David H. Tesch, 79 years old, of Horicon, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Hillside Manor Nursing Home in Beaver Dam.A private family funeral service will be held. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon.David Herbert Tesch was born on March 10, 1937 to Herbert and Leone (Howland) Tesch. He was a 1954 graduate of Horicon High School. David was united in marriage to Elaine A. Albert on June 30, 1956 in Horicon. He was employed at John Deere Co. in Horicon in the Experimental Dept., retiring in 1993. David was a member of St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon. He was a U.S. veteran, serving in the Army. David was also a member of the Horicon Fire Dept for 20 years.David is survived by: his wife Elaine of Horicon; his children – Michelle (Brad) Beckman of Grafton and Mark (Stacey Zuelsdorf) Tesch of Horicon; his sister Joy (Rollie) Finke of Horicon; 4 grandchildren – Trevor, Heather, Kimberly, and Kevin; 2 great grandchildren – Nolan & Fletcher; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.David is preceded in death by: his parents, his sister Beverly, and his nephew Neal.