Henry Davitt Obituary

Henry F. Davitt
Henry F. Davitt
Henry F. Davitt

February 15, 1907 - March 7, 2005
Born in Churchville, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Henry F. Davitt, 98, died Monday, March 7, 2005 at Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10 at Basilica of Saint John. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.

Henry was born the son of Michael and Barbara (Smith) Davitt on February 15, 1907 on the family farm in Churchville. He worked as an Engineer for Rock Island Railroad for 28 years and retired in 1973. Henry was a member of Basilica of Saint John, Croatian Lodge and the Local Railroad Union. Henry enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Zelda; son, Tony; and two sisters, Rose Hanrahan and Florence Gregory.

Henry is survived by his children, Vern Davitt (Ann) of Rockford, IL, Susan McNally of Des Moines, Richard Davitt (Mary) of Phoenix, p and Nancy Berardi (Anthony) of Des Moines; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Philomena King of Adel; brothers, Lester Davitt of Omaha, and Walter Davitt of Audubon.

Visitation will be 4 to 7p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at Dunn's Funeral Home with a vigil service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Basilica of St. John
1915 University
Des Moines, IA US 50314
Thursday, March 10, 2005
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, March 10, 2005


Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA 50265-4725