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Violet Halvorson

Feb 26, 2010

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at Lebanon Lutheran Free Church in Leeds, for Violet Halvorson, 86, of Leeds, who died Monday, Feb. 22 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery, rural Brinsmade, in the spring.

Violet was born July 4, 1923, near Harlow, a daughter of Morris and Pernilla (Muri) Johnson. She was raised there and graduated from Harlow High School. As a young girl, she worked as a cook. She married Hjalmer Hoff at Harlow. The couple moved to Loma Linda, Calif., where she attended college and graduated as a licensed practical nurse. She worked at Loma Linda University Hospital before and after Hjalmer’s death. She retired in 1986. She married Arland Halvorson on June 19, 1987, at Lebanon Lutheran Free Church. They lived and farmed near Leeds.

She was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Free Church.

She is survived by her husband, Arland; sisters: Irene Rzechula, Chicago, and Ruby Halvorson, Leeds; brother, Lynn Johnson, Butte, Mont.; brothers-in-law: Darwin, Gerald and Harold, all of Leeds, and Richard, Round Rock, Texas; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Hjalmer Hoff; brothers: Morris, Charles, Edward and Robert Johnson; sisters: Edna Darling, Lilly Kvallevag, Emma Smeltzer, and Esther Johnson.

Pastor Brenda Burns will officiate. Music will be provided by Nancy Silliman, vocalist, and Dorothy Stuberg, pianist.

Casketbearers will be Greg Bauer, Darwin Halvorson, Harold Halvorson, Dean Simonson, David Smeltzer and John Sogge.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home, Leeds.

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