Delbert K. Davie, age 78, of McHenry, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, peacefully at his daughter’s Wonder Lake home.
He was born September 1, 1933, in Eureka, Utah, to Delbert and Ruth (Kay) Davie. He was married 57 years to the late Dolores (nee Kurowski).
He owned and operated the Shell station at the intersection of Routes 62 and 25 in Carpentersville, where he provided a full-service mechanical shop. After leaving the Shell gas station, he was a valued associate for Poole Ford, in Arlington Heights as a transmission tech. After leaving Poole Ford, he ventured to be a resident of Green Bay, WI. While he was in Green Bay, he was employed at Amoco transmission shop. In 1983, Delbert and Dolores moved back to the McHenry area, where he worked for Wickstrom Ford until his retirement.
An avid fisherman, Delbert enjoyed spending much of his time at his cottage in Door County catching salmon and perch. Other interests during his lifetime included auto racing and his feline friend, Samantha.
Delbert is survived by two children, Audrey (Ronald) Koehn of Oregon, Wis., and Janet (Daniel) Duffy of Wonder Lake. He was the doting grandfather of Callie Duffy; fond brother of Rosie Deems, Carolyn Van Brunt, Joann McAnany and Michael Davie; and fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores, in 2010 and his parents.
Friends may visit with his family from 10 a.m. until noon Monday, July 30, 2012, at Justen Funeral Home and Crematory, 3700 W. Charles Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday July 30, at the funeral home with the Rev. Roger Schneider officiating.
Inurnment will be private.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com. Friends may send his family an online condolence at www.justenfh.com