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Genevieve “Gen” Davis, age 88, resident of Ortonville, MN, died on June 1, 2019, at Ortonville Area Health Services Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Ortonville. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 5, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mundwiler & Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Thursday. Pastor Melanie Reiners will officiate, and burial will take place at Mound Cemetery.
Genevieve Amelia (Burdick) Simonitch Davis was born on February 16, 1931, in Almond Township, Big Stone County, MN, to Wallace and Alta (Shrader) Burdick. She attended and graduated from Ortonville High School. Gen worked as a retail sales associate at Mayme’s in Ortonville after her children reached school age.
On February 4, 1950, Gen was united in marriage with Donald “Moon” Simonitch. To this union, four children were born: Sheri, Susan, Melanie, and Scott. Donald passed away on November 7, 1989. Gen was united in marriage with Norman Davis on August 12, 1994, and the two resided in Ortonville. Norman passed away on October 12, 2016.
Gen was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church where she was Junior Choir Director, taught Sunday School, and arranged funeral luncheons, was a member of the United Methodist Women, Eastern Star, Ortonville Ladies Golf Association, and volunteered with the Blood Mobile, Meals on Wheels, and at Northridge Residence.
She loved to golf, play Bridge, and play Words with Friends or Kings in the Korner with her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling and cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Gen followed the sporting events of her grandchildren and loved to attend every event she could.
Gen is survived by her children: Sheri (Joel) Frette of Burnsville, MN; Susan (Jim) Tollerton of Sarasota, FL; Melanie (Jerry) Wiegman of Ortonville, MN; and Scott (Monica) Simonitch of Ortonville, MN; step-children: Michelle (Greg) Pulles of Plymouth, MN; and Christopher (Stephani) Davis of Trophy Club, TX; grandchildren: Lindsey, Thomas (Brooke), Taylor (Stevan), Michael (Elvis), Ross (Alison), Stacy (Ryan), Andrew (Alex), Morgan (Kent), Lisa (Lee), and Brian (Angie); step-grandchildren: Samantha, Katherine, Melanie, Patrick, and Matthew; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by husbands: Donald and Norman; her parents; siblings: Dale, Gene, and Velda; and step-son, Michael Davis.