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    Ernest J. "Ernie" Davidson
    July 28, 1964 - May 2, 2017

    Ernest J.

    Ernest J. "Ernie" Davidson
    Jul 28, 1964 - May 2, 2017

    Ernest J.
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    Ernest J. "Ernie" Davidson, 52, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

    A celebration of Ernest's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Faith Community Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. A private burial will be held at a later date.

    Ernest Jeffery Davidson was born on July 28, 1964 in the Quad Cities to Ernest Roger and Becky Jill (Hawotte) Davidson. He was a graduate of Andrew Community High School and attended St. Ambrose University. He married Linda Rorah Mendel on January 15, 1999 in Andrew, Iowa.

    Ernie had worked for his family at the Sand Prairie Quail Farm in Maquoketa for many years. He had also worked at Iowa Concrete Products in Maquoketa for several years, and from 2014 to 2017 for Devenish Nutrition in Maquoketa.

    Ernie had attended Faith Community Church in Maquoketa. He enjoyed shooting guns, playing chess, fishing, cooking, and mushroom hunting.

    Those left to honor Ernest's memory include his wife, Linda Davidson of Maquoketa, IA; children, Tanner Davidson of Ames, IA, Carrie Mendel of Lost Nation, IA, Hannah and Alexis; 1 grandchild, Paeton Miller; his father and step-mother, Ernest and Diane Davidson of Moline, IL; his mother and step-father, Becky and Dale Davidson of Maquoketa, IA; sisters, Julie (Rod) Blake of Grand Mound, IA, Rebecca Davidson of Bettendorf, IA, Jennifer Davidson (Dan) Devens, and Lana Justice of NM; brothers, Eric (Sara) Davidson of Davenport, IA, Joel (Erica Barker) Davidson of Maquoketa, IA, and Scott Davidson; and a special joy, Millie Jean. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, a son Joshua Mendel, and a nephew Mitch McConnell.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be directed to the family online by donating at: https://fundthefuneral.com/ernest-j-ernie-davidson-2


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    Janice Russell on May 8, 2017

    CandleIm so sorry for your loss I send you all my love and prayers Linda you have another angel to watch over you and David welcomed him with a beer! Love you Janice(Widel) Russell

    Steven Ganzer on May 5, 2017

    Ernie and I went to school together. He was so fun to be around! he got me into acting for some school play's. we hung out at the pheasant farm some times,which was cool!!! I will always remember him as a sweet and kind man. Rest in peace!

    Patti Dague on May 5, 2017

    thoughts and prayers to you and family

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    Tina Burda on May 5, 2017

    I'm so sorry to hear this Linda. Prayers to you and your family.

    Barb Frandsen on May 5, 2017

    CandleTo Linda and the rest of the families involved, So said and he will be missed by many! Condolences to all! My heart is with you during this time of sorrow.

    Carol Kunde on May 5, 2017

    CandleMy thoughts are with you all

    Carson on May 5, 2017


    Jessi Howell on May 4, 2017

    CandleLinda I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Cousin Deb on May 4, 2017

    I am truly sorry to hear this sad news! May our Lord comfort you at this difficult time. Am planning on coming up to Aunties on Saturday morning so will be at the memorial service. Perhaps I can get her to come along. Please know that you are in my prayers!

    Sue Smith on May 4, 2017

    CandleLinda and family, I am sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my prayers.

    Angie Howell on May 4, 2017

    CandleSorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends

    Dr. Paul and Val Horst on May 4, 2017

    Joel, Linda and Family..
    Sincere sympathies on the passing of Ernie. Our thoughts and prayers to you all in the days ahead.

    Lori (Krabbenhoft) Houston on May 4, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ernie...the Andrew class of 1982 sends our deepest sympathies. Ernie was a kind soul and added much joy to our years at Andrew. May he rest in peace.

    Bob and Ruth Sheets on May 4, 2017

    Many good memories of this yg man- camping along the river years ago. Not a mean bone in his body- full of life and adding to our lives. Lord take care of him. Bob and Ruth Sheets

    Tammy & Dave Loranger on May 3, 2017

    CandleWe are devastated to hear this sad news, I hadn't seen Ernie in a very long time but I have beautiful memories of us as kids, playing in Riverside park & cemetery. our hearts & prayers are with Becky, Julie & the entire family at this difficult time.

    Jill Davis on May 3, 2017

    CandleLinda and Family, so sorry to hear this. Know how you are feeling right now.


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    Carson Celebration of Life Center
    318 West Pleasant Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    Faith Community Church
    511 West Summit Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    10:30 AM

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