In Memory of

Dennis Dean Davis

September 21, 1945 - May 9, 2018
From: Spencer, Iowa, IA
Dennis Dean Davis

Dennis Dean Davis

Born: September 21, 1945
Died: May 9, 2018
Age: 72

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     Dennis Dean Davis, the son of Dale and June (Heinis) Davis, was born on September 21, 1945 in Cherokee, IA. He was raised in the Peterson. He attended Brooke rural school and then Aurelia High School, graduating in 1963. After high school Dennis entered into the military on May 31, 1963, serving in the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged on December 7, 1971. He continued to serve in the Reserves for another 12 years.

     On February 17, 1968, Dennis married Theresa Goggio, in North Carolina. Following their marriage, they lived in Panama, while Dennis was still in the service, until 1971 when they moved back to Northwest Iowa. He then enrolled at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon and earned a degree in Mechanical Technology, and later taught Mechanical Technology at NWICC for several years. The couple lived in several communities in Iowa and spent one year in Wyoming. Dennis worked for different manufacturing companies throughout his career.

     Dennis, in his younger years, liked to ride his motorcycle, go hiking, kayaking and photography. He always really enjoyed spending his time rebuilding MG’s. He was a member of the American Legion in Peterson.

     Dennis passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale; and his sister, Karen Miller.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Theresa of Spencer, IA; his son, Chris and wife, Rachelle of Navarre, FL and their two children: Haley and Alec; his daughter, Robin Davis of Spencer, IA; his mother, June of Spencer, IA; other relatives and many friends.

Private Family Services will be held at a later date.
Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, Iowa


Monday, May 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM
“We would like to extend our deepest sympathy at your loss.”
- Alan & Jeanne Mills
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:13 PM
“Hey Capt hope that you are doing well in Fiddlers Green. You know that place were all us old artillerymen wind up eventually. Have fond memories as your old 1SG when we were together in Alaska. Theresa my sincerest condolences. I pray that you and your extended family will make it through these difficult times.”
- CSM Andrew L. Pearson
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:08 AM
“So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you all!”
- Erin Manwarren
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1:08 PM
“Theresa and Family, I am so sad to find out of Denny’s passing. We were classmates in high school and school bus buddies. I was not able to come to last All School Reunion so missed visiting with him. He was a fun loving guy who fought for our country to keep us safe.
I remember his love of cars hand saw pictures of his work.
I wish June well and pray for your family. ”
- Sandy Hodge
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 5:59 PM
“We were both classmates of Denny's in Aurelia. Our small class had a special connection and even though it has been years since we have seen each other, we knew Denny's life was happy and productive. We will always remember his love of cars and his abilities with them. Glad to see he shared that knowledge with many! Our sympathy to your family. ”
- Peggy (Hartwig) and Loren Kolpin
Monday, May 14, 2018 at 9:41 AM
“Theresa - I am so saddened to hear about your loss. I know we have only run into each other here and there the last few years, but I have fond memories of our time together at the office. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know how much I care. Nancy Danielson”
- Nancy Danielson
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:58 PM
“we are sorry to hear that my friend Dennis have left this world, I will miss our weekly email small talk and his great knowledge about 'nerly' everything it was nice to have known and work with a man like him.
- Per Storgaard
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:56 AM
“Theresa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My visits to your home with Doris were always happy and informative. Dennis was busy and excited, with one project or another, but always took time out for us. May you find strength in your family and friends and memories to help comfort you. ”
- Nancy Burley
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:55 PM
“Theresa, so sorry to hear of Dennis's passing! God Bless!”
- Jeff Mahrt
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:56 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Denny was loved by all of us. You guys have always been family. Love ya and hugs.”
- Dawn Fuhrman
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 5:43 PM
“Theresa, my condolences to you and your family. I enjoyed my years working with Dennis at GKN, he was a great co-worker and fellow engineer. I now wish we could have spent some time together out here in the Bighorns. May he rest in peace.”
- Joel Hoenk
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