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In Memory of

Richard A. Davis

May 22, 1936 - November 14, 2011

Obituary


Richard Allen Davis, "Dicky Bird", 75, of Hayward, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Sunset Home in Hayward.
Richard was born on May 22, 1936 to Edmond and Hazel (Little) Davis on the family homestead in the Stone Lake/Spooner Area. He attended Hayward Area Schools. Dick served his country from 1954 until 1957 in the United States Air Force, spending most of his time stationed in Alaska. In 1960 his family moved to St. Paul where he worked rewinding armatures and was also a superintendent of an apartment complex. They returned to...

Richard Allen Davis, "Dicky Bird", 75, of Hayward, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Sunset Home in Hayward.
Richard was born on May 22, 1936 to Edmond and Hazel (Little) Davis on the family homestead in the Stone Lake/Spooner Area. He attended Hayward Area Schools. Dick served his country from 1954 until 1957 in the United States Air Force, spending most of his time stationed in Alaska. In 1960 his family moved to St. Paul where he worked rewinding armatures and was also a superintendent of an apartment complex. They returned to Hayward in 1969. Dick worked in the Hayward Area logging until 1981. He then worked at Trussworks until his retirement. He spent many enjoyable hours throughout his life playing guitar and singing in and with many local bands. He especially enjoyed playing with Roger Froemel in Nitehawks until 2010. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was also a member of the Hayward VFW, and enjoyed performing with many local, area bands.
Dick is survived by; three children, Terry (Diane) Davis of Springbrook, WI, Sue (Mitch) Slayton of Exeland, WI and Sherry (Tom) Wolff of Ojibwa, WI, 5 siblings, Don Davis of Black River Falls, WI, Elaine Bray of Hayward, Sylvia Johnson of Rice Lake, WI, Carol Stone and Molly Mikula, both of Hayward, 9 grandchildren, 5 great- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents, one brother Harold "Bud" Davis, who gave his life during WWII, 2 sisters Doloris Gundry, and Gladys Melby, and two nieces, Lynette Girad, and Janet Melby.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, November 21, 2011, at Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home in Hayward at 11:00 am. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be at evergreen Cemetery in Stone Lake, WI.