You were always the best at bringing everyone together and had a brilliantly honest way of making us all laugh. You are remembered and loved as a beautiful person with a big heart. Miss you, graham cracker.
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Elfriede Karoline Davis, 90, of Valparaiso, passed away August 13, 2018 in Valparaiso. She was born September 12, 1927 in Bamberg, Germany. She married Andrew Davis, Jr. in a wedding dress made of a silk parachute on October 6, 1948 in Bamberg, Germany. She met him after the war while he was serving in the Army assigned to drive a school bus that she rode on as a teacher. She became a U.S. citizen September 28, 1953 and raised 5 children. She worked in the lab at St. Mary’s Hospital for 30 years. Family gatherings were always held at her house where she was famous for her German potato salad, Waldorf salad, and chocolate pie. She was also known for her Christmas baking of rum balls, butter cookies, and date nut rolls that she enjoyed sharing with co-workers, family and friends. She enjoyed crafts and painting, which were loved and appreciated by many.
Elfriede is survived by children, Steve Davis (Peggy), Jeff Davis (Joanne), Barbara Patterson (Ernest), and Mike Davis (Dawn); grandchildren, Lisa, Anne, Justin, Ashley, April, Megan, Kelsey, Blake, Kylie, and Haylee; 14 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Carola and Marianne.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Paul; and grandson, Andrew J. Davis III.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 AM until memorial service time 1 PM, August 18, 2018 at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso, Indiana.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to American Heart Association.
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