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Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
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Ardell  Davis

Ardell Marie Davis (Jensen)

Thursday, May 23rd, 1929 - Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Ardell was born on May 23, 1929 in rural Hurley to Harvey & Lillie (Sorensen) Jensen. She attended country school and graduated from Hurley High School. After high school she attended Southern State School in Springfield where she received her teaching certificate. She taught school for 8 years.

She was united in marriage to Clinton Davis in 1950 at Spring Valley Lutheran Church, and they moved to the Walshtown area, and lived there for 27 years.

In 1977 they moved to Irene and Ardell and her daughter, Pam, opened the P & A Cafe which they operated for 9 years. Ardell then retired and was caretaker for Skogen Company & Tri County Apartments for many years. Clinton and Ardell and their grandsons also did lawn mowing. They enjoyed the “Funny Farm Camping Crew” and enjoyed taking road trips together.

Grateful for having shared her life are her two children Pamela (Paul) Erickson and Gregg (Beth) Davis, all of Irene, a sister Doris (Lyle) Larsen of Yankton, a brother Carl (Beverly) Jensen of Canistota, two sister-in-laws Mary Jensen of Blackhawk and Norma Davis of Gregory. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Suzanne (Chris) Torgerson, Sarah Erickson, Steven Erickson (Brittany Cihak), Matthew (Brittani) Davis, and Scott Davis, all of Irene and 5 great grandchildren Austin Erickson, Keeley Jaton, Schuyler Torgerson, and Brady & Gunnar Davis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clinton, sister Deloris Larsen, three brother-in-laws Leo Larsen, Kenny Davis, and Harold Nyhaug, and a niece Kimala Larsen.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hansen Funeral Home
  • Service

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Monday, January 28th, 2019 2:00pm
    Calvary Lutheran Church
    225 East Main Street
    IRENE, SD 57037
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    Pastor Mark Ostrem
  • Interment

    Hillcrest Cemetery
    SD Hwy 46
    IRENE, SD 57037
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  • Reception

    Calvary Lutheran Church
    225 East Main Street
    IRENE, SD 57037
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Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 01:28pm
We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. With deep sympathy, we share your sorrow, after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. May God give you the strength to endure the pain you are going through and may he embrace you and comfort your family during this difficult time."Jesus said to her: 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'"-John 11:25

Louan Bobzin

Posted at 11:36pm
Beth and Greg I am so sorry for your loss. Memories are held forever in your heart.

Lyle Charles Hauger

Posted at 10:12pm
Sorry to hear of your loss of your mother-she is at rest, with your dad and watching and guiding each of you thru your daily lives. Keep her memories close to your heart. We do have many memories of your parent, and you & Greg, everyone is being remembered in our Prayers. Lyle & Jean Hauger

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