Memorial service for Clifford Davis will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with Rev Betsy Dartt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Clifford E. Davis, age 92, of Ostrander, Minn., died Monday September 11, 2017, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin. He was born February 11, 1925, in Moravia, Iowa, to Harvey “Clell” and Veta (Hiatt) Davis. He attended and graduated from Fillmore County Schools in 1939 and joined the United States Army in 1944. He was discharged in 1947, earning the World War II Victory Medal and European, African and Middle Eastern Theater Medal. Following his discharge he started farming in the Ostrander area in 1948, where he farmed until his retirement in 1991. Cliff was united in marriage to Georgine Thorson in Spring Valley, Minn., on February 16, 1946. He enjoyed collecting antique tools, fishing, and making lefse with his grandchildren. He served on the Ostrander Co-Op Board for 10 years and the Bennington Township Board for 19 years. Cliff was proud of the time he spent in the military. He was very active in the Ostrander American Legion serving as its commander. He was also honored to be a part of an Honor Flight in 2010.
He is survived by his wife Georgine of Austin, Minn., eight children: Sandra (David) Vreeman of Spring Valley, Minn., Sharon (Tom) Benge of Rolfe, Iowa, Curt (Vickie) Davis of Bernice, Okla., Pam (Tom) Bye of LeRoy, Minn., Pat Hovde of LeRoy, Minn., Brian (Pam) Davis of Spring Valley, Minn., Sheila (Tim) Meirick of Kasson, Minn., and Brad (Brenda) Davis of Ostrander, Minn.; 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, one sister, Maxine (Robert) Jahn of Spring Valley, Minn.; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Davis of Rochester, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandchildren, Nathan Vreeman and Cheryl Davis; brothers Robert Davis and Rolland “Speed” Davis; and sons-in-law Doug Ferguson and Jim Hovde.
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