Home  | About  | Contact

Margaret "Marge" Davis

Born: Tue., Jan. 8, 1929
Died: Wed., Jun. 28, 2017


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 01, 2017
Location: Hanley and Sons

Memorial Service At A Later Date

3:00 PM Sat., Jul. 01, 2017
Location: Hanley and Sons

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Margaret “Marge” Davis, 88 of Lakeville passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 with her daughters by her side.

She was born on January 8, 1929 in South Bend and raised by the late Elmer and Clara (Van De Voorde) Kurzhal.

On November 24, 1978 in South Bend she married Robert M. Davis, Jr. who preceded her in death on July 6, 2013.  She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristi A. Morris, step-son, Robert M. Davis, two sisters, Annette M. Simmons and Eleanor Monahan and two brothers, Antone “Tony” and Lucian “Red” Lambert.

Marge is survived by her four daughters, Julie A. (Jack) Pejza, Margie Y. (Rick) Wasoski both of South Bend, Jodie S. Van Nevel of Fairhope, AL and Cindee L. (Bob) Bigsby of Foley, AL; a step-daughter, Kathy (DJ) West of Niles, MI; sixteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.  She is also survived by a sister, Lorraine M. Van De Wielle of South Bend and a brother, Charles A. (Pauline) Lambert of South Bend.

Marge began her working years and was joined by her four siblings at Bonnie Doons Ice Cream Shop.  She worked for 20 years for Radio Equipment then on to the front office at Koontz Wagner Electric, where she was honored in 1988 as Woman of the Year.  While at Koontz Wagner she planned semi-annual theater dinner trips to Chicago for the employees’ family and friends. 

During the 1980’s she was a volunteer facilitator for American Cancer Society and was so happy to help.  She enjoyed working in her flower garden, sewing, dancing and going camping with her family.

Marge truly “loved her neighbors” young and old, near and far.  When her girls would bring their friends over, who were always welcome, she treated them as her own.  Marge will be greatly missed by so many.

Friends may gather with the family on Saturday, July 1st from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at State Road 23/W. Ireland Road, South Bend.  A Memorial Service will follow at 3:00 PM in the funeral home with Fr. Julius Okojie, Parochial Vicar officiating.

A heartfelt thanks to the Mary B Home, Randa Cox and her employees for their loving care of our Mom.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, 922 E. Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617 or Heartland Hospice, 230 W. Catalpa Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements, services and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Davis family.

Condolences may be expressed online through our website: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Rick Wasoski Son in law
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
To all the family of Marge Davis.
A sweeter, kinder woman, you will never meet. Her gentle and kind disposition will be forever missed. In all the years I've known Marge she never spoke an unkind word or mistreated anyone. The only time I heard a stern word was to tell me I was to grumpy. I loved her like my own mother. She loved all the kids in the family, and they were her life. She did not always have it good, but you would never know that. Always with a smile, and a gentle touch. She loved her girls thru thick and thin. She was very proud of you. She was as courageous as she could be till the end. I will miss her and her loving husband, Bob Davis, from now until I meet up with them again. I am very sorry for our loss and together we will help each other thru this painful time.

Mardelle (Mardi) DeKanghe
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
I was so sorry to see your Mom's Photo and lovely words expressed for her and her family. I joined Koontz-Wagner in 1980 and I became the Tuesday and Thursday person at the switchboard. I always enjoyed her, as she was a lot of fun, and I remember her talking about "her girls". I know her life had its problems after she retired, and Bob was such a caring husband to her, as well as you, her family. The photo still looks very much as I remember her, even after all of these years. I hope all of her family and friends will remember her, for the person she was", and that God will give each of you, the strength and faith, that you will now need at this time. My sincerest sympathy is with all of you, God Bless You, Mardi DeLanghe

Charlie Watts
   Posted Sat July 01, 2017
Margie, So sorry for your loss. Will always remember the times we
enjoyed with your family. God Bless You and your Family.

Denny and Mary Michael
   Posted Sat July 01, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and every day. You mom is flying on eagle's wings straight to the loving and open arms of our heavenly Father.

Stacy Kronewitter
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Dear Julie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know she is in a better place, but it is still hard to loose a loved one. My heart aches for you. I am sorry we were'nt able to attend the service. God Bless you and your entire family. Much love, Stacy and Orville

Copyright © 2021 Hanley and Sons Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use