George Davis, 85

Published 8:51 am Thursday, October 21, 2010

George Davis, 85, of Clarks Grove, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 at Good Samaritan Center in Albert Lea.

George Davis

He was born Oct.13, 1925 to Charles and Sara (Scearcy) Davis in Blue Earth County. He graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1943 and went to work for Hormel Corporation until he was drafted into the Army. He married Virginia Peterson on June 1, 1947 at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin. George started farming in 1948. In 1964, he started driving truck for Ulland Bros. where he remained until 1974 when he became employed by Freeborn County. He retired in 1993 and moved to Clarks Grove in 1997. A member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, George served on the church council, was a member of the American Legion, the Elks in Albert Lea and served as a 4-H leader. An amateur photographer, he loved fishing, hunting, bird watching and going on trips, especially in the fall. A kind and loving person, he was happiest when family came home on holidays. Always willing to lend a helping hand, he will be sadly missed by his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia,Clarks Grove; three sons: Arden (Tammy) Davis, Rapid City, SD; Roger (Marcia) Davis, New Ulm; Kevin (Kirsten) Davis, Albert Lea; daughter, Carol (Tony) Jensen Rockford; 12 grandchildren: Jeffrey Davis; Brooke (Dayton) Larson; Sara (Dustin) Wilfahrt; Christopher; Matthew (Stephania) and Michael Davis; Robert and Derek Moseley; Annika, Leiana, Ethan and Julia Jensen; nine great-grandchildren: Morgan, Owen, Ryan, Lauren, Matthew, Mia, Kaden, Hunter and Brynn; a sister, Dorothy (Allen) Johnson, Blooming Prairie; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Janet and a brother, Donald.

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Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church with the Reverend Gene Leiter officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Thursday at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 52 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 878. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at Memorials are preferred to Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church.