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Lee Davison 11/11/2021

Lee A. Davison, age 88, of River Falls went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Hudson Hospital. He was born the son of Walter and Esther Davison on May 16, 1933 in New Richmond, WI. Lee graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1951 and then served his country in the U.S. Navy. He married the love of his life, Verda, and together they spent 63 wonderful years together. Lee worked for Whirlpool for over 30 years, retiring to the River Falls area. He enjoyed the outdoors, playing golf, fishing, hiking, gardening and reading. But, most of all he enjoyed his family. He is remembered as a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and loyal friend to many. Time spent with his grandsons and granddaughters-in-law was priceless. He rarely missed an event of any of his nine grandsons as they grew up and his steady presence in their lives has been instrumental in shaping each of them into the magnificent young men they are today. Lee saw the beauty of nature and cared for the land, just as he saw the beauty in those around him and cared for them. He was a very intelligent and wise man with a knack for solving problems and making sound decisions. Anyone in need was fortunate to know Lee, as he would drop what he was doing at any time to render assistance to those who needed it. Lee touched the lives of all those lucky enough to know him and he will be tremendously missed. Lee is survived by his wife, Verda; children, Kim (Duane) Richardson, Brad (Debra) Davison, Dawn (Duane) Duncanson, Robyn (David) Tank, Kelli (Kevin) Redington; grandsons, Nick (Megan) Richardson, Aaron (Megan) Mullowney, Ben Richardson, Zachary Davison, Connor Davison, Sawyer Duncanson, Keegan Duncanson, Andrew Tank, Joshua Tank; sister, Sharon Davison; sisters-in-law, Betty Davison and Mona Johnson; many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers and 3 sisters.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 11:00 am at Ezekiel Lutheran Church (202 S 2nd St.) in River Falls with a visitation one hour prior to the service.  Military honors will be performed by the American Legion Post #121 of River Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.  A celebration of life tentatively planned in the near future. Arrangements are with Bakken Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch Lee’s recorded memorial service


  • Bud and Jo (Ayres Posted November 13, 2021 2:23 pm

    We were so sorry and surprised to hear of Lee’s passing Lee and Verda were a great couple and and amongst other things were very active working with the quilting group at Ezekiel. Lee will certainly be missed by family, friends and acquaintances. May you rest in peace Lee, you did your best.. We will now continue to offer prayers for Verda, as she goes through the loss of her companion /husband.

  • Dick Wagenknecht Posted November 14, 2021 11:40 am

    Verda. I am so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. May God grant you His Peace during this time of sorrow.

    • Kelli Redington Posted November 15, 2021 10:35 am

      Thank you so much Dick. I will be sure to tell Mom your condolences.

  • Dick & Esther Nelson Posted November 15, 2021 1:52 pm

    So sorry about Lee, we so enjoyed him and you Verda at “Class of 52 Reunion Breakfast” at Dennys each month, in Hudson!! Dick and Lee same age and enjoyed each other. Hugs, Love and Sympathy to you Verda and all your Family!! Dick and Esther

  • Robyn Beckman Posted November 15, 2021 8:29 pm

    My heart is heavy for the passing of my uncle, Lee. He was a very kind, caring, compassionate and helpful man. My heart goes out to Verda, Brad, Kim, Dawn, Robyn, Kelli and the rest of our extended family. I will miss Lee’s beautiful spirit!

  • John and Brandi Frazier Posted November 16, 2021 1:25 pm

    We are so sorry to hear your father passed. He will be missed, but remembered by many fond memories. He touched so many lives, his teachings will live on through those he loved. Prayers for all.

  • Debbi & Bill Biedler Posted November 16, 2021 3:36 pm

    We were so sorry and sad to hear of uncle Lee’s passing. Sending prayers and hugs to you all. He will be missed.

  • Mary Golden Posted November 22, 2021 4:01 pm

    I am so sorry and sad to hear of Lee’s passing. You both shared many plants from your beautiful gardens with me, he will live on forever in my memory each time I look at them. Sending prayers to you Verda, Brad and Deb and the rest of your family.

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