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Obituary for Barbara A. Davidson

Barbara A. Davidson Barbara A. Davidson, 86, of La Crosse and formerly of Genoa, passed away peacefully at Hillview Health Care Facility in La Crosse on Monday, September 4, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born to Melvin and Helen (Gray) Parrish on July 23, 1931, in Vernon County, Wis. On April 1, 1949, Barbara married Dean Davidson at St. Matthew’s Parsonage in Stoddard, Wis. She worked many years as a photo processor at Moen Photo in La Crosse and as a welder at Kolgol, Inc., in Waukon, Iowa. Barbara was a member at St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Stoddard. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing on the dart leagues. She is survived by two sons, Gary (Nadine) Davidson of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Richard (Sharon) Davidson of Genoa; two daughters, Linda (Terry) Burkum of Holmen and Colleen (Brian) Lusk of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Emily Davidson, Ashley (Erik) Blanchard, Benjamin Davidson, Laurie (Steve) Miller, Stephanie (Patrick) Peterson, Michael (Tammy) Davidson, Joshua Lusk, and Carlie Lusk; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Joy Hart and Carol (Don) Isbell; sister-in-law, Jarda Parrish; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Dean; sisters, Donna De Florian, Melva Yttri, Lola Davidson; brother, Melvin Parrish, Jr.; sister-in-law, Betty Jambois; brothers-in-law, Paul and John Davidson, Dale Huntington, Leonard De Florian, Forest Hart, and Duane Yttri. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2017, at St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, 303 N. Main St., Stoddard. Rev. Silas Schmitzer will officiate. Burial will follow in the Stoddard Village Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at The family wishes to thank the staff at Hillview Heath Care Facility for the wonderful care and kindness given to Barbara.