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Violet M. Thompson

September 20, 1917 May 7, 2013
Violet M. Thompson
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Violet Marie Thompson died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg, WI. She was 95 years old.

She was born at home on the farm in the Bass Lake Community near Grantsburg, WI, on September 20, 1917 to Amanda (Moan) and Martin Thompson. She was Baptized December 2, 1917 and Confirmed June 25, 1933 at Bethany Lutheran Church where she was a life-long member. Violet attended Bass Lake School. She helped her folks on the farm, did domestic work, worked at Stokeleys and worked Saturdays as a cleaning custodian in the Frederic Schools for 30 years.

Violet enjoyed baking and embroidery. She was active in church, circle and quilting. These activities became more difficult after she developed Macular Degeneration in 1996.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents, Amanda (Moan) and Martin Thompson; brother, Stanley; sisters, Mabel Streed, Myrtle Streed and Hazel Larson; nephew, Steven Larson; and grand-nephew, Eric Munson.

She is survived by her sisters, Muriel Petersen and Fern Thompson; nieces, Janice (Keith) Olsen, Marilyn (Jay) Meador and Linda (John) Munson; nephews, Jerry (Carol) Streed, Tom (Andrea) Streed, and Larry (Liz) Petersen; many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Branstad – Grantsburg, WI on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jay Ticknor officiating. Music will be provided by Larry Petersen and John Munson and the organist will be Linda Dahl. Visitation will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic on Friday, May 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. and again one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Grantsburg. Pallbearers assisting will be Jerry Streed, Tom Streed, Larry Petersen, John Munson, Bryce Anderson and Ross Olsen.

Online condolences may be left at Please continue to check this website for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.

Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, Wisconsin has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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