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Chad and I at Lambeau for NFL opener 2011 “I met Chad as we were thrown together to live with each other for two weeks as we were both hired on with Aerotek (Now TEK Systems). Didn't know...Read More »
1 of 53 | Posted by: Chris Laiche - New Orleans, LA

“Our deepest condolences go out to your entire family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 53 | Posted by: Shamus and Brenda Busha and family

“I will miss you. You were a great friend, I wish I had more time with you. Thank you for being my friend. I am sorry I couldn't make it to your...Read More »
3 of 53 | Posted by: Ralph De Decker - Oshkosh , WI

“My prayers are with the Davis family , im so sorry that that his gone ,but i know his in a better place. God will get the Davis Family through the...Read More »
4 of 53 | Posted by: SEAN BELLIN - APPLETON, WI

“I remember Chad as our small classmate forever. He was always so nice, sweet and easy to talk to. My brother Travis Notz whom Chad had been friend...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Shawna Lee K. (Notz) Scharenbroch - WI

“Dear Marcia and Woody, I enjoyed all your family stories over the years, many of them about Chad and his family. This is a situation that no one...Read More »
6 of 53 | Posted by: Jeanne Foley - Neenah, WI

“Nancy, our prayers are with you and your family in this time of need. ”
7 of 53 | Posted by: Ken Thiel - Chilton, WI

“Dear Nancy and Family ; You have my Deepest Sympathy and my thoughts and prayers are so with you on this difficult day. Try to find the peace with...Read More »
8 of 53 | Posted by: Bonnie Schneider - Chilton, WI

In Aruba for Todd's Wedding “My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy, the kids, and entire family. Although we only knew Chad for a short time, we spent enough time to know how...Read More »
9 of 53 | Posted by: Dru & Kelly Brooks - Vernon, NJ

“My deepest sympathies to Nancy and your children, May God watch over you and guide you to find strength in this painful time. Anyone who knew Chad...Read More »
10 of 53 | Posted by: Lisa Richter - Appleton, WI

“Nancy, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. ”
11 of 53 | Posted by: Sean & Johanna (Fox) Tackett - WI

“My deepest condolences go out to the Davis family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in...Read More »
12 of 53 | Posted by: Jeni Strullmyer - Neenah, WI

“Chad, you were a dear friend way back in Junior High and I have tons of wonderful memories of walking home from school with you and hanging out in...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: Kristin Whitcomb - Appleton, WI

“Our deepest condolences to our neighbor and friend from berry drive from the Billinghams and the Halls. ”
14 of 53 | Posted by: Laura hall - St. Joseph, MI

“Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
15 of 53 | Posted by: Russ Corcoran - Beaver Dam, WI

“Chad your smile and the conversations will be missed at the gym in the mornings. ”
16 of 53 | Posted by: CHARLES SCHMIDT - NEENAH, WI

“I knew Chad from Gold's gym when we were both working out there. He was a great guy and even though we hadn't seen each other in a while, we would...Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Marty Crownhart - Appleton, WI

“RIP Chad. My prayers go out to the entire family. I have such fond memories of Chad over the years. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace, my friend. ”
18 of 53 | Posted by: Dave Schlee - Brookfield, WI

“Chad was always full of passion and enegy...and could always light up a room with his humor and laugh. His optimism and can-do attitude took him...Read More »
19 of 53 | Posted by: Steve and Amy Murray - Appleton, WI

“Chad you have been a lifelong friend. From Kindergarten to today, and all points in-between. I'm so glad that our families were part of each others...Read More »
20 of 53 | Posted by: Jeff Hill - Plymouth, WI - Friend

“Nancy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the grief you have :( take care, Jeff ”
21 of 53 | Posted by: Jeff Propson - appleton, WI

“I worked at TekSystems with Chad for many years. The thing I remember most is how personable he was to everyone. It wasn’t very often that I was...Read More »
22 of 53 | Posted by: Kirk Neese - WI

“Dear Nancy & family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you. All our love & God Bless you. dino & ellie ---Chilton Upholstery ”
23 of 53 | Posted by: Ellie & Dino Papendieck - Chilton, WI

“Our thoughts and many prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God give you strength. ”
24 of 53 | Posted by: Rick and Lori Geary - Waupaca, WI

“RIP Chad. ”
25 of 53 | Posted by: John & Alicia Cook

“I had the pleasure of meeting Chad just one time. He left quite a nice memory. He came to my father's showing at the funeral home,after I had just...Read More »
26 of 53 | Posted by: Peggy Vandenhoogen - Schofield, WI

