Violet M. Van Vleet, 81, of Zimmerman, formerly of Kimball, died peacefully at her home Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.
The funeral service was Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Dare’s Funeral Home in Elk River. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Survivors include her children, Keith, Colleen (Frank) Becker, Kathy (Charley) Smith, Kevin, Kim O’Leary, Kay, Kyle (fiancée Denise West) and Kelly; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Jorgenson, Patricia Blair, and Susan Blair; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron; daughter, Karen Deschene; grandson, Aaron Van Vleet; and her brothers, Lawrence and James Blair.
Memorials are preferred.