Dennis C. Davis, Sr., 74, of Marinette, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Luther Home. He was born July 3, 1939 in Marinette to D. George Davis and Bernice (Therriault) Davis.
He spent most of his life in Marinette and was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1958. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1958, serving until 1962. Returning to Marinette, Dennis married the former Betty M. Wittkopf of Oconto on February 23, 1963. He had been employed by The Ansul Company for 39 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Marinette and was an avid Packer and Brewer fan. He and Betty enjoyed camping and meeting friends at the casino. He also loved watching his grandsons participate in sporting events.
Dennis is survived by three children and his grandchildren: Denise (Jeff) Sunstrom and their children, Melissa Sunstrom and Monica Sunstrom (fiancé, Mason Klatt); Dennis (Brenda) Davis, Jr. and their son, Blaise Davis; and Becky Davis and her son, Jonte Webb, all of Marinette; two sisters: Theckla "Tec" (Roger) Reible and Mary Woods; and two brothers-in-law: Al Marquardt and Marvin (Miriam) Wittkopf. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, on October 11, 2009; by three brothers: Terry, Donald and Timothy; and by a sister, Valeria "Fuzzy" Marquardt.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 29th, in Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The Rev. James Wendt will officiate.
Interment will be in Glenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
A memorial fund has been established for his grandchildren's education.