Age 37, passed away on September 10, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. Liz fully, graciously, and gratefully lived life even with cancer for more than 5 years, inspiring so many others to live the same way.
Liz was born in Marquette, MI on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1983. She grew up in Marquette. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. She worked as a medical and hospice social worker in the Twin Cities area until her health forced her to retire.
On June 20, 2009, she married the love of her life, Nathan Kro, and they made their home in Maple Grove, MN. They have one son, Henrik, age 6. Liz was a great planner of events and adventures for her family- especially for Henrik.
Liz was very well known for her skills as a knitter. Many of her family and friends have cherished items that she knitted for them. Her knitting won many awards, especially her shawls. Two years in a row her shawls were chosen by the Knitter’s Guild as best in show at the Minnesota State Fair.
Liz is survived by her husband Nate and her son Henrik; her parents Mary and Bill Davis; her brother Matt Davis; her aunt, Jan Kokko; her Uncle, Tom (Jane) Davis; her aunt, Judi (Doug) Lockhart; cousins Kathie Lockhart, Kate Marie (Brent) Sawyer, Patrick (Rich) Davis; Mother-in-Law Deanna (Paul) Nagel, Father-in-Law Marlowe (Ann Mishler) Kro, Brother-in-Law Matthew (Kristin) Kro, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Jake and Irene Kokko and Arnold and Dorothy Davis, and her cousin Greg Lockhart.
Visitation will be at Evans-Nordby, 34 2nd St NE, Osseo MN on Monday, September 13th from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Her funeral will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, September 14th, with visitation an hour prior to the service and a luncheon following, at Maple Grove Lutheran Church, 9251 Elm Creek Blvd, Maple Grove, MN. Services will be live-streamed by the church at http://www.mglc.org. Masks will be required for the in-person service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial donations to:
Monday, September 13th 4-7PM
Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
34 2nd Street NE
Tuesday, September 14th 10AM
Maple Grove Lutheran Church
9251 Elm Creek Blvd
Maple Grove, MN
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