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Violet V. Elton

August 31, 1928 December 22, 2018
Violet V.  Elton
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Obituary for Violet V. Elton

Funeral services for Violet V. Elton, 90, of Aberdeen, SD, will be 10:30am, Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jordan Andreason officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Violet died Saturday, December 22, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor, Aberdeen.

Visitation will be 5:00pm-7:00pm, Friday December 28, followed by a prayer service at 7:00pm, at the church. Arrangements are made by Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street.

Violet Virginia Layton was born to Clade and Alvina (Jasmer) Layton on August 31, 1928, in Aberdeen. She spent her early years on her parent’s farm. The Layton family moved to Deer Park, WA, in 1937 and returned to South Dakota in 1942 where she attended Westport High School, graduating in 1947.

She married Leroy Krage on May 4, 1948. To this marriage five children were born. In 1981, she moved to Billings, MT, where she met and married, Keith Elton. They loved their home on the Gallatin River in Bozeman, MT. She and Keith enjoyed 28 years of marriage before his death in 2011. She returned to Aberdeen in 2014. Violet’s greatest joy in her life was her family.

Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter, Sheryl (Terry) Baloun, Sioux Falls, SD; sons: Alvin Krage, Folsom, CA; Wayne Krage, Aberdeen; Kevin (Mark Mayo) Krage, San Francisco, CA; Hal Krage, Aberdeen; step-sons: Harold (Claudia) Elton, Red Lodge, MT; Calvin Elton, Casper, WY; grandchildren: Shad (Danielle) Baloun, Park City, UT; Brett (Jenny) Baloun, Sioux Falls; Taylor Pietz, Aberdeen; step-grandchildren: Lee (Karen) Elton, Powell, WY; Justin (Sarah) Elton, Roberts, MT, Eric (Tammy) Elton, Red Lodge, MT; Eddie Westmoreland, Jessie Westmoreland, Wayne (Samantha) Elton, Columbus, MT; Jenny (Jon) Stephenson, Columbus, MT; Martin Elton, FL; Ricky Elton, Tanner Elton; three step-grandsons and one-step granddaughter. Great-grandchildren: Margaret Baloun, Lucy Baloun and Anna Baloun; brothers: Arlo (Florence) Layton, Aberdeen; Viril (Mary) Layton, Aberdeen; and sister-in-law June Layton, Huron.

Preceding her in death are her husband Keith Elton, her parents Clade and Alvina Layton, brothers: Romeo Layton, Harvey Layton, and sister, Gerene Layton.

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Cemetery Details


Sunset Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

5851 U.S. 12
Aberdeen, SD 57401

5851 U.S. 12 Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

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