Valborg Davis

Valborg Davis

Mrs. Valborg Davis of Plainwell, Michigan passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 in Plainwell. Mrs. Davis was born November 13, 1920 in Ryder, N.D. to Schjold and Ellen (Troite) Eide and had been a lifelong resident of North Dakota until moving to Michigan in 2000. Valborg had worked for Drake High School for over 5 years, was a secretary for many years at the local doctor’s office and had run the Tioga Hotel with her husband Edward . She was an avid baseball fan following the Twins, Braves and most recently the Tigers. Valborg enjoyed playing cards, fishing and embroidery, was active in the Otsego Moose Lodge and was known for her wonderful homemade bread. She loved her family and was very proud of all of them.

Surviving are 5 children, Sandra Beach of Delton, Lois Reinhardt (Wayne Volk)of Bismarck, ND, Lila (Jack) McDermid of Biwabik, MN, Gordon (Jodi) Davis of New Salem, ND and Dorothy (Jerry) Bissonette of Richand; daughter-in-law, Carol Davis;12 grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren; her siblings, Lou Eide of ND, Sonja and Pearl of WA and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband Edward; her daughter Karen Piper and son Sterling Davis; granddaughter Rhonda Piper; siblings, Donald, Orlean, Vernon, Janice and Royce; sons-in-law, John Beach and Gilmore Reinhardt.

The family would like to thank the staff at Life Care Center Plainwell for all the care and support for Valborg.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.  Burial of ashes will take place in Ryder Cemetery, Ryder, ND.

Contributions in memory of Valborg may be made to Life Care Center of Plainwell.

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  1. Barb Czuk says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have done Val’s hair for a long time and I so enjoyed her. She always talked about her family and her life before she moved here, very interesting. She loved to tell jokes and loved her Tigers. What a Blessing she was.

  2. Jacquie Fillmore says:

    To all of Val’s children I offer my deepest sympathy. She was a great lady and I know you all loved her very much. Her wit was out of this world. Trivia is not a game I wanted to play with her. I know you will all miss her greatly.

    Love to all

  3. Sonja Kline says:

    This is very nice. I love the picture of her! I can still hear her hearty laugh! Thanks you so much for doing a great job, Sandie and Dorothy.
    Love, Sonja

  4. Lorna Kline says:

    I have fond memories of my “Aunt Bugga”. I wish I had known her better. Rest in peace.

  5. Katrina Garver and Nancy Sabin says:

    UFFDA! Grams was also known as BUGGA!

  6. Elmer sabin says:

    We all loved Grandma,she will be greatly missed.

  7. Bonnie Robinson says:

    I had the great opportunity to meet this wonderful lady about 12 years ago. I helped her daughter Lila move her from North Dakota to Minnesota where she resided for approximately a year. Fondly known as “Grandma”, her wit and knowledge of trivia was a delight. I cherish the time,laughs, and fun we had together.

  8. Harry and Mary Capaci says:

    To the entire Davis Family. Mary and I offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. I have old but, fond memories of Mrs Davis from my younger days when she lived in Drake ND. I remember her kind words to a young Air Force guy who so enjoyed her smile and her sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Ron & Karen Volk says:

    Our sympathies to all on the loss of your Mother & Grandmother. Bugga was a great person and left all of us with great memories. Bugga had great faith and we know God has a great place for here in Heaven.

    Ron & Karen

  10. Robert Stacie and Hunter Feist says:

    We miss grandma alot. We are so happy we made a trip out to Michigan this last summer to see her. We will miss her jokes,her smile, and her laugh. Robert is happy that he could beat her at Trivia once in a while and when he did o boy grandma did not like it. But she was always ready to play again. I have many great memories as a young girl being with grandma and helping her clean rooms at the Tioga motel. Yes i did get in to some trouble at times but it was lots of fun helping out. Rest in Peace grandma and we will see you again someday, We love you and miss you very much 🙂

  11. Robin Moran says:

    To the Davis family Iwant you to know your mother was a wonderful person And will be missed very much. I miss her smile and her always singing to me.Her jokes were always something I looked forward to.We all loved her at Life Care and will always remember her especially when I hear take me out to the ball game. GOD BLESS YOU ALL ROBIN

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