David P. Leja, 60, of Stanley died Monday, April 16, 2018 at
Select Medical Hospital in West Allis, WI. He was born on July
25, 1957 in Chicago the son of Harold and Rose (Schumacher)
Leja. When he was 9 years old his family moved to Stanley.
Dave went to St. Anne’s Catholic grade school and graduated
from Stanley Boyd High in 1975. He was active in football,
basketball and track. Dave went to U-W Stout in Menomonie
and graduated in 1979 as a designing engineer.
He was employed in Grand Rapids, MI., Huntsville, AL, Palmer
MA and Dodgeville. Due to his disabilities he retired in 2016
and moved to Stanley. Dave liked hunting and Fishing
especially with his sons.
He is survived by his children, Doug Leja of Ridgeway, WI, Jen
(Andy) Yager and Matt (Brittany) Leja both of Dodgeville, his
grandchildren, Addyson and Charlie, his mother, Rose Leja of
Stanley and his brothers, Randy (Ann) Leja of Oakdale, MN,
Brian (Linda) Leja of Omer, MI and Bob (Julie) Leja of New
Richmond. Dave is preceded in death by his father, Harold,
maternal grandparents, Louis and Evelyn Schumacher and
paternal grandparents, Peter and Catherine Leja.
There will be no formal services. Plombon Funeral Service
assisted the family.