Harlan LeRoy Davis, 76, Manchester

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 13, 2005

Funeral services for Harlan L. Davis, age 76, of Manchester will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 14, 2005, at the West Freeborn Lutheran Church. Rev. Dennis Frank will officiate. Interment will be in the West Freeborn Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Freeborn County Veteran’s Organizations.

Visitation is from 4 to 7

p.m. Sunday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church. To sign the guest book, goto www.bayviewfuneral.com

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Harlan died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.

He was born July 1, 1928, to William and Lida (Pfahning) Davis in Albert Lea. He attended schools in Albert Lea and Freeborn.

Harlan was employed at Rilco before serving in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952.

After his discharge, Harlan returned to Rilco and then worked at the Midway Body Shop.

On Feb. 21, 1953, he married Doris Hanson in Hartland.

From 1968 until his retirement, Harlan owned the D & B Body Shop in Manchester.

He was a member of the West Freeborn Lutheran Church, where he had been the custodian for

12 years.

Harlan loved to drive around the country and look at wild life.

Survivors include his wife, Doris; children: Sue and her husband, Roger Bakken and children Lance Johannsen and Kristopher Johannsen; Vickie and her husband, Orlen &uot;Corky&uot; Modene and children, Shannon, Chasity, Jamie, and her son, Aiden, and Brandi; Lonna Solmonson and children, Blair and Bryce; Brian and wife, Joanie Davis and children, Hillary Stencil, Nathan Stencil, and Mariah Davis; and Kevin and his wife, Jody Davis and son, Cameron; sisters: Evelyn Guerneu, Elinor Lee, Sharon and her husband, Jim Olson, and Audrey and her husband, Don Johannsen; brother, Richard Davis; sisters and brother-in-law, Don and his wife, Connie Neubauer and Phyllis Paulson; and nieces and nephews.

Harlan was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Harriet Johnson; and brothers, Wayne and Harold Davis.