AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Alyce Davis, of Mora, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. She was 83 years old.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.
VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
MEMORIALS are preferred to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Local Food Shelf.
Alyce Marie Davis, of Mora, MN, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the age of 83.
Alyce was born to Frank and Elsie Shultz on May 20, 1932 in Hinckley, MN and was the fourth of six children. Alyce was a bright and active girl who wore out more pairs of shoes than the war rations allowed each year.
She graduated as salutatorian from Hinckley High School and obtained her teaching certification from St. Cloud State College. As a young woman she taught fifth grade in Mora, MN. After marrying Elmer Davis in October 1956 she spent many years as an at home mother and volunteer. Elmer’s job required many moves and the family lived in St. Paul, Bloomington, Sauk Centre, Crosby and Brainerd. In 1972 she returned to work for Brainerd Public Schools in the libraries at Washington and Franklin Junior High Schools.
Alyce and Elmer moved to Mora in 1995 to spend their retirement years closer to family and friends. Alyce and Elmer enjoyed trips to various parts of the U.S., including Alaska; also to Canada and Sweden. Alyce spent her retirement years reading, knitting, baking and entertaining. Activities at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, her circle, the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and other groups kept her busy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Elmer; son Daniel; son-in-law Nathan Nygren; sister Kay and brother Bob.
Alyce is survived by her daughter Denise Nygren of Bloomington, MN and son Dirk Davis of Cook, MN. In addition, she is survived by grandsons Davis and Erik; sisters Ruthanne and Jean (Arne); brother Frank (Sharon) and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, April 29th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiated. Casket bearers were Dirk Davis, Davis Nygren, Erik Nygren, Brian Jussila, James Pavelka and Darin Pulkrabek. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mora.