Martin “Marty” M. Davis, 54, of Caledonia, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, October 20 at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Marty was born in Racine, November 19, 1957, son of Norman and Bernice (Nee: Grellinger) Davis.
Marty was a graduate of J.I. Case High School “Class of 1975”. On February 25, 1984 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Tina M. Rigden. He and his wife owned and operated Davis Equipment Services. Racing was his passion and Marty was a member and past champion of BMARA (Badger Midget Auto Racing Association), and UMARA (United Midget Auto Racing Association). He also belonged to the USAC Racing Association and Dairyland Racing Association. Marty was a competitive runner for the past three years. More than anything Marty cherished time with his family, especially his grandson, Parker. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his loving wife, Tina; his mother, Bernice Davis; his children, Jessica Davis (John Haworth), Lil Marty (Kristin) Davis; his grandson, Parker; brothers and sisters, John (Lee) Davis, Helen (John) Therkelsen, Jacqueline Boudreau, Michele (Jeff) Porter; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Barbara Rigden; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ralph (Ann) Rigden, Ronald (Sonya) Rigden, Amy Rigden; his fury creatures, Lola, LeeLee, Boston, and Miss Piggy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Davis and sister-in-law, Beverly Herndon.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St., with Rev. Terry McGugan officiating. Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. Memorials to the family for a scholarship fund to be established for his grandson, Parker’s education have been suggested.
Editor's note: This obituary was originally published by Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.