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Jeremy J. Davis 12/30/2022

Jeremy J. Davis was born in Menomonie, WI on March 25, 1975. He was raised in River Falls, WI and attended River Falls Public Schools. He received a degree in guitar building and repair at Red Wing Technical College. He received a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from McNally-Smith College of Music in 2004.

Jeremy was a loving father, and his children were the joy of his life. He was also a dedicated employee and has worked at Designer Doors as a woodworker, Brickhouse Music as a luthier and teacher, and Piccola Coffee as manager and barista.

Music was an integral part of his life. He shared his musicianship with friends and the community. To him: it was the universal way to communicate. He will be remembered for his kindness, gentleness, his willingness to help and the gift of his time to others. He always encouraged others to show love and gratitude.

He also enjoyed fly fishing, biking, and snowboarding.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to the family or Shell Lake Arts Center (

He is survived by his children Bug (Viv) and Louie Davis, his parents Michael and Lorraine Davis, his brother Matt Davis, his special friend Madison Hernandez, and his former spouse Jody Sather. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Gertrude and Louis Cohen, Paul Davis and Regina Pickus.

A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 2 pm, friends gathered beginning at 1 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 805 E Division Street River Falls, WI. The funeral was livestreamed via the link below the obituary.  Interment was in Glass Valley Cemetery in River Falls, WI.  We invite the community to join us for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, January 8th at Rush River Brewery, 4 PM to 7 PM.  All are welcome.

  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Jeremy’s Funeral Service


  • Deb Timmerman Hulbert Posted December 31, 2022 11:35 am


  • Sandra Johnston Posted December 31, 2022 12:23 pm

    My deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers with your family during such a difficult time.

  • Dianne Ginsberg Posted December 31, 2022 1:57 pm

    I am thinking of you, with love

  • Roger Tweiten Posted December 31, 2022 2:10 pm

    Jeremy was competent kind and caring a first-class human

  • Roger Tweiten Posted December 31, 2022 2:13 pm

    Jeremy was competent kind and caring a “first-class human”.

  • Carole Mottaz Posted December 31, 2022 2:34 pm

    This is so sad. Prayers and best wishes to Lorraine, Mike and their family.

  • Reeva Shulruff Posted December 31, 2022 4:06 pm

    Lorraine and Mike
    Condolences and caring thoughts to all the Family and Friends.
    Reeva Shulruff

  • Linda Randall Posted December 31, 2022 4:53 pm

    My sincere condolences to Jeremy’s family and loved ones. My heart breaks for you. May you receive God’s peace that passes all understanding. Thinking of you and offering prayers filled with love.

  • Kendra Sievers Posted December 31, 2022 7:46 pm

    I’m so sad hear this awful news. Sending my most sincerest condolences on your loss.

  • Thomas R. Smith Posted December 31, 2022 7:59 pm

    Jeremy repaired my guitar at BrickHouse and improved it so much that a visiting pro admired his work making the instrument so easy to play. Jeremy did this good work in his modest way, a thoroughly admirable man who had a sweet presence and did good for many. I’ll miss him.

  • Aaron J Parkes Posted January 1, 2023 11:51 am

    Jeremy was such a gentle soul. A fantastic human being with so much talent, whether he was pulling a hang 5 on a BMX bike or shredding a guitar. Many great memories of Jeremy, and a sad loss for all that knew him.

  • Inna & Yanislav Wolfson Posted January 1, 2023 12:48 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Mike, Lorraine, and the entire family. Jeremy was the sweetest and most decent human being. It is an unimaginable loss.

  • Boris Wolfson Posted January 1, 2023 1:20 pm

    Sending sympathy and love to Lorraine, Michael, Jody, and the entire family. May the many wonderful memories Jeremy has created over the years, and the music he made, be for a blessing.

  • Yanislav Wolfson Posted January 1, 2023 1:44 pm

    We’ve known Jeremy for over 30 years. Jeremy was exuding kindness to everyone around him. Even if you didn’t spend much time around him, you would remember him for his smile. This is an incomprehensible loss. Our heartfelt condolences to Mike, Lorraine and Jeremy’s children, Viv and Louie; Jeremy’s former wife Jody and his friend Madison.

