Violet Heid, 92Violet Emma Heid, 92, Alexandria, formerly of Nelson, passed away on November 29, 2012 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Violet Emma Heid, 92, Alexandria, formerly of Nelson, passed away on November 29, 2012 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Violet was born August 7, 1920 in Rosebud, North Dakota to Paul and Teakla (Yaeger) Brandt. She was married on November 7, 1938 in Mandan, North Dakota to Arthur J. Heid. They farmed for more than 20 years near New Salem, North Dakota before moving their family to a farm near Nelson in 1958.
Vi worked very hard right beside her husband. She enjoyed doing the farm work together and loved taking care of the animals. After Art’s death in 1990, Violet moved to Alexandria.
Violet worked as a fry cook for many years at the Alexandria Golf Club. She also worked for the 3M Company in Alexandria for 10 years and finished her working years as a cook at Geneva Bible Camp, reaching the age of 80 years before her retirement.
She was a member of Fahlun Lutheran Church of Nelson and later joined Trinity Lutheran Church in Carlos.
Violet put a high priority on her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They knew she would always keep them in her prayers and was a beautiful example of someone with strong faith. She was a wonderful cook and baker who always enjoyed finding new recipes to try. She also liked to garden, travel and work on sewing or various craft projects. She wasn’t afraid to get outdoors and after her retirement from 3M, she often went ice fishing with her husband, Art and her son, Bryan. Traveling, dancing and listening to old time country music were other pastimes she enjoyed. She truly enjoyed and appreciated all of her many special friends.
Violet is survived by nine of her 10 children, Carol (George) Woods of Colorado Springs, CO, Lila (Duane) Miller of Westminster, CO, Artis (Frank) Rosch of Alexandria, Janice (Bruce) Olson of Bloomington, IL, Marlys (Bill) Schuldt of Alexandria, Ellie (Les) Kuehl of Alexandria, Carla (Al) Brown of Hutchinson, Candace (Brian) Mattocks of St. Peter and Bryan (Kathy) Heid of Nelson; son-in-law, Bryan Withers of Osakis; 25 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Art, in 1990; daughter, Lois Withers; brothers, Julius, Robert and Henry; and sisters, Rose, Esther, Lillian, Myrtle and Hazel.
Funeral services for Violet were held Monday, December 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carlos with Vicar Phillip Petersen officiating. Musicians were organist, Joan Petersen; violinist, Vicar Petersen; soloist, Dana Hetland and hymns were also led by Pastor Pete Reishus with his guitar. Interment was at Trinity Cemetery in Carlos with honorary bearers being her 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Active bearers were by her 10 in-laws, George Woods, Duane Miller, Bryan Withers, Frank Rosch, Bruce Olson, Bill Schuldt, Les Kuehl, Al Brown, Brian Mattocks and Kathy Heid.
Arrangements are with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis; www.royhetland.com.
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