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Robert "Bob" D. Davis, 77

November 13, 2015
Traer Star-Clipper

Robert "Bob" Dee Davis, 77, of Traer passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the United Methodist Church in Traer with Pastor Jim Dotson officiating. Interment will follow at Buckingham Cemetery in Traer. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 4-6 PM at the United Methodist Church in Traer.

Robert was born on March 16, 1938, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Victor and Frances (Hite) Davis.

He graduated from Traer High School in 1956 and attended Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo.

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Robert served his country in the U.S. Army.

On December 12, 1959, he was united in marriage to Donna Nelsen. Bob was a long time employee and retired from John Deere in Waterloo. He was a member of the Traer Country Club and a former member of the Traer City Council. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing pool and cards. He loved working on and taking his 1963 Ford Galaxy 500 convertible to car shows. Bob and Donna wintered in Okeechobee, Florida. Bob's greatest joy was spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-five years, Donna of Traer; two daughters, Lorie (Ed) Dolan of Waterloo and Chris Gifford (Jeff Miller) of Center Point; four grandchildren, Katie Garrett, Connor, Gus and Grayson Gifford; one sister, Jean (Gary) Kruse of Traer; and an aunt, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a son, Jay Dee in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, 4080 First Ave NE, Ste #101, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. *



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