  • Criss Dwayne Posted January 1, 2023 1:44 pm

    Fly with the angels my friend and sing a beautiful song 🎶 ❤️🌹💐

  • Misha Wolfson Posted January 1, 2023 1:59 pm

    Johanna and I are so terribly sorry for your loss! I looked up to and admired Jeremy for his kind demeanor and skill as a musician. How I wish we all had more time with him.

  • Jody Westbrook Posted January 1, 2023 2:08 pm

    Jeremy was so kind and full of love for everyone he met. I’ve never heard him say an unkind word about anyone ever. I’m going to miss his enthusiasm for bicycle’s and his “here we go”. My condolences go out to his entire family. He will be missed dearly.

  • Gayle and Larry Westrum Posted January 1, 2023 3:03 pm

    Hugs, love and deepest sympathies.

  • Alan Cohen Posted January 1, 2023 3:39 pm

    May he rest in peace1👍Hope the memories of him will be a comfort to all of his family and friends.

  • Jennie PyrZ Posted January 1, 2023 3:47 pm

    What a terrible loss. Sending my love and condolences to Jeremy’s loved ones. I will forever remember him fondly..

  • Alan Cohen Posted January 1, 2023 3:48 pm

    My condolences to all his family and friends. His death will leave a void in your hearts😟May the memories of him bring comfort to all of you.❤️

  • Mary Bebie Posted January 1, 2023 4:34 pm

    May Jeremy’s memory be for a blessing. I am so very sorry.

  • Lesley & Ian Williams Posted January 1, 2023 4:56 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jeremy was way too young to be taken from you. Please accept our sympathies.

  • Carol Levin Posted January 1, 2023 5:16 pm

    My heart goes out to you, Lorraine and Mike, for the loss of your son, Jeremy. Sending love and sympathy to you and your family.

  • Kim Solomon Posted January 1, 2023 5:24 pm

    My deepest condolences to Mike and Lorraine and the rest of Jeremy’s family and close ones. Jeremy was a good man and friend to many. He will be missed.

  • Nora Bennett Posted January 1, 2023 5:29 pm

    So very very sorry, big hugs to all

  • Diane Goldman Posted January 1, 2023 6:23 pm

    Dear Lorraine and Mike and family,
    With heartfelt sympathy and love upon the loss of your dear son, Jeremy.
    May his memory be for blessing.

  • Sal Salmonsson Posted January 1, 2023 6:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss……may his memory be for a blessing.

  • Mike and Ann Elling Posted January 1, 2023 7:07 pm

    Our hearts are heavy. Please know our thoughts are with you ! Love and hugs

  • James Norman Posted January 1, 2023 7:35 pm

    Great man and a musical light at RFHS.

  • Ellen smith Posted January 1, 2023 8:30 pm

    Sympathy and love during this very difficult time. Jeremy was a kind, positive and loving man who has left his mark on our hearts.

  • Ellen smith Posted January 1, 2023 8:35 pm

    My sympathy and love during this most difficult time. Jeremy was a kind, loving and positive man who has left his mark on our hearts.

  • Mark Weberg Posted January 1, 2023 9:37 pm

    Hello Michael, Lorraine & Matt, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your son and brother, Jeremy. I remember Jeremy being a good friend of my sister, Stephanie, way back in middle school. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

  • Faye Perkins Posted January 1, 2023 9:46 pm

    Mike, Lorraine, Matt, Viv, Louie, Jody, and Madison,
    There are no words that can compensate for the loss of Jeremy. Just know that the thoughts and prayers of all those who love you and who loved Jeremy are with you. Fondly remembering Jeremy,
    Faye & Joe

  • Karin Rost Posted January 1, 2023 10:43 pm

    So very sorry. My heart goes out to you.

  • Linda Singel Posted January 2, 2023 8:25 am

    I’m so very sorry.

  • Dave Woeste Posted January 2, 2023 10:37 am

    Our condolences to all of his family and many friends. He touched many lives. Rest in Peace!

