Benjamin N. Davis, 30 of Eau Claire passed away on November 3, 2019 at his residence.

Benjamin was born January 3, 1989 to Nicole Gould Gingras and family. He was born to Nikki at the early age of 18 and she named him with utmost care. She chose the name “Benjamin” because it meant “Son of my right hand.” Ben graduated high school in May 2006 from Lincoln Hills Boys Academy and earned a Technical Diploma from Kettle Moraine Technical College in Masonry in 2017. Ben was very proud of his accomplishment as was his family.

Ben was a beautiful person inside and out and was loved by many. Ben battled with the symptoms of addiction, but still had a very strong love for family and life. He was awesome at giving out hugs, especially to his mother. Ben had a caring, nurturing, and loving personality when not in throws of addiction, but even in it he made his best effort to do what he could with what he had to offer.

He dearly loved his beautiful daughter, Nova, and would do whatever he could from the walls of jail or prison to let her know how much he thought about her and loved her. In his mind he had finally done something right by creating such a beautiful daughter. Ben overcame the pain and rejection he felt inside the best way he knew how, but still fell into the needle.

We will always thank God for the time we had with him and what a special gift he was. We love you Ben, always have, always will.
Benjamin is survived by his daughter, Nova Schroeder; mother, Nicole Gingras; stepfather, Paul Gingras; father, Nick Davis; brothers, Chase Gould and Cole Davis; Grandparents, Steve and Sue Gould, Cheri Davis, and Gene Davis; and great-grandparents, Wilma Toy-Hodges, and Eldon and Muriel Gould.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated and will be kept for Ben’s daughter, Nova.

A funeral service will be on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Christian Family Center in Eau Claire with Pastor Tim King officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 8, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial will follow the service on Saturday at Rest Haven Cemetery. Friends and family may leave online condolences at


  1. Words are completely inadequate things when it comes to describing the feelings of the loss of a loved one. Please know that your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. I am so very sorry for the loss and I hope that you will all find comfort and solace in the loving memories you all shared during his life. May Ben rest in eternal peace. God bless you all.

  2. I have no words to ease your sorrow Nikki. May the Lord be with and comfort you. I send my condolences and love. Let me know if there is anything I can do. Praying ? for your comfort and healing peace and grace.

  3. I have no words to ease your sorrow Nikki. May the Lord be with and comfort you. I send my condolences and love. May God carry you though this sorrow with His amazing grace, healing presence and love. I will pray for your healing and comfort my dear friend.

  4. I have always loved you. Your at peace now Ben. We all here on earth will miss you forever. And I say this for your Grandma Cheri she loved you so much really So much. Be at peace my loved forever nephew Benjamin

  5. Paul Nikki and Gage,

    I am so saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the time of arrow.

    All my love


  6. Nikki and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. God had his own plan. Now his angel arms are tightly wrapped around you. He is watching over you.

  7. Nikki and family.
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I can’t imagine the sadness you must feel. Please know that I will be praying for you and your family for peace and comfort. Again my sympathies and love to you and your
    Barb and Tom Anderson.

  8. Nikki..There are no words for your tragic loss of beautiful Ben. Please find comfort in memories and Gods strength that he will help you find peace . You are forever in my thoughts and prayers. Gods blessings to you my dear friend.

  9. I can’t imagine the heartache you are going through. Words seem so meaningless to me at time like this. Just remember that we never truly lose the ones we love. They stay with us in our hearts. They help shape us who we are. My deepest condolences.

  10. Dear Cheri, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Ben but reading his beautiful obituary I could feel how much he cared for his family and how much he was loved by those who knew him best. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. My deepest sympathies to the entire family for your loss of Benjamin. Be strong and push through his death and know that he is in a better place and that God has other plans for him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all.

  12. Nikki, Steve and the entire family, I am very saddened to hear this news. Although it has been years since I had seen Ben, I know the good heart that he had. I cannot be with you this weekend but rest assured that you are all in my thoughts and I pray that your burden will be lifted. Rest assured that Ben’s spirit is in a happy place where addiction does not exist.

  13. I am so very sorry to hear about Ben. Your pain must be inamaginal . I love you guys & my thoughts and prayers are with you. You may not think today but your heart WILL. Take care. I Love you icky goo!!!

  14. Life as we know it will never be the same without you, Ben. You were a light; your life was like a shining star. Even during the most difficult times we thought the best of you. We prayed for you and lifted you up, set boundaries and goals, and trusted God to take care of you. We are trusting God now to take care of you and to support us as we grieve the loss of your life as we know it. I love you so much my dear great-nephew. My thoughts and prayers are with our entire family, especially your mom and your dad. I will miss knowing that you are not going to show-up at my door to visit, have some lunch and to be inspired by me! LOL! I was fully expecting you to visit me this week. My heart is broken that you will not be coming here in person. But you’ll always be in my heart. Much love, Aunt Bobbi ❤️

  15. Nikki, May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    – Stacey Wilbur

  16. Sending my condolences to your family…addiction is truly hard but it does not change our love for them. May he rest in peace with Gods arms wrapped around him so he may breath freely and live again.

  17. Nikki – So sorry for your loss. I did not know your son but my thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

  18. I loved you Ben. When you came into this world everyone was so happy. You were a such a loving person. My family will forever hold you in our hearts. ❤?❤??

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