The Free Press, Mankato, MN

May 13, 2014

Bobby Dean Davis


— Bobby Dean Davis, 58, of Rapidan, MN died Friday, May 9, 2014 at Mayo Clinic

Health Systems - Mankato.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato.  Visitation will be from 9:30a.m. until the time of service.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

  Bobby was born August 28, 1955 in Alabama, to Ralph and Dean (Michaels) Davis.  He grew up and attended school in Alabama.  He moved to Mankato in 1981 and on June 30, 1983 he married Gail Ertman at the Little Brown Church in Iowa.  Bobby worked at Vetter Stone for 32 years and in his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his new grandbaby, Harper.  Bobby battled cancer for the last 11

years. He never complained and always had a way to make you smile with his positive attitude.

  He is survived by his wife, Gail; sons, Brian (Kara) Davis of Mankato, Darrin Davis of Rapidan; his new grandbaby, Harper; brothers, Lennie (Debra) Davis of Oklahoma, Cleland (Kathi) Davis of Alabama; sisters, Connie (Larry) Long, Penny (Danny) Wallace, Sherry (Howard) Owens all of Alabama, brothers-in-law Steve (Laurie) Ertman, Larry Ertman;  sisters-in-law Ellen (Gene) Eisen, and Kathy Schubbe, and many nieces and nephews whom he cherished.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant daughters, Mary Lee, and Jamie, sister, Linda; brothers, Dave and Tim.