Phyllis Davis

Jan. 21, 1937 — Jan. 5, 2018


ALGONA — Phyllis Davis, age 80, of Algona passed away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Algona.  Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona with Rev. Eric Hauan officiating.  Burial will be in Silver Lake Cemetery in Lake Park at a later date.  

Phyllis Jean Joens, the daughter of Hans and Verna (Puhrmann) Joens, was born on Jan. 21, 1937, in Paullina. She graduated from Lake Park High School in 1955.  On Nov. 5, 1955, Phyllis was married to James E. Davis in Lake Park. Phyllis was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo at the Algona Senior Citizens Center.

Left to cherish Phyllis’s memory are her children, Lisa Bartz and her husband, Merlin of Grafton, Diane Engler and her husband Alan of Colorado Springs, Colo., Darryl Davis and his wife, Wilma of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Kathryn Thilges and her husband, Kraig of Algona; nine grandchildren, Kimberly, Will, Marena, Timothy, Dustin, Cody, Ryan, Eric and Joshua; five great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Nona Joens of Lake Park and Marge (Rev. Gary) Arp of Marion; and a brother-in-law, Dan (Arlene) Davis of Garner. 

Her parents; husband; brothers, Glen and Arnie Joens; and a sister, Mardell Bates, preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made in Phyllis’s name and directed to Trinity Lutheran Church. The Lentz Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be left at


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