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Dorothy (Going) Davis

August 4, 1930 December 31, 2018
Dorothy (Going) Davis
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Obituary for Dorothy (Going) Davis

Dorothy Elaine (Going) Davis, 88 years, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa on December 31, 2018.

Dorothy was born to Edward F. and Marie (Neuhaus) Going August 4, 1930 in Oakland, Nebraska. Dorothy lived in Lyons her whole life and graduated from Lyons High School in 1948. In 1949, she married Merlyn Jacobson and raised 5 children: Michael, Diane, Carole, and twins Denise and Debra. In 1973, she married Edward Davis and helped raise 4 stepchildren. Dorothy was a member of St John’s Lutheran Church. She worked as a waitress at the Lyons Bakery, and then at the Lyons Hiway Cafe for 25 years. Dorothy was loved by everyone in the community and by those who knew her at the cafe. She loved sports, especially Nebraska Cornhusker football. She enjoyed her grandchildren and was especially proud of raising her stepchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Michael and Debbie (Deluca) Jacobson of Broomfield, CO; Carole Jacobson of Phoenix, AZ; Denise Jacobson of West Point, NE; Debra (Jacobson) and Dennis Kruse of Hartington, NE; stepchildren: Lowell Davis of Westfield, IA; Nancy (Davis) and George Weddle of South Sioux City, NE; Keith Davis of Mitchell, SD; Deanna (Davis) and Steve Peterson of Bancroft, NE;grandchildren: Joel Jacobson of Blair, NE; Justus Challman of Longmont, CO; Jennea Challman and Nathan Genardi of Berthoud, CO; John Deluca of Broomfield; Alexandra (Jacobson) and Josh Mers of Edgewater, CO; Spencer and Andi Lee of Sioux Falls, SD; step grandchildren: Rebecca Kephart, Jon Lacy, Derek Lacy, Daniel Weddle, Tiffany Raabe, Kimberly Aschoff, Alex Peterson, Autumn Mahaffey; 20 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Orville Going; husband, Merlyn Jacobson; daughter, Diane Challman; husband, Edward Davis; step granddaughter, Ariel Weddle.

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5:00 PM 1/4/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/4/2019 7:00:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Lyons

204 Main Street
Lyons, NE 68038

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Pelan Funeral Services Lyons
204 Main Street Lyons 68038 NE
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10:30 AM 1/5/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church - Lyons, NE

1543 County Road 13
Lyons, NE 68038

St. John's Lutheran Church - Lyons, NE
1543 County Road 13 Lyons 68038 NE
United States

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Lyons Cemetery Final Resting Place

Lyons, NE 68038

Lyons 68038 NE
United States

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