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January 15, 1930 – Monday, October 10, 2016

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30 PM

Visitation Information
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Thursday, October 20, 2016
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Robert Watson Davies, Jr, 86 passed away October 10th at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.

A beloved father, husband, and grandfather, Robert was born January 15, 1930 to Robert Sr., and Daisy (Iverson) Davies in Minneapolis, MN.

After proudly serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict, he married Barbara Nillson in 1956 and had three children, Bruce, Susan, and Marybeth. They raised their family in Bloomington, MN. Robert and Barbara founded an office supply business, Davies Office Supply, in Bloomington and later took ownership of his family’s business, Miller Davis Co., in Minneapolis. He was a member of the Maritime Artist Society and was renowned for his oil paintings of tall ships and waterscapes. In addition to painting, he enjoyed sailing on tall ships and took several trips throughout the Caribbean islands. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran church and sang in many church choirs through the years.

Preceded in death by his parents, sister Marilyn, wife Barbara, and son Bruce. Survived by his daughters: Susan Davies-Polzine (Tom Polzine), Marybeth Hatteberg (Gary) and grandchildren Tommy , Margaret, and Christian Polzine and Grant, Katie, and Nate Hatteberg.

Memorial services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo on Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 pm. 1 hour visitation prior to service.

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