“From all the Stadtmueller family..... How sad to have this happen to such a wonderful.... family........... Our prayers go out to all of you.... God...Read More »
27 of 53 | Posted by: Pat Stadtmueller - Chilton, WI

“From all the Stadtmueller family..... How sad to have this happen to such a wonderful.... family........... Our prayers go out to all of you.... God...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: Pat Stadtmueller - Chilton, WI

“Nancy, We were shocked and saddened to hear the terrible news of Chad's accident. Greg and I have kept you, Ellie and Spencer in our thoughts...Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: Greg and Tammy Oppermann - WI

“Dearest Chad - We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday. And days before that too. We think...Read More »
30 of 53 | Posted by: from a friend who lost touch -- but never lost memories - WI

“Hearing about Chad"s death leaves us shocked and numb. I extend my heart and prayers of comfort to each one of you. I mailed a letter to address on...Read More »
31 of 53 | Posted by: Kaye (Cookie) Saddler and James Saddler - IL

“OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH WHOLE ENGLER and DAVIS FAMILY! ”
32 of 53 | Posted by: Jeanne & Kerry Klotz - CHILTON, WI

“Chad served as a mentor and trainer for me (and others) when I started at TEK by helping in the training classes in Baltimore. He became a friend...Read More »
33 of 53 | Posted by: Thomas (Thoma`) Gaddis - TN

“marsha and woody, we were shocked to hear about chad. you have our deepest sympathy and you are in our prayers. I know there is nothing one can say...Read More »
34 of 53 | Posted by: geri and bob steichen - cecil, WI

“Nancy, Spencer and Ellie we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap you in his loving arms and fill you with strength and...Read More »
35 of 53 | Posted by: Molly Mueller - Sherwood, WI

“My heart goes out to you Nancy, your children and families. May God guide you through theses hard days. May happy memories carry you through this...Read More »
36 of 53 | Posted by: Karen Boesch Hernke - Hilbert, WI

“You have my prayers and condolences during this difficult time. I worked with Chad on the HSHS Epic go live as a credentialed trainer. He was always...Read More »
37 of 53 | Posted by: Matt Mott

“I wish to offer my sincere condolences to the Davis family. I will always remember the good times we all had playing paintball with Chad. ”
38 of 53 | Posted by: Michael Schilpp - Dale, WI

“Most people seem to love life, but for Chad it seemed life loved him. It was a pleasure to know him. Smile for Chad....he always did for us. ”
39 of 53 | Posted by: NATHAN OBERG - APPLETON, WI

“Nancy, Ellie and Spencer We are deeply saddened by your loss. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your Husband, Father, and...Read More »
40 of 53 | Posted by: Russell L. Rautmann - Chilton, WI

“I was saddened to see that Chad passed away. I knew Chad because I worked at TEK systems as contractor. He was outstanding person and a great guy. ...Read More »
41 of 53 | Posted by: Brian Smits - Appleton, WI

“To the Davis Family, My heart goes out to you and the children. . My prayers go out to you and your family through this difficult time. God...Read More »
42 of 53 | Posted by: Julie Schramm - Greenville, WI

“May God comfort the Davis family at this time of loss. Chad will certainly be missed. Heather Bartel ”
43 of 53 | Posted by: Heather Bartel - Appleton, WI

“Chad, I will miss your wit, infectious laugh and friendship. God speed my brother! ”
44 of 53 | Posted by: Jeffrey Gentz - Neenah, WI

“To Nancy, your children and the Davis Family: We were saddened when we heard the news of your loss. May it comfort you at his difficult time, to...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: Tricia and Jim Ronk - Chiton, WI

“My heart goes out to your family, your amazing wife Nancy, your sweet daughter Ellie and your little man Spencer. Even though you will be watching...Read More »
46 of 53 | Posted by: Brenda Marquardt

“To the Davis Family, My heart was so saddened upon hearing the news. My thought's and prayer's are with you at this very difficult time. One...Read More »
47 of 53 | Posted by: Victoria Goodrich - Neenah, WI

“To Nancy, Ellie and Spencer - My deepest sympathy to all of you. I may not have known Chad but I felt I did through you all. Nancy you are a strong...Read More »
48 of 53 | Posted by: PENNY FREIER - HILBERT, WI

“Chad, you will be missed in our community. Our thoughts and prays go out to you and your family. In the short time we have come to know your family...Read More »
49 of 53 | Posted by: The Oliver's - Kaukauna, WI

