Jerome (Joe) Davis, of Stanchfield, MN, died on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, MN. He was 75 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Friday, August 29th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham with Rev. Glen Kleppe officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service (from 1:00-2:00 p.m.) on Friday at the church.
Jerome “Joe” Ross Davis of Stanchfield, Minnesota, passed away on August 25th, 2014 at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. He was 75 years old.
Joe was born on October 23, 1938 in Barron, Wisconsin to parents Clarence “Chum” Davis and Ruth (Nelson) Davis. He was raised in New Auburn, Wisconsin on the family farm. He was the first born of three siblings. Joe served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1958. During this time he was in the military police. After his time serving our country, Joe moved to Braham, Minnesota. There he met and married Mary Ann Grell on February 25, 1967, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham. They have two sons, Timothy and Bruce, and one daughter that was stillborn. Joe and Mary lived and raised their family in Stanchfield.
Joe was employed by Kramer & Davis Waterproofing and later at ECM Publishers, Inc. He attended St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and was a member of the American Legion Post 290 in Cambridge. In his younger years, Joe enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, camping, and fishing. For many years the family enjoyed an annual trip to Lake Waukenabo, where Joe loved taking the grandchildren out on the pontoon. He also enjoyed playing cards, the Fox News Channel, breakfast with family and friends, visits to the casino, seeing shows at the Sandstone Theater, and vacations to Arizona. He loved to learn about and discuss current issues. In the last five years, Joe and Butch enjoyed vacations and visits with their sons and families. Joe was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be truly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Earl Kratch; stillborn daughter; brothers-in-law, Duane (Esther) Grell, Wesley Grell, Eugene Grell, Floyd Ziesmer, and Kenny Fredin.
Joe is survived by his wife Mary; sons, Timothy (Audrey) of Big Lake, MN, and Bruce (Kelly) of Gilbert, AZ; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Sarah, and Brandon; two brothers, Dave (Julie) Davis, and Ross (Sandy) Davis; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was held on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham with Rev. Glen Kleppe officiating. Music was provided by organist Carol Schmakel and soloist Audrey Davis. Joe’s Grandchildren were honorary urn bearers. Military Honors were provided by the Cambridge American Legion Post 290.