Richard Darrel Davis age 93 of Walnut Grove passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Burial is in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Richard Darrel Davis was born December 2, 1923 in Springdale Township, near Walnut Grove, Minnesota to Ernest and Eula (Gottshalk) Davis. He went to country school until 8th grade. Richard told about how he got to skip 3rd grade because the teacher only had two students. She sent one to 4th grade (Richard) and the other back to 2nd grade. Richard married Lucille Berg on June 12, 1945. They farmed near Tracy and Walnut Grove nearly all their life. He was involved in Lions Club and English Lutheran Church. In addition, Richard was an actor in the play “Fragments of a Dream” for over 20 years until he was 87 years old. He was very proud of this and that he got to drive the horses. Richard loved hunting, fishing, baseball, and woodworking. He was an avid gardener. Richard was the caregiver for his wife for over seven years.
Richard is survived by his children: Jack (Diane) Davis and Dawn (Ken) Bass; grandchildren: Rick (Jodi), Angie (Jason), Brian (Trish), Amanda, and Janell (Ryan); 7 great grandchildren; sister Doloras Jenson; and sister-in-law Eleanor Davis. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lucille of 62 years, 2 infant children, brother Don, and brother-in-law Curtiss Jenson.