Friday, September 19, 2014

Chester L. Davis

Chester Lee Davis, “Chet,” age 86, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center.  He was born in Kenosha on December 25, 1927, son of the late George and Anna (Nee: Brickner) Davis.

On November 1, 1947, at St. George Catholic Church he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Dolores E. Arentz.  Together they raised five children, Michael, Lynne, Phillip, Jodie and Julie. 

Chet farmed in the Union Grove Area for over 50 years. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and was a hard worker who loved sports, especially bowling and golf.  

Chet served on the Paris Town Board, the Ravinia School Board, Midland Co-op Board, the Farmers Grain Board and the Yorkville-Mt. Pleasant Insurance Board.  Above all, Chet was a wonderful husband, dad, and friend.  He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Dolores; three children, Michael (Jill) Davis of Port St. Joe, FL, Lynne (Ted) Davis of Phoenix, AZ, Jodie K. Moore of Waukesha;  four grandchildren, Eric (Greta) Moore, Craig Moore (Ellen), Tanya (Zach) Masella, Aaron Davis (Maria); five great-grandchildren;  sister-in-law, Sue Arentz; brother-in-law, Buster Siewert; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Phillip; his daughter, Julie; sister, Helen (Les) Samuelson; and brother, Wilbert (Eleanor) Davis. 

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Private interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials to the Union Grove Yorkville Rescue Squad or St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church have been suggested.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the wonderful doctors and nurses who gave Chet such good care the last seven years.

Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main St., Racine, WI      (262) 634-7888

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