  • Elaine Baumann Posted January 2, 2023 10:39 am

    My condolences to Lorraine, Mike, Matt, Viv, Louie, Madison and Jodie. Jeremy was a sweet, kind and very talented person.

  • David Woeste Posted January 2, 2023 10:56 am

    Our condolences to the family and his many friends. He touched many lives in his quiet way. Peace!

  • Linda Clark Posted January 2, 2023 11:33 am

    To Lorraine and Mike, Matt, Viv, Louie, Madison and Jodie- I wish you comfort in your time of loss and grief. Though I didn’t have the honor and the pleasure to know him, he was clearly a light in everyone’s life from family to friends to all who knew him. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

  • Elizabeth Williams Posted January 2, 2023 11:43 am

    My deepest sympathy to you, Lorraine, and to your dear family. May the fruits of Jeremy’s life bring you comfort without end.

  • Jo-Ann Posted January 2, 2023 12:04 pm

    My deepest condolences goes out to you and family. May his memory be for a blessing. He touched many lives.

  • Stacy (Kuhn) Zignego Posted January 2, 2023 12:15 pm

    Michael, Lorraine, Matt, Viv, Louie, Jody, and Madison ~ I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Jeremy. He had been a close friend of my brother Jes for as long as I can remember. He will be dearly missed.

  • Swede and Kathy Svoboda Posted January 2, 2023 12:43 pm

    Mike, Lorraine and family: So, so sorry for your loss of Jeremy. We are keeping him and all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you all in the palms of His hands. Sending you love and peace.

  • Gwen Marvin Posted January 2, 2023 4:44 pm

    Mike, Lorraine, Matt, and family, I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. An unimaginable loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Kit Luedtke Posted January 2, 2023 7:27 pm

    May you find enteral peace and happiness in your heart and life. If your family needs anything at all please do not hesitate to reach out

  • Barbara Mayhall Hunter Posted January 2, 2023 7:46 pm

    Our love and condolences to Jeremy’s family and friends, especially Lorraine, Mike, Matt and Jeremy’s children. He is a true artistic hero of River Falls, WI. May his memory be a blessing . . .

  • Quincy Conrad and family Posted January 2, 2023 8:22 pm

    We are so saddened by this news. Jeremy has always been so kind and helpful to my family at Brickhouse for the last 10 years. He will be greatly missed. Our sincerest condolences to your family.

  • Aethan Hart Posted January 2, 2023 8:41 pm

    Peace to those he loved and loved him.

  • Ed Kahalnick Posted January 3, 2023 12:09 am

    My condolences to Lorraine, Mike, Viv, Louie, Madison, Jody, and all of Jeremy’s loved ones on the tragic loss of a wonderful person.

    May you be blessed with fond memories of the time you had with Jeremy.

  • Fran Wintroub Posted January 3, 2023 5:03 am

    My heart goes out to the entire family and those who knew and cherished Jeremy.. I hope memories and love of family and friends sustain you through this difficult time.

  • Sheri Magnuson Posted January 3, 2023 5:41 am

    Lorraine, Mike, Jody, Viv and Will. I am heartbroken. I am so deeply sad for your loss and pain. Sending you lots of love and compassion.

  • Diane Maier Evenson Posted January 3, 2023 9:53 am

    All my love and heartfelt condolences to
    The entire family. Many hugs….♥️♥️♥️

  • Pete Rivard Posted January 3, 2023 11:01 am

    Jeremy was born four years after I graduated high school. His passing is so wrong, so unfair. So we are left with his guidance on how to beautifully live a life. My banjo has Jeremy’s touch from the tailpiece to the peghead, and all points between. Now I’ll remember him every time I pick it up

  • Hope Melton Posted January 3, 2023 1:54 pm

    My sincere condolences to Elaine, Mike, and the family. Jeremy’s death is a great loss to his family, his community, and worlds he had yet to discover. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Shane Robinson Posted January 3, 2023 2:24 pm

    Jeremy was like the brother I never had. Everything from skateboarding, biking, music and hockey! He was such a kind gentle soul. I will always love you as a brother.

    My condolences to Viv, Louie, Lorraine, Mike and Matt.

