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Obituary for Violet G. Lundeen
Violet G. Lundeen, age 87, resident of Trade Lake Township, Frederic, WI - Violet Grace Knutson was born on April 18, 1923, the oldest daughter to Dewey and Amanda (Nelson) Knutson.
She was born at her home in rural Centuria; very close to Milltown. She went to school at Milltown and graduated in May of 1941. Her first job was working in a factory at Milltown. In September, 1943 she married Lloyd L. Lundeen of Frederic. They made their home in rural Centuria for the first six years of their married life and then moved to a farm four miles west of Frederic. They bought the farm in July of 1949 and have lived there since then.
They raised a family of four children: Beverly, La Vonne, Lloyd, Jr. and Neal. Violet was a quiet lady whose greatest joy was being a wife, mother, and housewife. She was a very good cook. She always baked bread and cinnamon rolls for her family. She also made apple pies, cookies and hotdishes. In her younger years she helped her husband with a big garden every summer and canned and froze lots of fruits and vegetables from the garden.
Violet died at her home on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Lundeen, Sr.; her parents; and sister, Norma Knutson Lunde.
She is survived by her children, Beverly (John) Braun of Osceola, La Vonne (Rey Lee) Olson of rural St. Croix Falls, Lloyd Jr. (Carrie) Lundeen of Frederic and Neal Lundeen of Frederic. Violet also had eight grandchildren, they are: John Hahn of Osceola, Corene Hacken of Amery, Darcy Olson of Portland, Oregon, Darrin (Tes) Olson of Osceola, Lee Ann (Joseph) Falen of Princeton, MN, Daryl Olson of Minneapolis, MN, Frank (Abby) Lundeen of Minneapolis, MN and Mike Lundeen (and his soon-to-be-bride, Lindsey Java) of St. Croix Falls, WI. Violet is also survived by eleven great grandchildren, they are: Carissa, Cody, Matthew, Nick, Alana, Jade, Samuel, Gunner, Anna Kacia, Tucker and Ingrid. Violet is survived by a sister, Adele Vadner of Forest Lake, MN.
A Memorial Service for Violet Lundeen will be held at Zion Lutheran Church of Trade Lake (rural Frederic) on Tuesday, May 4th at 11:00 a.m.; this service will be preceded by a visitation that will begin at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Julie Brenden will be officiating and Sandy Lundquist will be the organist. Burial will take place after the service at Union Cemetery in Trade Lake. Violet was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by her family.
Please continue to check our websites at www.rowefh.com and www.wicremationcenter.com for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with arrangements.