Chad Davis
1970 - 2013
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Davis, Chad Everet

Chad Everet Davis, 42, of Sherwood, WI died in a drowning accident on January 19, 2013. Chad was born on April 28, 1970 in Appleton, WI to George "Woody" & Marcia (Berton) Davis. Chad attended Appleton East High School, where he excelled in wrestling for four years, and graduated in 1988. Chad attended UW Fox Valley and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1993 with a degree in Criminal Justice. In that same year, Chad met his future wife, Nancy Engler. They were married on September 26, 1998 in Chilton, WI. For a time, Chad worked as a Correction's Officer for Outagamie County and later joined TEK Systems where he worked for the past 15 years and served most recently as a Senior Account Executive.

The real joy and focus of Chad's life was his wife, Nancy and two children, Ellie (10) and Spencer (8). Chad was a devoted husband, father and family man. His dedication to his children was evident in the countless hours he spent with them, coaching soccer, reading, spending time in Door County at the family lake house, at the ledge house in Quinney, and most recently, at Chad and Nancy's new cottage on Boot Lake, in Lakewood, WI. Chad was determined to take care of his family and worked hard to provide for them. He supported them in all their interests. He was particularly supportive of Nancy's business endeavors and was often by her side helping with school and community projects.

Chad was a loyal and dedicated husband, dad, son, brother, brother-in-law and son-in-law. Chad was always willing to offer a hand to his parents and in-laws when needed, often going above and beyond the call of duty.

Chad was a good friend. Chad was passionate in everything he did, whether he was deer hunting, ATVing, playing paintball, refurbishing his Mustang and Ranchero, or just socializing. He kept in touch with old friends and extended family. Chad was a gun collector, historian and gun enthusiast. He never missed an opportunity to enjoy a good cigar with his brother, Jim.

Chad's encouragement, patience, tenderness, devotion and passion touched everyone he knew. His infectious smile will always be remembered.

Chad is survived by his wife, Nancy of Sherwood; daughter, Ellie and son, Spencer both at home; parents, George "Woody" and Marcia Davis; 3 brothers, Jim (Robyn) Davis of Barstow, California; Mark Davis, of Oshkosh; Sean (Kathy) Davis of Appleton; his father-in-law, William Engler, Jr. of Chilton; a brother-in-law, Bill (Laurie) Engler of Appleton; 4 sisters-in-law, Pat (Tom) Parish of Laramie; WY, Paula (Terrance) Fox of Manitowoc; Susan Engler and her husband Stu Hopfensperger of Plymouth; Sarah (Joel) Weitz of Madison. Chad is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Chad was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Gail Engler and most recently a cousin Arnie Berton.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood. Burial will follow in the High Cliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013. A time of sharing and story telling will be held at 8:00 pm Thursday evening at the funeral home.

There will be no visitation held Friday morning, but friends are invited to visit with the family at the luncheon following burial.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Chad Davis. Donations are appreciated in memory of Chad, or in honor of Ellie & Spencer Davis for the St. John - Sacred Heart School in Sherwood.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Jan. 22, 2013.
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April 2, 2013
Light is the Symbol of Eternity; the Good & Revealing nature of God.

May this Light comfort the family and friends of Chad Davis as well as Light his way on his journey to Heaven. God Bless you Chad.

I am a better person for having known you. Be well.
Michael Cerkas
March 28, 2013
I just learned today of Chad's passing. I am in total shock and would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Chad's family. I got to know Chad in early 2008 when I worked with him as a Resource Professional representing TEK Systems. He provided me excellent resources and he and I developed an excellent professional relationship that I will value for the remainder of my life. Chad was the consummate professional, sharing family stories with me and I with him. He exemplified the perfect father, husband, and friend. I will miss him dearly and want the world to know what a high-character and high-class individual and child of God he was. Please accept this heartfelt testimony to a fine human being whom I will miss very much.
Michael Cerkas
February 3, 2013
The loss of Chad has deeply saddened our family. We will cherish the memories but he will be greatly missed. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Julie Wnek
January 30, 2013
I will always carry fond memories of Chad when we attended the UW Center Fox Valley. We shared lots of laughs and good times together. Farewell, Friend.
Scott Bogen
January 28, 2013
nancy spencer and ellie I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your extended family My thoughts and prayers go out to
TeddyBob Vander bloemen
January 27, 2013
The morning gym crew will always remember Chad for his dedication. We are truly saddened and he will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sincerely, the Experience Fitness morning crew.
Donny Johnson
January 25, 2013
Josh and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you, your children, and your extended families. May your many happy memories of Chad help you through this sad and difficult transition.
Mike Kerner
Michael Kerner
January 25, 2013
My cousin Chad's passing deeply saddens me!! I have many fond memories of Chad & he will be greatly missed!! My thoughts and prayers go out to Woody, Marsha, Nancy, and the kids!
David Brinkley II
January 25, 2013
My deepest sympathies on your loss. I will keep Chad and your entire family in my prayers. He was a friend of my son's and I know he will be missed.
Carol Tumas
January 25, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the Davis family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie Golden
January 25, 2013
I remember Chad from Appleton East. He was always happy and outgoing. Prayers go out to the Davis Family.
Shelly Cavins-Sauer
January 25, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy, the kids, and the entire family. Although you were taken too soon, your light shines on.
Kelly&Dru Brooks
January 25, 2013
To the Davis Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
John and Jeanine Schmitt
January 25, 2013
Woody and Marsha you have my Deepest Symphathy on the lose of Chad. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Arlene Neumann
January 25, 2013
My heart goes out to the Davis family for your tremendous loss.

