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“Remember the very many good memories of Violet. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Terri Williams - grand-niece

“To all of you my deepest sympthy, your mother was a very special person. I always loved her name and it suit her so well, she was a like a beautiful...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Edenloff - Osakis, MN

“Sorry to hear of the passing of Violet. Thinking of her brings back memories of high school days with Lila and Carol. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Dave and Kathy Hagen - Roseau, MN

“Dear family of Vi, We were saddened by the news of the loss of your mom. Although we knew her for a short time, we felt we knew her forever. She...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Steve & Karen Samek - Alexandria, MN

“My condolences. Aunt Violet will be missed. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Levi Heid - Santa Cruz, CA

“Sending condolances to the family from all her fiends in Woodhill Apartments. Vuolet was such a good friend to all the residents here while she lived...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Leona Schneider - Alexandria, MN

“The whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. Violet was like a second mother to me and will be greatly missed. I am sure that she is having a...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Renee & Mark - MN - niece

“We only knew Vi a little over a year, but enjoyed her friendship very much. She loved music and enjoyed seeing & hearing me play the spoons. She was...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Leona Schneider - Alexandria, MN

Life History for Violet Heid
Violet Heid, age 92 of Alexandria, formerly of Nelson passed away on November 29, 2012 at the Douglas County Hosptial in Alexandria, MN.
Violet Emma Brandt was born on 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 over twenty years near New Salem, North Dakota before moving their family to a farm near Nelson, MN 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, MN.
Violet worked as a fry cook for many years at the Alexandria Golf Club. She also worked for the 3M Company in Alexandria for ten years and finished her working years as a cook at the Geneva Bible Camp, reaching the age of eighty years before her retirement. She was a member of the Fahlun Lutheran Church of Nelson and later joined the 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 past times she enjoyed. She truly enjoyed and appreciated all of her many special friends.
Violet is survived by nine of her ten 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, MN; a son-in-law, Bryan Withers of Osakis; 25 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Art in 1990; a daughter, Lois Withers; 3 brothers, Julius, Robert and Henry and 5 sisters, Rose, Esther, Lillian, Myrtle and Hazel.
Funeral services for Violet were held on Monday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Carlos with Vicar Phillip Petersen officiating. Musicians were organist, Joan Petersen, violinist was Vicar Petersen, soloist Dana Hetland and hymns were also lead by Pastor Pete Reishus with his guitar. Interment was at the Trinity Cemetery in Carlos, MN with honorary bearers being her 25 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Active bearer were by her ten in-laws, George Woods, Duane Miller, Bryan Withers, Frank Rosch, Bruce Olson, Bill Schuldt, Les Kuehl, Al Brown, Brian Mattocks and Kathy Heid.
Arrangements by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN.

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