  • Ciaran Benson Posted January 3, 2023 4:30 pm

    Jeremy was one of my favorite people, and an incredible friend. When my car was totalled he helped me take care of the car and get home without me even needing to ask. His humor and smile always brightened my day. He taught me so much, and was such an important part of my life. I will remember him always, with joy, happiness, and love.

  • Marilyn (Mira) Frank Posted January 3, 2023 4:42 pm

    Love and condolences to Lorraine, Mike and Jeremy’s family, friends, and all those touched by his gentle presence. My his memory always be an opportunity to be showered with blessings.

  • Allen & Dianne Barnes Posted January 3, 2023 6:09 pm

    Our sincere condolences. We hold Jeremy’s family in our prayers.

  • Emily Lyon-Hansen Posted January 3, 2023 6:34 pm

    Overwhelming sadness. Such a loss. My words are shallow. My feelings are deep.

  • Jody and John O’Grady Posted January 3, 2023 6:55 pm

    Lorraine and David. No words are strong enough to express your grief and the sadness that has pierced your heart. I can only hope that you find solace in your memories of such a beautiful soul.

  • Rochelle Kahalnick Posted January 3, 2023 9:13 pm

    My deepest, heartfelt, Condolences go out to all of you for your loss. May the memories of Jeremy embrace you with love, and smiles. Thinking of Jeremy, and thinking of you all.
    With Love,
    Rochelle 💕✡️💕

  • diane kaplan Posted January 3, 2023 10:14 pm

    so sorry to hear of the passing of your son. may his memory always be for a blessing.

  • Gretchen Toman Posted January 4, 2023 8:32 am

    My heart goes out to you, Lorraine, and your family. The loss of a child, no matter the age is the hardest grief to endure. May the memories of Jeremy sustain you all.

  • Mike Fine Posted January 4, 2023 11:45 am

    I was veery saddened to hear the news of Jeremy’s passing. Too soon and too young. I always enjoyed our conversations and jokes when I called on Brickhouse Music. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Sandra Okon Lanciano Posted January 4, 2023 11:46 am

    Dear family,we are far but near to you in our thoughts.
    We have no words to consolate,the way it happened was unpredictable.
    You are all the time in our thoughts.
    love you

  • Jason Schrank Posted January 4, 2023 1:12 pm

    Mike, Lorraine, Matt, Viv, Lou, Jody, Madison: my heart breaks for you. Sending you love and wishing you peace.

  • Jon Beck Posted January 4, 2023 1:20 pm

    Jeremy, I will always remember you with a smile on your face, your kindness, and for loving life. To your family, you are all in my thoughts and will be going forward.

  • Christa Robinson Posted January 4, 2023 1:24 pm

    We are heartbroken to hear this news. He was such a kind man. We have know him since we were little ourselves and are sending our love to all his friends and family during this difficult time.

  • Ed & Judith Kahal Posted January 4, 2023 2:35 pm

    May Jeremy’s memory be a blessing.

  • Juliette Beck Posted January 4, 2023 2:45 pm

    Jeremy was a wonderful friend, and I am so very thankful to have known him. He was kind, talented, funny, thoughtful, and loving. My heart is with Jeremy’s family, and I am sending you my love. You are all in my thoughts.

  • Chris Rodriguez Posted January 4, 2023 3:10 pm

    Jeremy was a light in the darkness. A good soul, who will be missed, but never forgotten.

  • RoyAnn Fall Posted January 4, 2023 5:40 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy to all of you . Your loss is shared by our entire family.

  • Cindy Zignego Posted January 4, 2023 6:31 pm

    Lorraine and Mike, I am so sorry to learn about Jeremy. May God bring you all much comfort.

  • Bob & Lois Renner Posted January 4, 2023 9:26 pm

    God sees your tears, your hurt & pain. He knows your grief, your broken hearts. May His Spirit rest upon you as a warm blanket, gathering you to His bosom loving you and comforting you always.

