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Calvin Ray Davis, 66

Calvin Ray Davis, 66, of Bemidji, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji of complications from lung cancer and surgery.

Calvin Ray Davis, 66, of Bemidji, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji of complications from lung cancer and surgery.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Northern Township, Beltrami County.

Pallbearers will be LeRoy Stenstrom, Paul Weise, Dale Klomps, Ron Hayes, Ralph Schneider and Dwight Knute.

He was born June 23, 1941, to Glen and Francis (Watson) Davis in Bemidji. He grew up and attended school in Bemidji. He quit school while he was in the 10th grade to work with his father for Joe McKinnon Construction, clearing road right of ways. He owned and operated Bemidji Cab in the late 1960s.

In 1969, he became a highway mail contractor, a position he held for 42 years.

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On July 17, 1993, he married Billie House in Bemidji. His last 23 years as a highway mail contractor were in Red Lake. In 2000, they bought Hami's and renamed it Dreamcatcher Bar & Grill, which they owned and operated until 2004 when they sold it. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially going to flea markets. He enjoyed hunting with his sons, fishing with the whole family and stock car racing.

He is survived by his wife of Bemidji; children, Ben Davis of Bemidji, Kristen (Tyler Bye) Davis of West Fargo, N.D., Cody Davis of Bemidji, Jerry (Cheryl) Davis of Bemidji, Kathy (Henrik) Jorgensen of Denmark; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Ken Davis of East Grand Forks, Minn.; one sister-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara; brothers, George and Don; and mother-in-law.

Online guest book is at www.olsonschwartzfuneralhome.com .

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