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Violet M. Wellman

November 29, 1917 February 4, 2020
Violet M. Wellman
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Obituary for Violet M. Wellman

Funeral services for Violet M. Wellman, 102, of Aberdeen, SD, will be 2:00pm, Saturday, February 8, 2019, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, with Pastor Kevin Bergeson officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery. Violet died Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Aberdeen Health and Rehab in Aberdeen.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Violet M. Wellman was born on November 29, 1917, to Charles and Evelyn (Frappier) Mistelski in Morristown, SD where she grew up and attended country school.

Violet married Albert D. Wellman on October 4, 1942 in Morristown, SD. Together, they had eleven children. Violet devoted her life to raising her children, for many years without the “modern conveniences” of hot & cold running water, electricity, or a washer & dryer, things we now take for granted.

Violet enjoyed crocheting, reading, and writing, meeting with friends at the Andover Senior Center, and was very competitive when playing cards or board games, especially with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, flowers, and always had room to give stray pets love. She was a marvelous story teller, sharing colorful tales of life on the western frontier of South Dakota.

As her family grew up she took on a job as a cook, preparing delicious meals for the Sisters of Presentation Convent. She could take simple foods and leftovers and create an impromptu feast.

As she got older, her sense of humor, although well hidden, would let us leave a visit with her laughing. She would spontaneously start singing a song or reciting poetry she had learned when she was a child in school.

Grateful for having shared Violet’s life are her children: Allan Wellman, Linn Wellman, LaReta Keppert, Ilene Helmer, Albert (Peggy) Wellman, Anita (Richard) Horecka, and Arlin (Stacey) Wellman; 31 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; and son-in-law, Paul Schmid.

Preceding Violet in death are her parents, children Marlene Schmid, Alonda Wittenberg, Alvin Wellman, and infant son, Alfred Wellman; three grandchildren; brother, Clarence Mistelski; sister, Evelyn Denton; and sons-in-law, Orville Helmer and James Wittenberg.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

8

Feb

1:00 PM 2/8/2020 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/8/2020 2:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

8

Feb

2:00 PM 2/8/2020 2:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Riverside Cemetery Final Resting Place

1706 West Melgaard Rd
Aberdeen, SD 57401

1706 West Melgaard Rd Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States
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