EDINA - Robert E. Davies, age 85, of Edina, died Oct. 16, 2008, after a brief illness. Preceded in death by parents, John and Myrtle Davies; wife, Donna; sister, Marion Marolt; and brother, James. Survived by children, Steve, Jeffrey (Asha), Linda (Tony) Nelson; grandson, Benjamin Davies; sister, Phyllis Lynch; nieces and nephews. Robert was born in Brainerd, Minn., and graduated from the Washington High School in 1942 and in 1951 graduated from the U of M with a mechanical engineering degree. He was a Navy veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific. Robert was a longtime executive of Dayton-Hudson and was part of the original development team that created Target Stores. Arrangements were with Washburn-McReavy, Edina Chapel.
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