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Charles F. Davison

d. December 22, 2021

Charles Foster Davison was born the only child to parents who were (unconventionally for the times) both over 40 years old. Miraculously he survived childhood polio relatively unscathed. He was a smart cookie, so much so that he skipped two grades at St John Lutheran School. While quite the precocious child, he managed to outwit his parents and use the money meant for the dentist to go to the movies.
He went to U of I for a year, but decided it wasn’t for him. A self-taught mechanical engineer, he proudly held several patents from which he received the generous sum of $1 each. Chuck and Sondra also had owned and operated two UPS Stores.
In his early 20s he drove the streets of Lake Geneva in his hot rod (missing half the floorboards) where he met the love of his life, Sondra Kjenstad Davison. They had two pains in the neck daughters, Julie (husband William) Davison Fitzpatrick and Kathy (husband Douglas) Davison Pitelka, who continued to challenge them from a young age through the teen years. While he seemed stern and authoritarian, underneath he was a teddy bear. His girls had him wrapped around their little fingers and never received any real punishments.
Chuck loved the outdoors and instilled this love in his daughters. He was a keen fisherman, gun enthusiast, and camper. In fact, his girls learned their first of many swear words listening to him try to back up and park their StarCraft pop-up camper.
He really loved football, especially the Bears and more recently The Packers. While living in Crivitz, WI he could equally support both teams and enjoy a few cold ones at Dockside Bar.
A world traveler, some of the places he visited included Japan, Costa Rica, and much of Europe. He loved speaking Spanish and tried it wherever he went with mixed reviews…most notably Germany and Nepal. He visited most of the 50 states, but his favorites were Wisconsin and Colorado.
He had a voracious appetite for reading and it was difficult to keep enough books on hand for him. Chuck had quirky eating habits and enjoyed escargot as much as Ramen noodles or Spam.
While he might have been frugal with trivial things, he was extremely generous with money and his time with family and friends. His grandkids Jacob and Prapti (Bhandary) Fitzpatrick, Christopher Pitelka, Dana (Fitzpatrick)and Robert Fiandra, Jonathan Pitelka, Taylor (Pitelka) and Zack Burse, and Rachel Fitzpatrick were all taught gun safety and respect and always felt loved by him.
Quite the comedian, Chuck would always be quick with…Did I tell you the one about…a blond or un-politically correct joke and deliver the punchline with perfect timing, met with groans and giggles.
His nickname was Charlie Brown and only his mother could call him Chuckie. He was a one in a million, kind, funny, super intelligent husband, father, grandfather, and friend. They broke the mold with him, and he will be dearly missed. Heaven has gained a gun-slinging superstar who went out with a bang-bang.

A private family celebration of Charles’ life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Charles would be appreciated to the American Red Cross, World Central Kitchen or Crisis Connections.

Cards may be sent to:
The Davison Family
4425 DuBois Boulevard
Brookfield, IL 60513

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