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Obituary: Roger Fenton Davis

 

April 26, 2019

Roger Fenton Davis, 87, of Cloquet, Minn. passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Barnes Care in Esko with his loving family by his side.

He was born Aug. 9, 1931 in Sisseton, S.D. to Frank and Marion Davis. In 1938 the family moved to Superior, Wis. Roger graduated from Superior Central High School in 1949. After high school he went to work for Great Northern Railway until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952. He served in Korea until 1954. Roger married Shirley Negrete in March of 1953 while on leave from the Army. After his discharge, he worked as a meat cutter for National Tea in Superior. They moved to Cloquet in 1962 and Roger went to work at Red Owl and later at Super One. He retired in 1994 after 40 years as a meat cutter.

Roger was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy; sister, Marcile Carlson; and brother-in-law, Toivo Carlson.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley; children Ronald (Donna), Thomas (Kathi), Jon, and Sandy Conklin; brother, Wayne (Verna); grandchildren Christopher, Ryan, Emily, Sara, Lexi, Madison, and Mitch; and great-grandchildren Luca, Ella, Anna and Charlotte.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Barnes Care and St. Croix Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

Services were held Monday, April 22 at Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, visit http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.

 
 

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