Marvin ‘Butch’ Davis, 76
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:46am admin
April 6, 1941
May 27, 2017
Mason City - Marvin “Butch” Allen Davis, age 76, of Mason City, Iowa died Saturday, May 27, 2017, peacefully at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 2nd St. SE, with Pastor Art Zewert officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.
Marvin was born on April 6, 1941 in Cresco, Iowa to Leon and Ida (Queel) Davis. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served four years before he was honorably discharged. Not long after, Marvin landed a construction job, which later led to his construction superintendent position. Marvin traveled globally to places such as Africa, China and the South Pacific building turbines.
After retirement he moved back to Cresco, until he met the love of his life, Patricia. The couple was united in marriage on Sept. 21, 2012 in Mason City, where they resided.
In his free time, Marvin loved collecting coins, Ducks Unlimited and Duke’s train sets. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and liked watching John Wayne. He was a member of the American Legion in Mason City and Masonic Lodge in Garden City, Kan.
He will be remembered for his very striking, sparkly blue eyes and giggly laugh. His family was extremely important to him, and they will all miss him dearly.
Those left to cherish Marvin’s memory include his wife, Patricia Davis of Mason City; children, Kevin (Kathy) Davis of Longmont, Colo., Susan (Todd) Howe of Senatobia, Miss., Shannon Davis of Green Bay, Wis. and Chris (David) Gleason of Mason City; grandchildren, Andrew (Rashel) Howe, Hayley Howe, Allen Tyler Howe, Luke Davis, Crystal Gleason, Savannah Gleason and Chuck Cornelius; great-grandchildren, Colby Howe, Aaron Howe, Gianna Verhalen and soon-to-be great-grandson Connor Howe; sister, Evelyn (Wilbert) Mohlis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Ida Davis; two sisters, Bernice Minear and Ellen Quandt; and grandson, Thomas Cornelius.