Viola Irene Davis


November 2, 1931 - December 15, 2017


Viola Irene Davis, 86, died December, 15 2017, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, December 23, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell with Pastor Keith Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be 6-8:00 PM Friday at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 7:30 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

 Viola Irene Davis was born on November 2, 1931 to Anton and Dorothy (Bartunek) Andersh on the family farm south of Dante, SD. She attended country school and moved to Wagner, South Dakota with her family in 1945. She attended Wagner High School and graduated in 1950.

She was united in marriage to Earl W. Davis on December 17, 1950 at the Wagner United Methodist Church. Four children were born to this marriage. She was an active mother. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flower garden.  After the children were grown, she assumed the position of manager of the Palace City Federal Credit Union in Mitchell until her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and devoted to her faith. She was an active member of the church’s quilting club. She enjoyed sewing and crafts and playing cards in her spare time.

She is survived by her husband, Earl and four children, Victoria  Jones and husband, Dennis of Clermont, Florida, Jeanette Ofstad and husband, Randy, of Rapid City, South Dakota, Diana Davis of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Roger Davis, MD  and wife, Kathe of Pueblo, Colorado, 9  grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, three siblings, LaVerne and Francis Andersh of Rogers, Arkansas, Mayme and Roland Crisman of Wagner, South Dakota and Delores Radack of Tripp, South Dakota, and numerous nieces and nephews. She deeply loved her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Anton and Dorothy Andersh.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society Sioux Falls Hope Lodge.


Friday, December 22, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, December 23, 2017
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Steve Molumby on December 22, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you Earl, Vicki, Jeanette, Diana and Roger. So many great memories of Vi. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Carsten & family on December 21, 2017
Our thoughts are with all of you. Unser tiefstes Beileid, möge Vi in Frieden ruhen. Wir werden dich verrmissen...
Posted by June Davis Gentry on December 20, 2017
Vi was such a special Sister-in-law. She and Earl were the glue that held our family together. I will always remember how much she help our family. I will always Love you.
Posted by Kelly Hills on December 20, 2017
Earl, Vicki, Jeanette, Diana and Roger I was saddened to hear of Vi's passing. Our families go way back and I have some really wonderful memories from our neighborhood. Vi was such a sweet lady. God bless and peace be with you during this difficult time
Posted by Curt Hills on December 19, 2017
Judine and I and my siblings Brad & Kelly and spouses wish to convey our great sadness at learning of Vi's passing. Vi and Earl were great friends to our folks Loran and Millie and us Hills kids. We spent many enjoyable hours interacting with the Davis family and want the family to know that Vi will not be forgotten ... a kind, caring and special lady she was.
Posted by Mary and Dick Goudy on December 19, 2017
Earl and family: 9 sorry for your loss. She was a special person.
Posted by Pat Helgeland on December 19, 2017
Vicki, I was sorry to hear about your Mom. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to your family.
Posted by Kim Burg - JVCC on December 19, 2017
Earl so sorry to hear of your wife's passing.
Posted by Tammie Williams Pearson on December 18, 2017
Roger so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Posted by Dale & Sharon Houchin on December 18, 2017
Vi is home and resting. May God comfort you, Earl and your family. We all will miss Vi. Sorry we can't be at the services, we are traveling to Salt Lake City. Our prayers are with you.
Posted by Rollie and Ella Loon on December 18, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Vi was such a special friend and we will miss her.But she is now free of pain and is with the Lord.
Posted by Rich & Mary Pollreisz on December 18, 2017
The Lord has an amazing angel..VI would find the good in everything. .We will miss her smile. .Sorry for your loss, but angels have no pain.
Posted by Donna Barnhart on December 18, 2017
Thinking of you at this time of your loss.
Posted by Nancy Barnhart Strickland on December 18, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers..
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