Colette Davis

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Colette E. Davis


 Formerly of New Holstein, WI.

Colette E. Davis, 88 passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014. She was born April 8, 1926 to Theodore and Viola (Kollath) Meyers in Milwaukee, WI. She married Jimmie Davis on August 4, 1956 in Red Wing, MN. Colette was preceded in death by Jimmie in 1975. Also preceding her in death are her parents; brothers Clifford (Dorothy) and Rodney Meyers; sister, Eileen (Harvey) Ehnert; and nephew, Dale Ehnert.

Surviving to cherish Colette's memory are her son, Jim (Susan) Davis; 4 grandchildren, Catherine Davis, Jill Davis, Michael Davis, and Julie Davis; and niece, Bonnie (James) Vorpahl.

Colette started a volunteer group, the Schavey Road Senior Volunteers, at Schavey Road Elementary School in DeWitt, where she volunteered for 23 years. She is a former member of the Wacousta Order of the Eastern Star and is a member of Redeemer United Methodist Church. Colette volunteered in many activities at the church. She greatly enjoyed her grandchildren's sports activities. She never missed their swim meets, soccer games, or tennis matches. Colette also enjoyed reading, and vacationing with her family each year at their cabin.  Colette also worked for 15 years at the M-B Corporation in New Holstein, WI. and then for 26 years at New Holstein Elementary School as a teacher's aide.

A funeral service will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:00 am at Redeemer United Methodist Church, 13980 Schavey Rd., DeWitt, MI. 48820, with a visitation one hour prior. The family will also receive friends and relatives on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington, DeWitt, MI 48820.

Those desiring to make contributions in honor of Colette may do so to the Dewitt Public Library, 13101 Schavey Rd, DeWitt, MI. 48820.

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Published in Lansing State Journal from June 10 to June 15, 2014
Colette E. Davis
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
205 E Washington | DeWitt, MI 48820 | (517) 669-6465
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