Chad helped me to get a great start in my new career, and I will always remember his big smile and sense of humor. He will be greatly missed!
Sandy Verbeten
January 24, 2013
Dear Nancy,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad and difficult time.
Kind regards,
Joel, Karen, Ben & Ellie Huffman
January 24, 2013
Dear Davis family, our deepest sympathy on your loss. What a tragedy. Our prayers are with you. Dick, Val, Eddy and Dena Davis
January 24, 2013
My condolences to Nancy, Ellie, Spencer and family. I had the pleasure of working with Chad on several occasions. He was a wonderful man that loved life and his family. My prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Matt Bartley
January 24, 2013
Davis Family,

You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of Chad. Even though we only saw each other infrequently since high school, I will always remember Chad as one of the nicest guys I knew. He was one of my first friends at McKinley Elementary, and I always enjoyed talking and hanging out whenever we had the chance.
Jesse Massonet
January 24, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Chad's passing. He was a one of a kind nice person.
He will be missed.
January 24, 2013
I had the priviledge to know Chad. He was enthusiastic in everything he did and seemed to have more zest for life than any one person should have. I will remember his contagious smile, bone jarring slaps on the back, and his larger than life attitude.
Brad Miller
January 24, 2013
Chad & I fishing together with his dad and my daughter in Florida - Spring Break 2012
Davis Family,

It is hard to put into words how much this hurts. I feel truly blessed for having Chad, and your entire family, in my life. We have lost one of life's finest. A man with many gifts, but most notably a wonderful and caring person that always made those around him feel good through his bright, funny, joking personality. A committed husband, father and friend. So sad for his loss. He will be greatly missed.

We will hold your family close in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan Buchberger & family.
January 23, 2013
My deepest condolences and I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Chad in years but will always remember him for his friendship and sense of humor.

Thoughts and prayers,

Brock Goehler
Brock Goehler
January 23, 2013
My heart and prayers go out to you Nancy and your two beautiful children. Chad was a great friend over many years but I know he truly excelled as a husband and a father. I'm so sorry and greatly saddened by your loss.
Tony Wood
January 23, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are friends of Nancy's father Bill, and our sympathy,thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Walt and Milly Rugland
January 23, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Chad's passing. Although I had the privledge of meeting Chad and his family only once, it was obvious that he was an extemely kind and caring man, a wonderful father, and a true friend to many.
Mike Stanislaus
January 23, 2013
Davis Family...
I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear about Chad. We had some great memories growing up on Berry Dr. and I will always remember them. Chad was a great guy...always upbeat and kind. You all should be proud of him and remember what he brought to others!

Dewey 'Kent' Haviland
January 23, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It has been years since I worked at TEK but I always looked forward to seeing Chad at our sales meetings. He was always a joy to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at during this difficult time.
Todd Goodwin
January 23, 2013
My deepest sympathies. I did not know Chad, but we have a mutual friend in common, Jeff Schmidt. Seeing Jeff as broken up about the loss of his friend speaks volumes about the man that Chad must have been. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Chad's family.
Jayson Elliott
January 23, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Davis Family lived in our Taft Ave. neighborhood my brothers and sister all chummed with them.. Gone to soon but will never be forgotten
Alberts Family
January 23, 2013
Everyone one at K-C had great respect for Chad, he was always upbeat, honest and dedicated to the task at hand.

It was always a pleasure to have Chad stop by. I always enjoyed our lunches talking about Mustangs and a having good cigar on the golf course!!!

