Obit: Davis, Oliver H. (1887 - 1959)

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Surnames: Davis, Grossheusch, Dallman, Kuehling, Loos, Brehm, Baumgart, Aderhold, Nelsen, Klessig, Messer, Splitt, Dohrman, Stowasser, Day, Champlin, Wilkening, Peiseke, Kleespie

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/05/1959

Davis, Oliver H. (20 June 1887 - 2 Feb. 1959)

Oliver H. Davis died at the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital Monday morning at 4:00 o’clock, following a stroke, at the age of 71 years. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon, Feb. 5, in the First Evangelical and Reformed church, Rev. V. O. Grosshuesch officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery.

Mr. Davis was born on June 20, 1887, in Perham, Minn. He married Martha Dallman in Minneapolis, Minn., on October 3, 1911, and three years later, they moved from Minneapolis onto a farm in Marathon county where they farmed until 1936 when they moved to the city of Colby, Wis. They and their son, Wayne, operated a grocery store here, in the building now occupied by Heimerl’s Variety, for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Wayne Davis of Fonda, Iowa, and Orville Davis of Oaklawn, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Myrtle) Kuehling of Unity; seven grand children; one brother, James Davis of Minneapolis, Minn.

Mr. Davis served as a member of the school board in Marathon county and played the violin with a dance band here for many years. He was an honorable and useful citizen and a man who endeavored always to perform every duty to his God; his country; his family, his neighbor and himself.

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/12/1959

Funeral services for Oliver H. Davis were held in the first Evangelical and Reformed church last Thursday afternoon, Rev. V. O. Grosshuesch officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Sherman L. Loos, chaplain of Colby Lodge F. & A.M., officiated at the Masonic rites. Pall bearers were Hugo Brehm, Ted Baumgart, Henry Aderhold, Gust Brehm, C. A. Nelsen and H. C. Klessig.

The Trinity Lutheran church choir sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "God Will Take Care of You," accompanied by Mrs. Ansel Messer on the organ.

Out of town people here for the funeral were James Davis and Kenneth Davis of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Davis and children of Fonda, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Orville (Bill) Davis and daughters of Oakland, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kuehling and Dennis and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kuehling of Unity, Mrs. Bernard Splitt of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dallman of Lomira, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dallman and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dallman of Greenwood, Mrs. William Dohrman of Mayville, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Stowasser of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Herbert Day and son and Oliver Champlin of Superior, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wilkening and daughter, Eunice, and Mrs. Harold Peiseke and Verda Kleespie of Appleton, Minn.



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