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February 4, 1929 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Robert (Bob) Eugene Davis age 95, passed away peacefully at home on February 18th 2024.

 Bob was born in Hammond IN. and raised in Calumet City IL.

 The son of Foreman and Rose (Klassen) Davis. He married Betty (McConn) Davis in 1950 in DeKalb Il. They were married over 61 years and had 4 daughters and a son. Bob graduated from Thornton Fractional High School in Calumet City Il. After the military he attended Northern Illinois State Teachers college graduating in 1952. 

 He worked 35 years for the Turner Brass Works in Sycamore Il. in sales and marketing. Cooper Industries purchased Turner in 1984 and assigned Turner to the Cooper Tolls Division.  He continued to work for Cooper/Turner until his corporate retirement in 1992. After his retirement he continued on a part time basis consulting for Cooper. He was also involved with International Imperatives (Raleigh, NC) for a short time. Bob was an Army Veteran (WWII) serving in the army of occupation-Japan.

 He was a member of the American Legion. Served on the board of directors for Barb City Manor and was an avid NIU and Dekalb High School sports fan. Bob also volunteered for DeKalb County Hospice, Barb City Manor & Voluntary Action.  

 He is survived by three daughters and a son. Darlene Bahler (Steve), Fairbury, IL. Cindy Enlund, Milwaukee, WI., Kate Anderson, Hanover Park, IL., Son Robert T. Davis (Doreen), Glastonbury, CT., 10 Grandchildren Dawn Stevens (Matt), Bloomington, IL., Michelle Davis (Tom), Bloomington, IL., Erin Lisak (John) Antioch, IL., Carly Darling (Jason) West Allis, WI., Keri Davis (fiancé Matt Ebert) Tampa FL., Mckenzie Mendoza (Danny) Capitola, CA., Robert M. Davis, Boston, MA., Brooks Anderson (Christy) Bolingbrook, IL., Andre' Anderson (Elizabeth) Aurora, IL., Derek Enlund (Maggie), Brookfield, WI., Has 15 great grandchildren, Chrystian Lisak, Abigal Lisak, Paige Davis, Hailey Davis, Lauryn Stevens, Drew Stevens, Keegan Darling, Quinn Darling, Beau Anderson, Gunnar Anderson, Braelyn Enlund, Silas Enlund, Callum Enlund, Luca Enlund & Walker Enlund; his brothers  Don Davis ( Clareene) Albuquerque, NM &  John (Jack) Davis, Fairbanks, AK.

 He was preceded in death by his lovely wife Betty Jean Davis, daughter Betty Ann Davis, his parents Foreman & Rose Davis, Alec & Edna McConn, Rod & Dorothy McConn, Myron & Margaret Einsel.

 A visitation will be held on Friday February 23rd, 2024 at Anderson Funeral Home 2011 S. 4th St. DeKalb, IL 60 115 from  11:30am - 1:30pm followed with a service at 1:30pm. After the service an interment service with Military Honors will be held at Fairview Cemetery, 1600 S. 1st St. DeKalb, IL 60115. 

 In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Northern Illinois Hospice or the American Cancer Society  in memory of Robert E. Davis.

 For information, visit or call 815-756-1022.

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February 23, 2024

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Anderson Funeral Home
2011 South Fourth Street P.O. Box 605
Dekalb, IL 60115

Funeral Service
February 23, 2024

1:30 PM
Anderson Funeral Home
2011 South Fourth Street P.O. Box 605
Dekalb, IL 60115


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