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Clem Davis

March 19, 1933 — September 18, 2021

Clem (Lefty) Davis, 88 from Rochester, MN passed away peacefully on Saturday September 18, 2021 at Saint Marys Hospital. Clem (Lefty) Davis was born March 19, 1933, to parents Adabelle and Ruben Baker, Adabelle and Ruben later divorced, and she married Earl Davis, at that time Lefty took on the Davis name. Lefty assisted on the farm as a child and on May 1, 1953 he met Joanne DeVries. Shortly after on May 14, 1953 - April 26, 1955 he joined the Army, he served in Okinawa during the Korean war era. Lefty came home on leave to marry the love of his life, Joanne, on September 17, 1953. On September 17, 2021 they celebrated their 68th Wedding anniversary. They made their home in a small apartment in Rochester, MN for a short time until they bought their home of 60 years and raised their beloved children. After the Army Lefty was an electrician and TV repair man owning his own business "Davis Services". He was well known for his many talents/hobbies, plumbing, deck building, car repair, his love of old cars, antenna installation, drawing, leather work, gardening fishing and etc. Lefty was an all-around handy man who loved helping others there was nothing he couldn't fix with his hands and he never threw anything away he always found a use for it. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren (holding babies) creating memories. Lefty is survived by his wife, Joanne (DeVries) Davis, his children; Jim Davis (Lynn) of Arizona, Ed Davis (Ann) of Rochester, MN and his daughter Diane Davis of Rochester, MN. 7 grandchildren (AKA: his "little buddies"); Jason Davis, Kristina Davis, Andrew Davis (Quinn), Aaron Kropp (Laura), Charisse Nord (Derek), Daniel Kropp (Kayla) and Jacob Lesmeister. 10 great grandchildren ("little Buddies"); Hailey, Donavan, Parker, Gavin, Emily, Linnea, Kira, Cora, Kaden and Aaliyah. He was preceded in death by his mother Adabelle, Father Ruben and his only sister Claudine Dimler. Memorial for Lefty will be held at a later date, he donated his body to Mayo Clinic for further research. The family asks for memorials in lieu of flowers. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Davis family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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