Ivan “Ike” Davidson, 82, passed away December 4, 2014. Services will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Ike was born on August 21, 1932 to Lola (Steele) and Frank Davidson in Riverside, IA. He grew up primarily in Davenport and then Des Moines. He attended Davenport and Roosevelt High Schools and then the Milwaukee School of Engineering before joining the Air Force in 1952 and served during the Korean War. After the service he worked as a sales engineer in the electric motor industry until 1963 when he started I.L. Davidson Co., and later Davidson Sales Co. of Daytona Beach, FL. Ike and his wife, Joan enjoyed an extensive amount of travel, and were active in industry associations, and attending various functions.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Joan; his daughters, Gayle and Mary Davidson; step-daughters, Shelley Scott and Tracy Lukavsky; brother, Jack (Judy) Davidson; and sister, Suzie (Jerry) Stanton. Ike was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Michael Davidson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Condolences may be expressed online at

Service Details

No Visitation is Planned
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
11:30 am
St. Theresa Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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