“Our deepest sympathy . You are in our hearts and many thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
50 of 53 | Posted by: Jesse and Jessica Burg - WI

“My heart is filled with sadness right now. I know you were a blessing to so many people - especially your wife and children. You were such a good...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: Corrine Gauthier - Lawrenceville, GA

“What I most loved about Chad, is he wore his emotions on his sleeve. You never had to wonder where he stood on things. His personality was large...Read More »
52 of 53 | Posted by: Troy Christnacht - Greenville, WI

Dear Friend Nancy -- my heart breaks for you, Ellie and Spencer... I pray you find strength - (hug) “Chad - You will always be remembered and loved. So sad to know you are gone. I pray you have found your way to eternal rest. - Love, Mona ”
53 of 53 | Posted by: Mona Wheeler - Hortonville, WI


Chad Everett Davis, 42, of Sherwood, WI died in a drowning accident on January 19, 2013. Chad was born on April 28, 1970 in Appleton, WI to George "Woody" & Marsha (Berton) Davis. Chad attended Appleton East High School, where he excelled in wrestling for four years, and graduated in 1988. Chad attended UW Fox Valley and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1993 with a degree in Criminal Justice. In that same year, Chad met his future wife, Nancy Engler. They were married on September 26, 1998 in Chilton, WI. For a time, Chad worked as a Correction's Officer for Outagamie County and later joined TEK Systems where he worked for the past 15 years and served most recently as a Senior Account Executive.
The real joy and focus of Chad's life was his wife, Nancy and two children, Ellie (10) and Spencer (8). Chad was a devoted husband, father and family man. His dedication to his children was evident in the countless hours he spent with them, coaching soccer, reading, spending time in Door County at the family lake house, at the ledge house in Quinney, and most recently, at Chad and Nancy's new cottage on Boot Lake, in Lakewood, WI. Chad was determined to take care of his family and worked hard to provide for them. He supported them in all their interests. He was particularly supportive of Nancy's business endeavors and was often by her side helping with school and community projects.
Chad was a loyal and dedicated husband, dad, son, brother, brother-in-law and son-in-law. Chad was always willing to offer a hand to his parents and in-laws when needed, often going above and beyond the call of duty.
Chad was a good friend. Chad was passionate in everything he did, whether he was deer hunting, ATVing, playing paintball, refurbishing his Mustang and Ranchero, or just socializing. He kept in touch with old friends and extended family. Chad was a gun collector, historian and gun enthusiast. He never missed an opportunity to enjoy a good cigar with his brother, Jim.
Chad's encouragement, patience, tenderness, devotion and passion touched everyone he knew. His infectious smile will always be remembered.
Chad is survived by his wife, Nancy of Sherwood; daughter, Ellie and son, Spencer both at home; parents, George "Woody" and Marsha Davis; 3 brothers, Jim (Robyn) Davis of Barstow, California; Mark (Ann) Davis, of Oshkosh; Shawn (Kathy) Davis of Appleton; his father-in-law, William Engler, Jr. of Chilton; a brother-in-law, Bill (Laurie) Engler of Appleton; 4 sisters-in-law, Pat (Tom) Parish of Laramie; WY, Paula (Terence) Fox of Manitowoc; Susan Engler and her husband Stu Hopfensperger of Plymouth; Sarah (Joel) Weitz of Madison. Chad is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Chad was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Gail Engler and most recently a cousin Arnie Berton.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood. Burial will follow in the High Cliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013. A time of sharing and story telling will be held at 8:00 pm Thursday evening at the funeral home.
There will be no visitation held Friday morning, but friends are invited to visit with the family at the luncheon following burial.
A memorial fund has been established in the name of Chad Davis. Donations are appreciated in memory of Chad, or in honor of Ellie & Spencer Davis for the St. John - Sacred Heart School in Sherwood.

Hotel information for anyone needing a place to stay:


Radisson - Paper Valley (downtown Appleton)
333 West College Avenue Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 733-8000

Reg. Rate $129 / Berv. Rate $89
Mark is setting up a block of 25 rooms under Chad's name for Thursday night.
The block will be ready to book by end of day on Monday

Hilton Garden Inn - Kimberly
720 Eisenhower Drive Kimberly, WI 54136
(920) 730-1900

Reg. Rate $110 / Berv. Rate $79
Just ask for bereavement rate.

Bestwestern - Chilton
1101 East Chestnut Street Chilton, WI 53014
(920) 849-3600

Reg. Rate $99 / Berv. Rate $69
Just ask for bereavement rate.