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Ward "Bud" Davenport

April 28, 1927 - March 08, 2015

Funeral Service

April 25, 2015 11:00 A.M.

First Presbyterian Church, Fargo.


April 25, 2015
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

First Presbyterian Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Ward "Bud" Davenport

April 28, 1927 - March 08, 2015


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.


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13 responses to “Ward “Bud” Davenport”

  1. Brian says:

    Sorry for your loss, I worked with Bud at Tim Corwin Buick he was a great guy.

  2. J.R.McLaughlin says:

    Many fond memories.

  3. Don Ford says:

    Workng for WDAY-TV from 1958-1988, I often crossed paths with Bud, and it was always a pleasurable experience. Please express my condolences to Bud’s family. By the way, our Good Lord doesn’t let too many of us live more than 80 years. Don Ford, Mesa, AZ

  4. Jim says:

    Sorry to read about the passing of your Dad.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Doug Gillam says:

    Laura and Mary,
    I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Blanche and Bud and the house on 9th (?) Avenue. Our prayers are with you and we hope to make it to the funeral next month.
    Doug & Jane Gillam

  6. To the family of Ward Davenport says:

    My sincere condolences on the death of Ward Davenport. Ward was a friend to all and he was my friend for many, many years. He sold me the first Buick I ever purchased from the Tim Corwin car dealership. I liked the Buick and, even more, I liked Ward who was always a friend and always had a great smile on his face. I send my good wishes to all of the family. Ward lived a good life and, although it is a sad day when a parent dies, there are consolations in having lived, as Bud did, the good life. I send warm personal greetings. Myron H. Bright

  7. Michael Schloesser says:

    Mary, I am sincerely sorry about the loss of Bud, your father. He was always kind to me and my crew and he genuinely listened to what i had to say, he was a good man. I know that you will miss him dearly, but, he’s with Blanche now, and that’s the way it should be.
    blessings to you and yours, Michael Schloesser

  8. Dick Rue says:

    Goodbye to a good friend from childhood.

  9. Randy Johnson says:

    Sorry to hear of Bud’s death. He was a wonderful person.

  10. Dick Hentges says:

    Truly, Bud was one of a kind and a good booster for Fargo.

  11. William Powell says:

    Ward was a good friend and neighbor many many years ago when we both lived down on 4th street and 8th avenue south and yes we bought cars from Ward.Rest in peace .

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