes out to Gretchen, and her family.

There will be a time of gathering on Thursday, October 30 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM at MILWAUKEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, CEREMONIAL COURTROOM (Room 500), 901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee. Memorial service to follow at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wisconsin Humane Society. CHURCH AND CHAPEL 262-827-0659; www.churchandchapel.com

1 comment:

Matt McCoy said...

I had the pleasure of talking with David on a couple of occasions as he wrote an article in the Business Journal about a project our company was working on.

He was a pleasure to have known him in the short time that we did.

Our prayers go out to Dave's family through this difficult time.

Take care,

Matt McCoy
President
Lanex, LLC