Chandler I. Davis

Chandler I. Davis, age 69 of Cokato, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at the Cokato Manor.

Chandler was born in Monticello on April 4, 1930, the son of Freeman and Beatrice Kelly Davis. He was a 1948 graduate of Monticello High School.

On November 11, 1950, Chandler Davis was joined in holy marriage to Patricia Ann Douglas at the United Methodist Church in Montrose. God blessed their marriage with three children: Marcia, C. Loring, and Paul.

In the spring of 1957, Chandler and Pat purchased a farm south of Cokato in Stockholm Township. Eventually, the farm was named Chanlore Farms and would include a partnership with sons C. Loring and Paul.

Chan was a former 4-H leader with the Lightning Workers 4-H Club. He and Pat often encouraged their children to participate in 4-H activities. The entire Davis family enjoyed working on 4-H projects and especially enjoyed working with their herd of registered and grade Holstein cattle. It was a holiday when the entire family went to a dairy show or a fair. The entire family still enjoys going together for a day of cattle showing and renewing acquaintances.

Chan's beloved wife Pat battled numerous illnesses for more than 25 years, and preceded her husband in death on Sept. 20, 1998.

Chan was a faithful member of the Walker United Methodist Church in Howard Lake and, through the years, held several church offices.

He was a former member of the Wright County Fair Board and belonged to the Wright-Hennepin Holstein Association.

Chan was also very proud of the fact that he had many times supported the American Red Cross in donating a total of more than three gallons of blood.

Chan is survived by his children: Marcia (Anthony "Tony") Woeste of Long Prairie; C. Loring (Carol) Davis and Paul (Veda) Davis, all of Cokato; grandchildren: Tim Woeste, Amy Woeste, Scott Woeste, Brad Davis, Kevin Davis, Darin Davis, Austin Davis, Katherine Davis, Ashlyn Davis, and A. J. Masset.

He is further survived by a brother, Gerald "Jerry" (Arlene) Davis of Litchfield; his father-in-law, Donald Douglas of Cokato; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ralph (Mary) Douglas of Delano and Shirley (Roger) Setterberg of Willmar; many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife Pat, Chan was preceded in death by a brother, Freeman Davis Jr. in 1965; his father, Freeman Davis in 1970; his mother, Beatrice Davis in 1992; and by his mother-in-law, Katherine Douglas in 1998.

Funeral services were Monday, May 24, 10:30 a.m., at the Walker United Methodist Church in Howard Lake with the Revs. Marvin E. Repinski and Larry Hager officiating.

Mae Beth Wannarka was the organist; Conrad Kvamme was the soloist and he was accompanied by Helen Nyquist. "Hymn of Praise" was sung as a congregational hymn.

Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, on Sunday, May 23 from 5 to 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 8 p.m.

Paul Hillmeyer, Mike Hoernemann, Richard Epple, Gary Davis, Jim Nelson, and Larry Davis served as casket bearers. Chan's grandchildren served as his honorary casket bearers.

Interment was at the Kreidler Cemetery in rural Montrose.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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