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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Im 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
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!
thoughts and prayers to you and family
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I'm so sorry to hear this Linda. Prayers to you and your family.
To 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.
My thoughts are with you all
Linda I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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!
Linda and family, I am sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my prayers.
Sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends
Joel, Linda and Family..
Sincere sympathies on the passing of Ernie. Our thoughts and prayers to you all in the days ahead.
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.
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
We 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.
Linda and Family, so sorry to hear this. Know how you are feeling right now.
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