|Lenard A. "Mick" Davison|
|April 06, 1923 - August 03, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday August 05, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday August 06, 2010 at Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church, 3600 15th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Friday August 06, 2010 at National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Lenard A. “Mick” Davison, 87, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.|
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church, Rock Island. Burial is at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be conducted by Moline American Legion Post 246. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. by Trio Lodge 57 A.F. & A.M. Memorials may be made to Just Kids Child Care, Milan or to Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church, Rock Island.
Lenard was born on April 6, 1923 in Middle Grove, Ill., a son of Aaron and Opal Morse Davison. He graduated from Maquon, Ill. High School. Mick married Eva Martin on March 1, 1947 in Rock Island. Eva was his high school sweetheart for 63 years.
He was a WW II U.S. Army veteran, serving in an infantry medical company for three years. Following his honorable discharge from the service, he moved to Rock Island and worked as an inspector at the Rock Island Arsenal. Mick went to school in Chicago to learn bodywork. He returned home from Chicago and worked for the Buick garage in Rock Island for five years. Mick was then a partner for 29 years at Dave and Andy’s Body Shop, Rock Island. He later worked in the maintenance department at Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric, retiring in 1991.
Mick was a member of Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church, Rock Island, was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Trio Lodge 57 A.F. & A.M., Rock Island. He was also a member of the Rock Island Conservation Club, Rock Island Body Association, Rock Island Exchange Club, Rock Island VFW Post 1303 and Moline American Legion Post 246.
The love for his family and church always came first. He was blessed to share 63 years with his wife, Eva. They enjoyed traveling, going to ball games and spending time with family and friends. Mick also enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a loyal Cub’s fan.
Survivors include his wife, Eva; children, Vera and Scott Hinrichsen, Rock Island; grandchildren, Christian, Jeffrey and Kerri Hinrichsen; great grandson, Blake Hinrichsen; brother, John Davison; sisters-in-law, Laura Martin and Margaret Cecil; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Leon Davison.
I would like to express my condolescences to his wonderful wife. I just found out today that "Bean" (our nickname for him at work) had passed and he will be sorely missed. He was the hardest worker we had on our team at Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Company. He was always willing to jump in on any job we had to do, even with his "advanced" years back then. He always shared a joke and treated everyone with respect and kindness. He was like the grandfather I never had. I am deeply saddened by this news. Bean was a gift to us all.
-- David Sebben