AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Marie Davis, of Braham, MN, formerly of Mora, died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Elmhurst Commons in Braham. She was 96 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Saturday, December 16th at 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Mora. Rev. Rick Marcy will officiate.
VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Marie Christena Davis died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Elmhurst Commons in Braham, MN. She was 96 years old.
Marie was born February 2, 1921 to Henry and Linda (Stahl) Piescher in Elgin Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota. In March 1923 she moved with her parents to Hillman Township in Kanabec County, where she grew up, attending a one-room school and going to Sunday School at the Hillman Baptist Church. From early on she helped with household chores and farm work, becoming excellent at cooking and baking.
In August, 1946 she married Elmer Davis and they operated their farm in Pomroy Township until 1972 when they sold it and built a country home on 20 acres. Marie assisted Elmer in his carpenter work until they retired in 1984. She loved to fish and enjoyed gardening and flowers; also feeding the many birds and deer around their yard. In 1988 they sold their home and moved to an apartment and the Dala House in Mora. In 2012 Marie moved to the Elmhurst Commons in Braham.
She turned out an endless array of crocheted items. Her hands were never idle. She loved to travel. She and Elmer traveled in 48 of the 50 states, also in most of the Canadian provinces and through the Caribbean to Venezuela.
In 1955 Marie was baptized and joined the First Presbyterian Church in Mora.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer (1999); sisters Dorothy Graber and Nadine Wolford; and brother Louis Piescher.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews, plus great nieces and nephews.