Ward Benjamin Davenport passed away on March 8, 2015 at Bethany Homes on University Drive in Fargo.
Bud was born on April 28, 1927 in Fargo, North Dakota to Ward and Irene Davenport. He was a 1945 graduate of Fargo Central High School. In 1945 he served in World War II in the US Navy . Bud attended NDSU where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He met Blanche Codding at Pettibone’s Lodge in Shoreham, Minnesota. They were married February 28,1949 in Fargo.
Bud sold Buicks for the Russ Buick Company and Tim Corwin. He sold Buicks for over 60 years. He loved selling cars and meeting people.
Bud loved his golf stag, hunting buddies, and his friends at Duffy’s and The Grainery. He enjoyed fishing on Pelican Lake.
Bud is survived by his daughters Mary (George) Haugo, Fargo, and Laura Davenport, St. Paul, MN; one grandchild, Stuart Holweger (Toni), and two great-grandchildren Brooke and Abby Holweger, Cottage Grove, MN and his brother Charlie (Bev) in Bloomington, MN. His wife Blanche passed away in October of 2013.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany on University and 42nd for their kind and loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Bud’s name to Hospice of the Red River Valley, the First Presbyterian Church in Fargo, or Bethany Homes.