The funeral service for Nellie Davis of the Clarissa Care Center, and formerly of Eagle Bend, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend, with Pastor Melissa Ehrhardt officiating. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Nellie Irene Davis was born on December 31, 1920 to George and Mary Jane (Porter) Petrie of Long Prairie and grew up in Todd County where she completed the 8th grade. On August 28, 1936, in Long Prairie, Nellie married Glen Davis of Eagle Bend. They farmed in the Long Prairie area and Burleene Township until moving to Foxhome MN in 1942. Nellie and Glen moved back to a farm in Burleene Township in 1949, where they farmed until Glens death on September 23, 1981. Nellie continued to operate the farm for a number years after Glens death with the help of her sons.
Nellie enjoyed gardening and taking care of her flowers until she was no longer able. Her other interests were quilting, embroidery, crossword puzzles, reading and she especially enjoyed watching westerns on television in her later years. She was able to remain in her own home until May 2014, when illness forced her into the hospital and then the Clarissa Care Center where she died on August 11, 2014. Nellie enjoyed her family and was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed greatly by her family.
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband Glen; parents George and Mary Jane Petrie; son Eldred Davis and wife Edna; daughter LaVonne Daniel, grandson Chad Davis; brothers Albert, Lester and Melvin Petrie; sisters Viola Sackett, Marie Griep and Myrtle Christensen.
Nellie is survived by her sons, Merlin (Louise) Davis of Hysham MT, Leslie Davis and Donna Bridwell of Eagle Bend, Clinton (Kathy) Davis of Eagle Bend and Roland (Cheryl) Davis of Chisago City; sister Mildred Korteum of Eagle Bend; along with 13 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Randall, Lesa Wettstein, Scott Davis, Kelly Davis, Eldon Davis and Kyle Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her other grandchildren.
Burial will be in Pleasant Mound Cemetery in Leslie Township, MN.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Bertha. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)