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Obituary: Davis


Dennis W. Davis, 69, Forrest, died at 8:30 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019 at his residence, Forrest.


Visitation will be 3:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday, December 22, 2019 and 9:00 to 9:45 am Monday at the Apostolic Christian Church, Bloomington. His funeral will follow at 10:00 am Monday also at the church. Burial will be at 1:00 pm Monday at the Forrest Twp. Cemetery with military rites accorded by the J.A. Folwell American Legion, Forrest. The family suggests memorials be given to the Dories Promise Orphanage or Life Song for orphans.


Denny was born August 10, 1950 in Fairbury the son of Wayne and Verla Bahler Davis. He married Kathleen S. Rieger on September 8, 1973 in Forrest. She survives in Forrest.


Also surviving is a daughter, Valerie (Michael) Winterland, Bloomington, a son, Jacob Davis, Cohutta, GA, three grandchildren, Emma, Carson and Dylan Winterland, a brother, Mark (Elaine) Davis, Forrest and a sister, Mary Gail (Merle) Weyeneth, Metamora. He is preceded by his parents and a daughter, Rachael.


Denny served his country in the United States Army. After the service Denny bought a backhoe and founded Davis Excavating and Farm Drainage in Forrest. He owned and operated this business for over 43 years. His love for his work and customers made it difficult for him to consider retirement. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Bloomington, the J.A. Folwell American Legion and Knoll Lodge.


Denny cherished his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

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