He will be truly missed!!!

Sorry I will not be able to attend the services later this week.

Please accept my dearest sympathy, thoughts and prayers for Chad's entire family.
Rick Babler
January 23, 2013

Hello again. Lynn and I have become good friends with Bill and Laurie through school.

I had hoped our paths would cross again under better circumstances, maybe at their house or at the beautiful Ledge house.

We are terribly saddened by the news and are praying for your entire family. While we didn't know Chad, I heard wonderful things from his coworkers and customers.

God Bless you and keep you strong.

Gary (UWEC) and Lynn Lorge
Gary Lorge
January 22, 2013
Chad was the type of person you couldn't help but to smile when you saw him. A great friend and a terrific person. He'll be missed by many.
Shawn Meinke
January 22, 2013
So sorry for your loss.
January 22, 2013
Chad was our Tek Systems contact at K-C. When we would go out for lunch we would spend five minutes talking about work and the rest of the time talking about family and hobbies. He even took me paint balling once. That was just the kind of person he was. Very friendly and outgoing. Even after I left K-C he would still drop me a line from time to time to see how I was doing. His passing truly saddens me. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeff Seif
January 22, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to your family from mine.. May God give you the strength to carry on, with your husband / father / son in your hearts until you meet again. <3
Jessie Schuelke
January 22, 2013
Dear Nancy,

I am so sad for you and your family. What a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Chuck and Kim Cerull (UWEC)
Chuck Cerull
January 22, 2013
I remember Chad, my cousin as though it was yesterday. My mother would bring me every chance she got on the weekends. Ohhh some of the stories I could tell. I often reminisce of the old days when life was simpler and care free and being a child was all we had to do. Now your a child in the loving arms of all our creator. God bless you and your loving family. T.O.
January 22, 2013
Dear Marsha and Woody, We are SO sorry to hear of Chad's death. You and the whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna Rae & Larry Klement
January 22, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Carl Herrick Jr
January 22, 2013
Marsha and Woody so sorry to hear about Chad. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! Remembering the days on Berry Drive and the Cute blonde across the street "CHAD" Keeping you all in our Prayers. Leah and Jeff Lutz (and family)
January 22, 2013
I remember Chad when he would come visit KC. Always a smile on his face and would talk to me even though I had nothing to do with TEK. A very kind man. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Barb (Sam) Nickasch
January 22, 2013
Marcia, I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your son. I can't imagine your pain. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sue Lorenz
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January 22, 2013
My thoughts & prayers go out to Chad's family & friends. Chad always struck me as being so strong & focused in all aspects of life. Surprised and saddened to hear of his passing.
Brad Schulz
January 22, 2013
Chad was a pillar in my life that can't be replaced. I truly am forever blessed by what this man did for me at age 19. Still to this day, I give chances where they are not always due, because of what Chad saw in me. God Bless you sir and thank you always.
Jeff Herrick
January 22, 2013
Take care my friend
Chad, you were always a great friend and I will cherish your memories forever. I don't know what I will do with out the regular conversation we have had for the past 17 years. From the first day we met in Baltimore for training you have touched my life and for that I am very thankful.

I looked forward to Cancun and every national sales meeting because I would get to have a beer with my buddy and talked about our familes and life in general...

Nancy and Family I am very sorry for you loss. Chad was a devoted Friend to me and a devoted Family man to you. May God bless you all.

Jeff Thompson - MN TEKsystems
Jeff Thompson
January 22, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy are with you all, So saddend by the loss of Chad,
Jim and jeanette Klundt
January 22, 2013
Davis family so sorry for your loss. I worked with Woody at Presto. Having lost a son of my own,I feel your pain. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sue Kosiorek
January 22, 2013
I will never forget Chad as a bright spot in our classes at McKinley Elementary School, where I was one of his teachers. His passing saddens me. My sincere sympathy in your loss.
David Schmidt
January 22, 2013
Marica woody Family
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful son,chad.May Jesus be with all of you now and forever,especially during these most difficult times in your lives God BLess you all
Mary &Tim Hewitt
January 22, 2013
Chads visits to our office, here at PAi in De Pere, were always looked forward to with happiness. He filled the room with his kindness and friendship. He will truly be missed by our staff. Prayers to all his family and friends.
De White
January 22, 2013
I remember Chad from the gym. He was a genuinely nice guy in every way, very kind and patient. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Paul Neuhaus
January 22, 2013
Chad will be greatly missed by Bellin Health. Our prayers go out to his family!
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