ROLAND E. "BIGFOOT" DAVIS

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ROLAND E. "BIGFOOT" DAVIS, 91, of Auburn, Ind., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at his home. Born Jan. 1, 1928, in Newville, Ind., he was a son of the late Stanley and Claudia (Poper) Davis. Roland was a 1945 St. Joe High School graduate. He worked at Charleston Metal in Waterloo for 42 years, retiring in 1993. He was a longtime member of the Auburn Elks Lodge 1978. He served the Lodge as Exalted Ruler in 1978. He was a former Waterloo Lions Club member and former Waterloo Volunteer Fireman. He was a lifelong golfer belonging both to Greenhurst Country Club and Deer Track Golf Course. He was a diehard Cubs fan, waiting patiently for many years and being rewarded with their 2016 World Series win. Roland loved his family and took great pride in all their accomplishments. He married Beverly Mae Bickel on June 20, 1948 in Waterloo; she passed away on July 1, 2015. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in- law, Debra and John Crouch of Auburn and Jill and Rex Treesh of Auburn; four grandchildren, Cara Cahill of Auburn, Chelsea (Tyson Seiss) Koehl of Fort Wayne, Taylor (Megan) Treesh of Indianapolis, and Grant (Kendra Hantz) Treesh of Auburn; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Lola Mae Rucker of Butler. He was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Loren Davis, Keith Davis and Richard Davis. A Celebration of Life is from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 311 East 9th St., Auburn (IN 46706). In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given in Roland's name to the Roland E. "Bigfoot" Davis Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by Feller & Clark Funeral Home of Auburn. Condolences can be left at www.fellerandclark.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 12, 2019
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