Violet L. NilsonViolet L. Nilson, 87, Maddock, ND, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND.
Violet L. Martian was born September 22, 1925 rural Esmond, ND, to Anton and Anne (Hoffner) Martian. She was baptized at the Odessa Catholic Church. Violet attended North Fork rural grade school and graduated from the Esmond High School. Violet attended Minot Teachers College, receiving the Standard Teaching Certificate, and taught at the Arne Township and East Fork Schools. On November 4, 1946, Violet and Mandy Seville Nilson were married at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond. They farmed in Arne Township until July of 1980 when they moved into Maddock. She worked a number of years at the Grill in Maddock. Mandy Nilson passed away February 28, 1997.