Delores M. Davis, 89

Published 8:46 am Friday, January 18, 2019

Delores M. Davis, 89

Delores M. Davis, 89, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at The Cedars of Austin.

Delores Mabel Nelson was born on Dec. 6, 1929, in Mower County, Minnesota, to Charles and Theadora (Weiland) Nelson. She attended school in Brownsdale, Minnesota, and Austin High School, graduating in 1947. She then received her teaching certificate and taught country school near Hayfield, Minnesota. Delores later worked in the dentist office for Dr. Huebner until his retirement. She then worked for Dr. Schindler until his retirement. In 1952, she married Duane Foster. Together they had two children. The couple later divorced. In 1970, Delores married Vernon Merrell Davis at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Austin. Delores worked hard and did things well. She assisted in finishing her and Vernon’s home when it was being built. Delores also enjoyed cross-stitching. She will be missed dearly.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Davis of Austin; children, Steven (Kathy) Foster of Brownsdale and Charlene Evans of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and brother, Everett Nelson of Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Theda Nelson; one brother; and one sister.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Grace Baptist Church in Austin with Pastor Devin Larsen officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Brownsdale. Services are prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at