  • Carol Robinson Posted January 5, 2023 9:32 am

    Jeremy was a very special person. A good man, son, brother, father and friend to many. Our family has known Jeremy since he was a baby. He was part of our family too as we shared religious Holidays and other occasions together. We will miss him terribly. Our love and prayers are with all his loved ones forever. We are deeply saddened for your loss.

  • Sharon Larson Posted January 5, 2023 2:41 pm

    Mike, Lorraine and family. I am so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. Prayers are with you.

  • Monica Mize Posted January 5, 2023 4:17 pm

    Dear Mike and Lorraine I never met Jeremy but I heard you speak of him often and his two children. I never can find the right words to say at a time like this so I will just say you and Lorraine and Jeremy’s family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you both, Monica and Cherrie

  • Jan Hunter Posted January 6, 2023 1:48 am

    Farewell old friend. I sure will miss you.

  • Lee Hill Posted January 6, 2023 11:48 am

    I have no words! Sending love & hugs to Lorraine & Mike and all. This is just too sad!

  • Lee Hill Posted January 6, 2023 11:59 am

    Sending love & hugs to Lorraine & Mike and all! So sad,

  • Jennifer L Friedman Posted January 6, 2023 1:14 pm

    Hannah and I are thinking of you all with heavy hearts. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Colin Cosgrove Posted January 7, 2023 1:31 pm

    I first started bringing in instruments in need of repair to Jeremy at 15 years old. We used to joke about the running list of repairs he had done since then… 5 different instruments in total and probably 10 different adjustments! He was always a comforting presence too. He’ll be missed!

  • /arnie and Nancy Potek Posted January 7, 2023 2:14 pm

    Mike and Lorriane
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jeremy. He was such a kind, caring warmhearted person who was always was generous to others. He was a person that any parent would be proud to raise. He was a blessing to both you both and everyone fortunate enough to know him.While his passing is a heavy burden, keeping his memory alive is the best tribute we can give him. Let us all remember the beauty of his life and smile as we recall past special enjoyable moments with Jeremy

  • Susan Nechville Posted January 7, 2023 6:46 pm

    My heart is breaking for all of Jeremy’s family. Please know you are in my prayers.

  • Deborah Rose Fristad Posted January 9, 2023 1:11 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear of Jeremy’s passing. He was a warm-hearted, kind person who will be greatly missed in the community.

  • Dan Fall Posted January 10, 2023 11:11 am

    May Jeremy’s memory be eternal and may his spirit soar in the heavens.

  • Carolyn Camp Posted January 12, 2023 9:00 pm

    I just heard of Jeremys passing,I am so sorry! I remember him as a little boy following after the older boys, Chris and Matt. Please accept my heart felt sympathy.

  • Anji Soule Posted March 13, 2023 1:15 pm

    😢Unexpected losses are so hard. Surprises aren’t always good. Awesome, how much you loved him, and how much he loved you too. and as much as you all miss him, I know he misses you.

    Davis family.: as you mourn his loss in a powerful way, Tears will be your companion more often than you would like but it’s love that’s flowing out – grief with nowhere to go. When I think of awesome families as a teenager, I do think of your family. Jeremy was so artistic and thoughtful. Matt rounded up fire crackers n the matches – when the fire truck show up and there’s nobody else to blame. 🤷‍♀️Jeremy was a legend of his own and may y’all rejoice, even harder when you’re reunited someday.💖 kids-may you find comfort in knowing he spent the best years of his life with you.

  • Sue MacKenzie Posted August 6, 2023 7:33 pm

    Jeremy repaired a wide variety of my instruments and made excellent repairs and improvements. He also helped make sure that my instruments were performance-ready, which reduced stress for me while also giving a boost to my comfidence. In this way he helped me pursue my dreams, at the same time never judging me or making me feel that I didn’t fit in. I can’t explain the depth of my gratitude for these kindnesses.
    Likewise his mother always did so much to boost my group of friends. We weren’t the popular kids and Mrs. Davis helped us regain a sense of humor, and grow in confidence. So in me, the work his mother started, was finished by the son. These are truly great people, who have found their success by lifting others up. I’m grateful, and I’m so very sorry for this unimaginable loss and grief.
    Jeremy will be remembered.

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