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Minot Davis, Jr. Obituary

TOPEKA, KS – Minot F. Davis, Jr., 67, of Topeka, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

He was born July 28, 1952, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Minot F. and Evelyn (LeClere) Davis, Sr. He attended Highland Park and Topeka High Schools.

Minot was employed by the Colmery-O’Neil Veterans Administration Medical Center in Topeka, retiring in 2007. After retiring he was employed by Aldersgate Village in Topeka.

He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Topeka.

Minot married Annette L. Von Soosten on November 22, 1989, in Miami, Oklahoma. She survives in Topeka. Other survivors include his daughter, Michelle Jackson of Parker, CO; his step-son, Corey Von Soosten of Topeka; four grandchildren, Corri Grenz, Landen Harbaugh, Ivan and Aurora Von Soosten; his sister, Winona St.Arnaud of Tulsa, OK; and his brother, Robert Ray of Kansas City, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Eddie Ray.

Minot’s Christian faith was very important to him. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his dogs and cooking. He was an avid KU Basketball fan, Sprint and NASCAR fan, and an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle enthusiast.

A private funeral service will be held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Penwell-Gabel Cremations, Funerals & Receptions in Topeka is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 901 SW Fillmore, Topeka, KS 66604 or to Phoenix Hospice, 2945 SW Wanamaker Dr., Ste B, Topeka, KS 66614.