Obit: Violand, Helen G. (1916 - 2000)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Violand, Everhard, Scheibe, Rankl, Schaefer, Kulas, Gumz, Nernberger, Kaage, Ehlers, Gall, Kalepp

----Source – Helen Johnson’s Scrapbook

Helen Grace Violand (23 Sept 1916 - 18 Oct 2000)

Helen Grace Violand, 84, Dorchester, died on Oct. 18, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. She was a resident at the Colonial House, Colby.

Funeral services for Helen were held Friday, Oct. 20 at the Peace United Church of Christ, Dorchester. The Rev. Robert Everhard presided. Burial was in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation was at the Maurina Funeral Home, Dorchester, on Oct. 19 from 4-8, p.m.

Pallbearers were Donald Scheibe, Jerry Rankl, Arnold Schaefer, David Kulas, Billy Gumz, and Ken Nernberger.

The former Helen Kaage was born on Sept. 23, 1916, in Dorchester, the daughter of Herman and Minnie (Gumz) Kaage. She was a graduate of Dorchester High School. Helen and Oscar Violand were united in marriage on Sept. 21, 1935 in Dorchester. The young couple moved to the town of Pine Valley, rural Neillsville, to farm and later farmed in Athens. Upon returning to live in the village of Dorchester, Helen worked as a domestic and cooked at the high school and the Commercial Club in Dorchester. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, the Ladies Aid, and Homemakers Club. After her retirement, Helen resided in Pier Lake for 15 years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and playing cards.

Survivors include her daughter, Marjorie (Laurence) Ehlers, Tripoli; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Violand on Aug. 39, 1985; her parents; and two sisters, Marie Gall and Irene Kalepp.



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