John Ira Davis
June 26, 1925 - April 30, 2019
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Peabody Hall at Peabody Manor
2600 Heritage Woods Drive
Appleton, WI
Sunday 5/5, 1:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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John Ira Davis died peacefully on April 30. He was born June 26, 1925 in Appleton, Wisconsin and lived nearly all his life here. He was a veteran of World War II in Europe shortly after graduating from Appleton High School. Upon returning home, he attended Beloit College and was a lifelong supporter of that…

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Matthew LaPierre left a message on May 5, 2019:
So sorry to hear about Mr. Davis. He was a favorite teacher of mine at Roosevelt. Good man.
Susan McFadden left a message on May 3, 2019:
I am very sorry that John and I will be unable to attend the memorial service for John. We leave that day for a 10-day road trip. John was such a treasured member of First Congregational Church. We always loved how he would speak up at congregational meetings and missed him when he could no longer attend. He cared so much about people and the world. I will never forget how he told me that corn on the cob is best eaten minutes after picking and he demonstrated that for my John and me soon after we moved to Wisconsin. He also brought us our first Wisconsin strawberries that first summer when we moved here in 1983. His second wife, Anne, is the reason for my career success as she stepped up and babysat for our son two days a week for over a year while I finished my dissertation. We were so pleased that he and Grace connected after Anne's sudden death. He was a wonderful person and leaves a great legacy for his family and friends. Again, we are so sorry we cannot be at the service honoring him.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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