Patricia Ann Davis

Patricia Ann Davis, age 68 of Cokato, passed away Sunday, Sept. 20,1998, at Cokato Manor.

Patricia Ann was born Jan. 20, 1930, to Donald and Katherine Douglas. She was the oldest child, followed by Shirley and Ralph. During her childhood, the family resided in the Delano, Montrose, and Waverly area.

Pat attended elementary school in Delano and Howard Lake, graduating from Howard Lake High School in 1947. During her school years, Pat was a member of the band and choir and participated in class plays. Pat was also active in 4-H, developing her skills of sewing and cooking, along with her love for Holstein cows.

Following high school, Pat attended Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, and graduated with her registered nursing degree in 1950. Pat enjoyed her nursing career, working at hospitals in Monticello, Cokato and Winsted.

During the summer of 1947, Pat met a farm boy from Monticello with dark wavy hair at the county fair. On Nov. 11, 1950, Pat and Chandler Davis were united in marriage in Montrose, Minn.

Following their marriage, they lived in Monticello and Waverly, before purchasing land in Stockholm Township, south of Cokato, now known as Chanlore Farms.

Pat and Chan raised three children: Marcia, C. Loring, and Paul. They encouraged their children to participate in the 4-H program, to which both of them had belonged. The entire family enjoyed working on projects, but especially enjoyed working with their dairy herd of registered and grade Holsteins. It was a holiday when the entire family went to a dairy show or the fair. The family still enjoys going together for a day of showing and renewing acquaintances.

Although Pat had been ill for several years and unable to attend with the rest of the family, this year she attended the county fair in her wheelchair and was able to watch the grandchildren continue the family tradition.

Over the years, Pat served as a leader of the Lightning Workers 4-H Club in Stockholm Township. At church, Pat was active with the Sunday school and United Methodist Women on the local and district level. Pat was also instrumental in getting the Hanging of the Greens service implemented, and encouraged Marcia to make several of the banners still used in the church.

During the first years that she became more homebound, the ladies of the church met at Pat's for days of doing crafts for the church bazaar, fellowship and good food.

During her free time, Pat enjoyed shopping, entertaining, her grandchildren, knitting, embroidery, quilts, and collecting a variety of things.

Pat passed away Sunday evening, Sept. 20, 1998, at the Cokato Manor, having reached the age of 68 years and eight months. Pat had been battling numerous illnesses for more than 25 years.

Her mother, Katherine Douglas, preceded Pat in death.

Survivors include her husband Chandler of Cokato; daughter Marcia (Tony) Woeste of Long Prairie; sons, C. Loring (Carol) and Paul (Veda) Davis, both of Cokato; father, Donald Douglas of Cokato; sister, Shirley (Roger) Setterberg of Willmar; brother, Ralph (Mary) Douglas of Waverly; and 10 grandchildren: Tim, Amy and Scott Woeste, Brad, Kevin, Darin, Austin, Katherine and Ashlyn Davis, and A. J. Masset.

Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Walker United Methodist Church in Howard Lake with the Rev. Marvin E. Repinski officiating. Interment followed at the Kreidler Cemetery in rural Montrose.

Mildred Klarstrom was the organist for the funeral service. Special music was provided by Helen Nyquist and Conrad Kvamme.

Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 9 p.m., and there was a prayer service at 8 p.m.

Casket bearers were Richard Epple, Mike Hoernemann, Denny Johnson, Doug Abramson, Gary Davis, and Steve Setterberg.

Mark Buesgens, Herb Achterkirch, Bill Fiedler, Norman Stewart, Willard Weller, and Richard Knoll served as honorary casket bearers.

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