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Douglas Davis

May 8, 2022


Douglas “Doug” Davis, 63, of St. Catherine passed away on Sunday morning, May 8th, 2022, at home surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. Private family burial and committal prayers will be at St. Catherine Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

Doug was born in Dubuque, the son of Charles and Doris (Conrad) Davis. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1977. He married Julie (Kuehn) on May 30th, 1980, at St Joseph Church, Key West, IA.

Doug worked at FDL Foods/Farmland for 18 years then owned and operated Doug Davis Drywall Finishing until his retirement.

He was a member of the Dubuque Bird Dog Club, Dubuque Walleye Club, Epworth Gun Club, and Izaak Walton League.

Doug could always be found surrounded by friends in his shop including a weekly night just for his buds at Dougio’s, his home bar. Doug was a champion when it came to arguing and was never wrong. He loved trap shooting, deer hunting, and fishing, especially alongside his wife and grandkids. He was also very proud of his German Shorthair Pointers and loved to take them pheasant hunting. He enjoyed attending car shows with his 1970 Torino and stopping by small town bars on weekend drives.

Doug is survived by his wife Julie Davis, and three daughters, Anna (Chris) Spautz, of Dubuque, IA, Jenny (Matt) Oliver of Dubuque, IA, and Liz (Alex) Neumann of Madison, AL. Five grandchildren, Dacoda Spautz, Chloe Spautz, Dawson Spautz, Logan Oliver and Carson Oliver. Six sisters-in-law, Joan (Dan) Rannals of Dubuque, IA, Connie (Dennis) Biechler of Ames, IA, Jayne Reuter of Dubuque, IA, Patricia Thoma (Jim) Beining of Dubuque, IA, Lisa Hutton of Dubuque, IA, and Dawn (Mark) Moore of Springville, IA. Two brothers-in-law, Paul (Sondra) Kuehn of Chicago, IL and Doug Kuehn of Dubuque, IA. One Goddaughter Rachel Dykeman of Bainbridge Island, WA, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Ronald and Doris “Cookie” Kuehn, and brothers-in-law Ronnie Kuehn and Joseph Thoma.

In lieu of flowers, a Doug Davis memorial fund has been established.

Special thanks to Doug’s close friends for being there for him and our family during our time of need.

To send flowers to Douglas' family, please visit our floral store.


May 12, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

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