Canton – David J. Promen, 76, of Canton, passed away at 10:43 PM on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria, IL. He was born on March 10, 1941 in Fond Du Lac, WI to Joseph Promen and Ada Mitzelfeldt. He married Kathy Schuman on March 10, 1973 in Canton, IL.
Surviving is one daughter, Brenda (Cindy Stuber) Shawgo of Canton; two grandchildren, Chase and Sloan Shawgo; one step-granddaughter, Mariah Shawgo; one brother, Daniel (Marie) Promen of Fond Du Lac, WI; step-brother, Joe Schroeder of Fond Du Lac, WI; step-sister, Mary (Robert) Huberty of Fond Du Lac, WI; many nieces and nephews, Brian Promen of Fond Du Lac, WI, Rodney Harris of Canton, Jeffrey Harris of Siren, WI, Steve Kovachevich of Champaign, IL, Jennifer Kovachevich of Joliet, IL, Greg Schuman of Chillicothe, IL, and Amy Tiff of Chillicothe, IL.
David was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Paul Schroeder.
David graduated in 1959 from L.P. Goodrich High School in Fond Du Lac, WI, he then graduated from Madison Business College in 1964 with a B.A. Business Administration. He first worked for Wisconsin Finance and Ralston Purina Business Office in Fond Du Lac, WI. After moving to Canton, David worked as a manager at Tempo and later at Columbus, IN and Columbus, OH. He retired after 30 years from Mid America National Bank in Canton as Vice President of Lending.
David was a Sgt. Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1963-1969.
David was a past member at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church in Fond Du Lac, WI. In 1981 he was the vice president and later the president in 1982 for the Canton Friendship Festival Board of Directors. David was a past treasurer and past president for the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce Board member where he retired from in 1997. He was also a member of Canton Lion’s Club as Treasurer, Salvation Army Board Emeritus, Illinois Department of Corrections Advisory Board, Smithfield Sportsman’s Gun Club as Treasurer, Elmwood Gun Club, Ducks Unlimited Fulton County Corporate Sponsor. David was an owner of Pro Sports. David’s true passion was trapshooting, winning many championships over the years. He was a gun collector and avid Green Bay Packers fan. He also loved watching his grandchildren participate in their many sports.
Celebration of life will be held form 10-12 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Smithfield Sportsman’s Gun Club. Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date at Ledgeview Memorial Park in Fond Du Lac, WI. To view David’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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