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Alvina Davolt – Metz Mortuary

    Alvina Davolt
    Alvina M. Davolt, age 94 of Henderson, NE, died Friday, October 23, 2020 at Henderson. She was born May 28, 1926 to Henry and Anna (Janzen) Ratzlaff at Henderson. She was baptized on May 25, 1944, and accepted as a member into the Bethesda Mennonite Church.

    ​Alvina started school at District #11, south of Henderson and graduated from high school with the class of 1944 in Henderson. She worked at the IGA grocery store in Henderson for 3 years. She was married to Walter F. Friesen of Aurora, NE. To this union was blessed with four sons. They were farming in Aurora and Elba, NE. They moved back to Aurora when her husband’s health failed. Alvina worked at Aurora Hospital (dietary) for 12 years.

    In 1984, Alvina married L G Davolt from Grand Island, NE. He was a watch maker and she enjoyed going with him to repair grandfather clocks. In 1997, they moved to Henderson. She loved to crochet afghans and give them away. They enjoyed their retirement years going to Mesa, AZ in the winter months. She had two sons living there.

    Alvina’s family would like the staff from Legacy Square and Henderson Health Care to know how much they appreciate the care they provided for Alvina for the past five years.

    Surviving is her husband LG Davolt of Henderson, her children: Glenden (Leslie) Friesen and Delton (Mary) Friesen of Chandler, AZ, and Dallas Friesen of Grand Island, NE, granddaughter Shawna Lynn Friesen and great grandson Zachary Aaron of Mesa, AZ, sister and brother-in-law Leanna (Levi) Peters of Henderson, sister-in-law Jean Ratzlaff of Henderson, many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her step children Richard (Vicky) Davolt, Julie (David) Sack, Teresa (Donald) Norris, and step daughter-in-law Jane Davolt, along with many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

    Alvina was preceded in death by her parents, husband Walter Friesen, son Weston Friesen, baby sister Elfreda, two brothers Leon and Marvin Ratzlaff, four sisters Maleta Friesen, Zella Huebert, Violet Ratzlaff, and Elva Quiring, nephews Roy Friesen, Kevin Huebert, and Bryan Ratzlaff, and step-son Thomas Davolt.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Bethesda Mennonite Church with the Reverend Seth Miller and Eugene Thieszen officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery. COVID 19 Funeral Guidelines will be implemented with limited spaced seating and masks encouraged. Alvina’s funeral service will be webcast live at Visitation will be held from 1-9pm on Wednesday at the mortuary in Henderson. 

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