Violet Iona was born on April 16, 1931, in Woodside, Minnesota, the daughter of Emil and Minnie (Janke) Riedel. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. Violet led a full and vibrant life with a outgoing personality and a her own personal style. She graduated from High school and then Alexandria Technical College and worked as a Social Worker for Douglas County for 23 years.
She was a wonderful mother, a tireless worker, a great cook and generous with her time and talents. Vi enjoyed playing the piano and organ, listening to music, crafts and being creative and just having fun. After Retirment she worked as a senior companion, an election official, and several things in the Alexandria community. Most of all Vi loved her Family, her God, church and bible study. She touched so many lives in so many ways and the world will be a lesser place without her Hollywood smile.
Violet died on Monday, September 21, 2020. She is survived by her three children: Montie (AnnMarie) of Nisswa, Scott (Carla) of Brainerd and Lorie (John) Kodiak of Brainerd; grandchildren: Nicholas, Joshua, Eric, Teya; great grandson, Michael; sister, Florence Zwieg
She was preceded in death by her Husband Thomas, grandson, Mason, Brothers Emil Jr, Raymond, Harold and Dorothy.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020, 11:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria, with visitation one-hour prior at the church. Burial will be at Kinkead Cemetery.