Regina Margaret (Tesmer) Davis, 98, died Thursday, September 5, 2013 while at Door County Memorial Hospital.
She was born September 8, 1914, in Colby, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Orth) Tesmer. She attended St. Mary's Grade School and Colby High School, in Colby, Wisconsin. Regina and her sons relocated to Wausau, Wisconsin in 1955 where she raised the boys, drew a circle of friends and engaged in many social activities. Regina retired from Packaging Corporation of America in 1977 after 24 years. She was a long-standing member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. She moved closer to her family in Sturgeon Bay (Door County), in 2008.
Regina was an avid adventurer of the outdoors and spent as much time as possible at the family cottage in Glidden, WI. An enthusiastic cook, she was lauded for her baking. Each fall she baked for weeks to supply her sons and fellow hunters with cookies. She enjoyed various social and birthday clubs and her large circle of friends.
Survivors include one child, Kenneth (Kim) Davis of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren Laura (Eric) Davis Roberts, Jason Davis, Tracey Kopeschka; step-grandchild, Shannon Hartel; two great-grandchildren, Grayson and Zoë Roberts; sister-in-law Myrtle Kuehling; daughter-in-law Lavonne Casper.
Preceding her in death were her parents; son, James Davis; brother, Sylvester “Boots” Tesmer; brother-in-laws, Richard Kuehling and William (Myrtle) Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 9, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby, Wisconsin, with Father David Rybicki officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Monday from 12:00 noon until the time of services.
Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Colby are assisting the family with arrangements.