Elaine M. Davey

Elaine Mae (Deters) Davey, age 71 of River Falls, Wisconsin, died peacefully May 5, 2016 at the United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Elaine was born on May 25, 1944 in Aplington, Iowa to Richard H. and Elizabeth F. (Mehmen) Deters. In 1962, she graduated from Alden Community High School in Alden, Iowa. For a majority of her career Elaine worked as an analyst for several brokerage firms including R.G. Dickinson & Co., and Wells Fargo. Along with this, she was a full time mother raising five children in a busy home. Elaine retired in 2009.

Elaine loved spending time with her friends and family, and was especially entertained by her grandchildren. She was fond of visits to the family cabin and arranging elaborate themed family gatherings for the holidays. Elaine enjoyed genealogy and researching her family history. She was delighted when she discovered a fascinating fact about an ancestor. Elaine kept her home neat and tidy, but it was full of the treasures she found at garage sales. She was very patriotic, and was truly proud to be an American.

Elaine will remain in the hearts of her children, Linda (Joe) Harris, Marla Vance, Jason Davey, Michael (Meghan Paul-Cook) Davey, and Jared Davey; grandchildren, Kiara Vance, Calvin Harris, Lauren Harris, Audra LundinDavey, and Nathanael Davey; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Elizabeth (Mehmen) Deters; sister, Fran Deters; and brother, Darwin Deters. 

A Funeral Service for Elaine will be held at 12:00 PM Monday, May 9 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred. An additional memorial service will be held at a later date in her birth state of Iowa, specific details are not yet available.


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