July 14, 1988 - June 9, 2016


Kaia R. Makela, age 26, of St. Cloud, passed away at her home on Thursday, June 9th.

Kaia was born on July 14, 1989 in St. Cloud to Amy Makela and Eric Davis. Following her graduation from Sartell High School in 2007, she pursued a variety of further education, including courses in Philosophy at St. Cloud State University. Kaia was an avid gamer, with a sharp wit, who enjoyed watching movies, edgy cable series and stand-up comedy. She cared deeply about her friends and family. Her loss will be acutely felt by everyone who knew her.

Survivors are numerous. They include her parents, Amy Makela and Brian Nahan of Sartell; maternal grandparents, Raymond Makela of Grand Forks, British Columbia and Ruth Brooks of Sauk Rapids; paternal grandparents, Bill and Lonnie Davis of Randall; sisters Amanda (Dakota) Hamann and Megan Davis of Sauk Rapids; aunt Charlene Hopela of St. Joseph; uncle Joseph (Vivian) Whitlow of Sartell and cousin Zara Hoppe of St. Cloud.

Kaia was preceded in death by her father, Eric Davis, and her aunt Laurie Whitlow.

Entombment will be conducted privately in St. Cloud at a future date.