Marlyce Davis, 92Marlyce Eileen Davis, 92, died January 6, 2012 in Eden Prairie.
Marlyce Eileen Davis, 92, died January 6, 2012 in Eden Prairie.
She was born May 13, 1919 in Spring Valley to Matilda and Herman Payne. She graduated from Wisconsin Business University in 1938.
Marlyce married Robert E. Davis on February 8, 1941 after a whirlwind courtship. They lived in Amarillo, Texas and Sioux City, Iowa before moving to Alexandria in 1960.
Marlyce was a long-time businesswoman and co-owner of Alexandria Office Supply. Marlyce and Bob lived on Lake L’Homme Dieu for 38 years. She was a member of the First Congregational UCC in Alexandria, where she taught Sunday school and was active in women’s ministries. Marlyce enjoyed golf, bridge, cooking and family gatherings.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son, William Davis; parents, Matilda and Herman and stepmother, Elizabeth; and brothers, Delmar, Doyle, John and Dwayne.
Marlyce is survived by her son, Robert E. Davis Jr. (Linda) of Prior Lake; daughter, Deborah Anne Hiebel (Harvey) of Nelson; sister, Eunice Schullo; grandchildren, Laurie (Scott), Robert III (Dawn), Jeff (Tracy), Jason (Sharon), and Joseph (Carey); great-grandchildren, Isaac, Hunter, Joshua, Grace, Chloe, Robert IV, Eithen, Rhiannon, Makayla and Garek.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie on Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon reception at the church.
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