Lucile M. Davis

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Lucile M. Davis, age 82, of New Hampton, IA, died on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Lucile May Hartmann was born on May 22, 1929 at the home of her parents in Richland Township, Chickasaw County, IA, the daughter and second child of Jacob P.W. and Florence (Erickson) Hartmann. She graduated from New Hampton High School on May 22, 1947. Luci was united in marriage to Eugene F. Davis at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Hampton on June 2, 1947. She was a sales clerk at the Hauth Corner Drug in her early working years and then became a bookkeeper at the New Hampton Tribune for several years. Luci then joined the advertising staff at the Tribune for 12 years before her retirement in October 1979. In September 1979, Luci and Eugene organized and established the annual Davis Motorcycle Rally which was held in New Hampton and continues to this day. In 1992, she was selected as the Woman of the Year by the New Hampton Business and Professional Women, which honors business and professional women who have distinguished themselves in their careers and communities. Luci was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph Center in New Hampton, where she was a very active volunteer in her church and community, including the Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels and Hospice. She was a very active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, belonging to Fae Stine Unit #38 Auxiliary for over 60 years. She served as Department President of American Legion Auxiliary of Iowa from 1990-1991. Luci also held numerous chairmanships and offices at the post, district, state and national levels. She was a member of the Iowa Girls State Staff for many years. Luci is survived by her children Jannette Hendricks of New Hampton and Gordon F. (Elaine) Davis, Sr. of Sumner, IA; her brother, Albert (Helen) Hartmann of New Hampton; sister, Ellen (Arlie) Stange of Lawler, IA; son-in-law, Michael Kobliska of New Hampton; her grandchildren, Gordon (Melanie) Davis, Jr., Daniel Davis, Neil (Kristyn) Davis, Luke (Ashlie) Davis, Michelle (Jason) Adams, Kyle Kobliska and Sara Kobliska and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene on June 25, 2000; her daughter, LaVonne Kobliska on December 20, 1991; her sister, Geraldine Gordon on November 15, 2004 and son-in-law, John Hendricks on March 5, 2002. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton, IA. The active casket bearers will be Daniel Fueling, Jack Anderson, Lester Shatek, Bob Jurgensen, Jack Gorman, Don Harris, Steve Riley, and Roger Nosbisch. Honorary casket bearers will include Bill & Thelma Rusk, Jim & Marlene Valentine, Audrienne Swedlund, Ed & Lillian McGivern, David & Ann Rehbein, Kay MacVey, Sandy Deacon, Alma Meyer, Mary Rausch, Sandra Heckstein, and Jeanne Carson. Memorials may be directed to the family. with a 4:30pm Rosary at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at St. Joseph gathering space one hour prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday. at holy Family Parish - St. Joseph Center in New Hampton with Msgr. Carl Schmitt celebrating the funeral mass. Pall placers will be Jannette Hendricks, Gordon F. Davis, Sr., Michael Kobliska, Michelle Adams, Kyle Kobliska, and Sara Kobliska. Gift Bearers will be Gordon F. Davis, Jr., Daniel J. Davis, Neil Davis, and Luke Davis.

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  1. Davis Family,

    Please accept my sympathy on the loss of Luci. She was a remarkable woman of faith. Very frequently while in the nursing home, my mother received a card and nice note from her and it truly lifted her spirits. What an example since she really did not know my mom. I also knew her to be a very loving grandmother having had her grandchildren at St. Joe’s while I was principal there. May she rest in peace and enjoy the eternal reward she so deserves. God be with you in your grief.

    Alice Conlon

  2. Jan and Gordon–I’m so sorry to hear that your mom has gone to heaven. She struggled for such a long time. I have so many fond memories of the years we worked together at the Tribune. She was a special person.

  3. Lucy Davis Family I am so sorry about y ur loss. She was a very special person. She really touch many hearts. She will be miss by many.

  4. Lucy Davis Family I am so sorry about y ur loss. She was a very special person. She really touch many hearts. She will be miss by many.

  5. I feel so sorry for the Davis family…Lucy was a great person and a friend to many, many people. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her

  6. Jan and Family:
    So sorry to her of your Mom’s passing. Now she can finally be without pain. God rest her soul. She was a terriffic lady and a super neighbor. She wll be missed by many. My heart goes out to you in your sorrow.
    God Bless…

  7. Luci was a great motivator and mentor to me. I really appreciated her kind words. I extend my condolences to the Luci Davis family. Yoiu are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. My condolences to the Davis family. I’m happy I was able to have a short visit and take some pictures with Luci and Gordon at the Rally. She’ll be missed.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers to Luci’s family. She was a
    wonderful lady and will be remembered by many. May
    you find peace in the loving memories you have of Luci.
    My children delivered the paper to Gene and Luci for
    many years.

  10. So sorry the loss of your mother, she was a nice lady, and will be missed by many people who seen her yearly at the Rally. Our Deepest sympathy and Prayers are with you all. Sincerly, Don & Kim Douthit

  11. So sorry to hear about Luci’s passing. I will miss her very much, she was always a very classy lady. My thougths and prayers are with you. Tammie Gitch

  12. So sorry to hear of Luci’s passing. She was such a gracious and classy lady. She always had a smile for us. She will be truly missed by many. Our prayers and sympathy to the entire Davis family. Jim and Ann

  13. To Luci’s family,You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Luci was a great lady!
    Have good memories of her. Remember them as they will help. Take care.

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with Luci’s family. She was a wonderful inspiration to all of us in the American Legion Auxiliary. She always had time for some kind words and hugs.

  15. Our sincere sympathy to all of Lucy’s family. We loved her and will miss her. We had many many good memories with Lucy. She is God’s handa. Rest in peace Lucy.

  16. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Had so many good times with Gene & Luci, will never forget them. She was much loved.

  17. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Luci was an amazing woman and a huge asset to the American Legion Auxiliary. She took many of us girls at Junior Auxiliary Camp under her wing. She had the warmest smile and kindest heart.

  18. To the family of Lucie Davis we wish to extend condolences for you loss. we will miss her too. I an not able to say how i feel about her passing. ken

  19. Davis Family:
    May you find comfort in each other and your memories of Luci. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  20. I met Lucy through the American Legion Auxiliary. What a wonderful person! Always there to help us new-bes and such dedication to everything she did. I also enjoyed her granddaughter who was a Junior member and, if I remember right, Department Jr. President. She would follow in her grandmother’s footsteps with the same beautiful spirit and dedication on all they do.
    The world has lost another truly beautiful person and mentor.
    The family and friends ALL have my deepest sympathy.

    Pat Stetzel, Past Dept. Vice President under Lillian McGivern.

  21. Gordie and the family!! I want to express my sympathy to you and all the family. Your mom was a very special friend of mine. Wish I could have been there and at the rally. Take care and God Bless!!

  22. I am saddened to hear of Luci’s passing. Not only were we neighbors for so long, but when we both resided in New Hampton, and we both worked at the New Hampton Tribune for John Fleming and had Claude Babcock on the side, we shared many times together. One summer, she and Gene went to Arizona on a vacation. While she was absent from work, I took care of her duties as well as mine. When she came back, she had brought me this beautiful aurora borealis pin. I have always loved it and still today, wear it on special clothing and think of my dear friend Luci. God rest her soul. Patti

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