Lynn R. Davis

Date of Death: Aug 26, 2017
Lynn R. Davis

1947 - 2017

Lynn R. Davis, 69, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.

Lynn was born September 7, 1947 in Clinton, IA the oldest son of Virgil and Mary Kedley Davis. Lynn served in the US Army during the Vietnam war. Upon his discharge he attended University of Wisconsin-Platteville and graduated with a bachelor of science degree. There he met and married his wife, Nancy Handell. Lynn was employed by CESA 6, Oshkosh, WI as the financial administrator and retired after 32 years. Lynn loved his family and spending time with them. He was an avid golfer, bowler, gardener, card player, and fisherman. He loved watching his grandchildren play hockey, football, and baseball. He also loved watching the Bears and Cubs on TV and attended many of these games with his son and grandsons. Lynn was a member of the Waupun American Legion Post #210 and Boys and Girls Club.

Lynn is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Nancy; two children: Matt Davis (Alison) of Fond du Lac, and Mindy Davis of Madison; six grandchildren: Brooke Davis, Brittany Davis Kunes (Mike), Logan DeMaa, Emilee Davis, Caden DeMaa, and Payton Davis; a great-grandson, Lincoln Kunes; his mother, Mary Davis of Delmar, IA; four brothers and two sisters: Mike Davis (Lisa), Scott Davis (Suzi), Richard Davis, Steven Davis, Loretta Thein (Tom), and Diane McKenrich (Steve); and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Davis.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time of service.


Funeral services for Lynn Davis will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Wisconsin Parkinson Association (2819 W Highland Blvd. Milwaukee WI 53208) or to Hospice Home of Hope (400 County Road K Fond du Lac WI 54937).

Special Thanks

Lynn and his family would like to extend a sincere thank you and love to the staff of Harbor Haven as well as Hospice Home of Hope for their excellent care and friendship.

Memorial Video

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  1. Debbie Christopherson Says: August 29, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Nancy and family, sending deepest sympathy to all of you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sandy (Frank) Warwick Says: August 30, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I’ll never forget this kind man and the love your family has shown me. May you all find strength in each other and from all the wonderful memories you made together.

  3. Jane Kempf Says: August 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Mindy, So sorry to hear about your father. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jane Kempf

  4. DIONE KIMBLE Says: September 2, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    A beautiful video and a wonderful man. I haven’t talked to Lynn for many years, but as my 1st boss I have great memories of CESA6 and his support in the business field. Prayers are sent to all of the family and especially you Nancy. Sorry I was unable to make the funeral, but a donation has been sent to the Parkinson Assoc.
    With Sympathy – Dione Kimble

  5. .Sue Haefemeyer Says: September 3, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Dear Nancy, I saw how you cared for Lynn the past years and was quite moved. Blessings to you all.

  6. Tom Handell Says: September 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    All our best prayers and thoughts to Nancy, Matt, Mindy, and family in this time of sorrow. We love you all.
    Jane Handell, Tom & Teri Handell

  7. Lynn and I were half the trombone section in the Delwood High School band at Elwood, Iowa, in 1963-66. Lynn, like most of the country kids we went to school with, became productive citizens who made a difference in the world. Proud to have grown up in the same place.

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