Valborg Davis, age 92, Plainwell, Mich., passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in Plainwell.
She was born Nov. 13, 1920, in Ryder, N.D., to Schjold and Ellen 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 Drake Clinic 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, Mich., Lois Reinhardt (Wayne Volk), of Bismarck, N.D., Lila (Jack) McDermid, of Biwabik, Minn., Gordon (Jodi) Davis, of New Salem, N.D., and Dorothy (Jerry) Bissonette, of Richand, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Carol Davis; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Lou Eide, of Minot, N.D., Sonja and Pearl, of Washington state; 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; and sons-in-law, John Beach and Gilmore Reinhardt.
Cremation has taken place.
Burial of ashes: Will take place in Ryder Cemetery, Ryder, N.D.
(Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Mich.)