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November 24, 2017
Emmetsburg News

Jeffrey John Davis passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral service for Jeff Davis will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment is in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Jeffrey John Davis, son of John and Judy (Klemp) Davis was born Oct. 2, 1975 in Osh Kosh, WI. The Davis family moved to Emmetsburg when Jeff was just a toddler. He was a 1994 graduate of Emmetsburg High School, and he attended SW Technical College in Granite Falls, MN.

Following his education, Jeff worked at Skyjack, Mfg. in Emmetsburg. Once it closed, he went to work for Simonson Iron Works in Spencer, and Jeff was currently employed at Kofab in Algona where he worked as a CNC machinist. He had a tremendous work ethic. He was honest, hardworking and he enjoyed what he did and those he worked with.

After a lengthy courtship (15 Years!), Jeff married the love of his life, Tina Carrigan, on May 10, 2008, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg, and the couple made their home in Emmetsburg.

Being an energetic guy, Jeff had many passions. Woodworking was more than just a hobby. He created many timeless pieces that family and friends will treasure for years to come.

Beyond that, his mark has been left in the cabinetry, the trim, and the home that he extensively remodeled for his family. There was always a project to do, and when you find the time to custom create your own iceboat, you get to reap what you sew. Jeff loved the lake, and unlike most, he preferred it covered with ice so he could go sailing.

As a child, he enjoyed collecting baseball cards, and continued that hobby in later years. A transplant from Wisconsin, he enjoyed traveling back to his home state to see family, and he was an avid Green Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewer fan. Jeff loved playing football and baseball with his son, Braxton, and he treasured the time he spent with his family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Tina and son, Braxton of Emmetsburg; father, John Davis of Emmetsburg; brother, Jay Davis (Heather) and their sons, Jack and Carter of Everly, IA; mother and father-in-law, Jim and Helen Carrigan of Emmetsburg; brothers and sisters-in-law: Julie Carrigan of Des Moines, Pam Meyer (Mark) of Mallard, Scott Carrigan of Emmetsburg, Kenneth Carrigan (Pam) of Riverton, UT, Don Lemley (Cari) of Tea, SD, Kim Carrigan of Emmetsburg, Rhonda Grusecki (Rich) of Glendale, Arizona, Gary Carrigan of Emmetsburg, Jamie Swift (Andy) of Dell Rapids, SD, and Jim Carrigan, Jr. of Emmetsburg; aunts and uncles: Barbara Bloedow (Bob), David Klemp (Mary Al) and Sue Hoehne-Bate (David Bate) all of Wisconsin.

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Judy; aunt and uncle, Al Klemp (Colleen); uncle, Duane Davis; and his grandparents: William and Viola (Zarter) Davis and Anton & Mae (Brightman) Klemp.

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