Obituary of Robbie Davis
Tragedy struck Lawrence (Larry) Bochantin and Robbie Davis on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 in Plainfield, Indiana when their van they were in collided with a semi-tractor trailer killing them instantly. Larry and Robbie led an active life and have many friends all over the US; they always have places to go. Their trips usually entailed many stops on a journey, seeing as many people and places as possible. They especially loved polka dancing, aka “Polka Jams”. They were especially proud to have appear on the Molly B Polka Party Show.
Lawrence Joseph Bochantin, age 86 of Alamo, Texas was born December 16th, 1932 in Du Bois, Illinois, the son of Bernard and Irene (nee Matecki) Bochantin. On August 6th, 1955, he married Budeana Maier in Nashville, Illinois who passed away February 28th, 2004. On January 8th, 2005, he married Robbie Davis in Alamo, Texas who passed away in the accident along side of Larry July 30th, 2019.
He grew up in Du bois on the family farm. Lawrence served in the US Army and worked as a boilermaker and machinist at Nooter Corporation in St Louis, MO until his retirement and at that time he and his 1st wife moved to Alamo, Texas. He enjoyed dancing, playing his button box accordions, spending time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren, fishing, woodworking and hunting for mushrooms.
Robbie (nee Jones) Davis, age 83 of Alamo, Texas was born November 28th, 1935, in Pottsville, Arkansas. He married Dewey Laurel Davis who passed away July 21st, 2003. On January 8th, 2005 she married Lawrence (Larry) Bochantin in Alamo, Texas who passed away in the accident along side of Robbie July 30th, 2019.
She grew up in Lubbock, Texas on the family farm. Robbie picked many hours of cotton. After marriage she moved to Colorado and raised her family and work in an office until her retirement and at that time she and her 1st husband moved to Alamo, Texas. She enjoyed dancing and listening to music, spending time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and she was so very proud of having a great great grandson Dante.
Lawrence is survived by his daughter Trudy (William) Connor of Florida, Matthew (Teresa) Bochantin of Illinois, Mark (Susan) Bochantin of Michigan and Peggy (Steve) Cohrs of New Jersey. Grandchildren: Amiee (Matthew) Conner of Kansas, Deborah (Ricardo) Juarez of California, Natalie (Rex) Sundstrom of California, Kelly (Adam) Clark of Illinois, Stephanie Stabenow of New Jersey and Alexandra Morris of Illinois, Step Grandsons Ken of Hurlburt of Missouri, Jake Spetalieri of Georgia, Anthony Spetalieri, Tom Cohrs of New Jersey and Matt Cohrs of New Jersey, Great Grandchildren: (Twins) Caden & Chloe Conner of Kansas, (Twins) Liam and Madelyn Conner of Kansas, Dameon Clark of Illinois, Forest Sundstrom of California and soon to be born Annabelle Marie Clark of Illinois. Step Great Grandchildren: Sydney Janette Admire of Missouri, Shayley Hurlburt of Missouri. Also surviving are 3 brothers Marshel (Ruth) Bochantin of Illinois, Daniel Bochantin of Illinois and Ralph (Rosanne) Bochantin of California and many nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, his 1st wife Budeana (Debbie) Bochantin, a daughter Diana Lynn Campbell who passed away October 1st, 2016, a step-grandaughter Shelby Kay Admire who passed away September 18th, 2016.
Robbie is survived by her daughter Laurella Sue Davis (Jim) Brittain of Colorado. Grandchildren: Laurella (Jay) Joseph of Colorado and Derrick Davis of Washington. Great Granchildren: Jade Joseph of Colorado, Jewel Joseph of Colorado, (Twins) Jace & Jerrick Joseph of Colorado. Great Great Grandson Dante. Also surviving are many brothers and sisters especially her sister Becky from Texas and many nieces and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, her 1st husband Dewey Davis, a son Dennis Davis who passed away January, 2006.
Services will be at 1pm on Monday August 12th at Serenity Funeral and Cremation Services, 6202 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268. Lawrence’s ashes will be scattered at Rend Lake in Illinois at 5pm on Tuesday August 13th at a private memorial for immediate family only. Robbie will have full services in Lubbock, Texas at a later time and her ashes will be brought back to Colorado.
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