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Violet Spain, 1925-2015

Funeral Services for Violet E. Spain of Albert  Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. James Kassera will officiate. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour before the service at the church.

Violet died on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. She was 90.

Violet Spain

Violet Spain

She was born on April 9, 1925, in Canada, the daughter of the Rev. Emil and Petra (Strom) Moller. As a young girl her family moved to Minnesota, and Violet attended country school in Hartland and later Albert Lea Public Schools. She married Pierce Spain on Oct. 17, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Violet worked for Birdseye Foods in Waseca for more than 20 years before retiring.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Vi and Pierce enjoyed traveling in early years with his work for a carnival and in later years to see the countryside. Violet’s pride and joy was her family. She loved all of them with all her heart.

Violet is survived by her children Fred Spain of Albert Lea, Debra Leidal of Albert Lea, Susan (Steven) Beighley of Albert Lea and Daniel  Spain of Albert Lea; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Garry) Laugerude and children Faith and Ami of Albert Lea, Joshua (Angel) Spain and children Eric and Lyndee of Austin and Stephanie Beighley (Caden Ruehling) and children Nova and Caden of Albert Lea; two step-grandchildren, Daylynn (Victor) Wildman, and children Jameson, Bailey and Henley of Albert Lea, and Sam Beighley of Austin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pierce, in 2000; two brothers, Fritz and Rueben Moller; and two sisters, Charlotte Olson and Mildred Ferguson.