August 17, 2016
Dennis Michael Davis, age 64 of Watertown, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He was born February 28, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Richard and Dorothy (Vick) Davis.
Dennis was a loving husband, dad and grandpa. He graduated from Mound High School and was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. Dennis served in the Army from 1972 to 1975. After his honorable discharge he enrolled in Dunwoody Institute and became a tool and die maker, a career he was in for over 40 years.
Dennis was united in marriage to Annie (Stewart) on May 20, 1978 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Corcoran, Minnesota. Dennis was gifted musically and was part of a band, this part of his life led to him meeting the love of his life, Annie. He grew up spending most of his time in the outdoors. This became an important part of his life, in that he loved to hike and go camping.
Dennis possessed a dry sense of humor, he was known for “one liners” and you learned that you needed to listen pretty closely, or you missed it. Time spent with family was a priority and he cherished that time especially with his grandchildren.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Dorothy Davis; his brother Ronald Davis and his sister and brother-in-law Patty Jo (Harold) Hollingshead; parents-in-law John E. and Eleanor M. (Gillispie) Stewart and a brother-in-law David Stewart.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Annie; children Dana (Brent) Koosmann, Dominic Davis; grandchildren Cora, Kellan and Ellis; siblings Karin Davis, Alan Davis, Wende Davis; aunts: Dorothy Davis and Joyce Zabinski; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Darlene (Steve) Duske, Shirley Stewart, Mary (Scott) Heuer, and James (Ardis) Stewart; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown, Minnesota. Visitation will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church prior to Mass. Interment with military honors will be in the church cemetery.