Charles Frederick Davies

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Charles Frederick Davies, 84, of McGregor, Iowa died Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

He was born on Aug. 26, 1930 to William W. and Elsie (McMillin) Davies in McGregor, Iowa. He attended country school near Marquette and Monona High School. Charles enlisted in the United States Army on April 10, 1951, he was stationed in Japan as a Messenger Carrier during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on March 6, 1953. 

Charles was united in marriage with June Schultz on May 2, 1953. Two children were born to this union. Charles was a farmer and worked for Milwaukee Railroad until 1986. He was a member of the Prairie du Chien American Legion and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards. Charles owned four planes; steam engines and gas engines.

Charles is survived by his son, Ben (Brenda) Davies of McGregor; three grandchildren, Ashley (Paul) Herman of Wells, Minn., Bobbi Davies of McGregor and Samantha Davies of McGregor; a great-granddaughter, Avery June Herman and a sister, Darlene Cahoon of McGregor.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife, June in 2006; his son Scott; and two sisters, Donna Carlson and Joyce Tesar.

Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor, Iowa with a one hour visitation before services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, at First Congregational Church, McGregor, Iowa with Rev. William Gentry as the Officiant.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, Iowa with Military Rites.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

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