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Published February 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Violet L. Nilson

Violet 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.

Violet L. Nilson

Violet 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.

A devout Catholic, Violet was a member of St. William’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Altar Society in Maddock. She was a member and past president of the Maddock 55 Club, volunteered at Senior Meals and the Wore Before Store and a member of the Arne Homemakers Club. Violet also served on the Maddock Park Board for a number of years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, all gardening, baking, music, dancing and playing pinochle. Above all, she dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grand Children.

Surviving are her children: Deb (Pat) Feist of Tacoma, WA, Corlyce (Troy) Wallner of Fargo, Gary Nilson of Maddock, Michael (Susan) Nilson of West Fargo, ND, Mary Ann Stael von Holstein of Moorhead, MN, Lynn (Ellen) Nilson of Fargo, ND, and Darren Nilson of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren: Robyn Tribold (Matt) Lempner, Laura Triebold (Creighton) Laughary, Mckensie Wallner, Christopher Nilson, Kallista Nilson, Chloe Nilson, Alex Stael von Holstein, Christina Stael von Holstein, Hannah Stael von Holstein, Dan Goerger & fiancé Heather McElroy, Brandon, Nilson and Ryan Nilson; great grandchildren: Elliott Lempner, Parker Lempner, Micah Laughary and Leyvie Laughary; siblings: Kay Burgard of Franklin, WI, Jane (Louis) Gerlach of Enumclaw, WA, Alice Wack of Esmond, ND, Betty (Gene) Wentz of Des Moines, WA, Tony (Bernie) Martian of Helena, MT, Thomas (Barb) Martian of Yuma, AZ and Adella Feil of Lewiston MT; sisters-in-law: Kathy Martian of Towner, ND, Margaret Martian of Rocklin, CA and Betty Martian of Grand Forks, ND.

Violet was preceded in death by her husband; infant daughter: Sheryl; brothers: Frank Martian, Edmond Martian, Nick Martian and Raymond Martian; sisters: Anne Skrede and Emma Garman.

Violet was preceded in death by her husband; infant daughter: Cheryll; brothers: Frank Martian, Edmond Martian, Nick Martian and Raymond Martian; sisters: Anne Skrede and Emma Garman.

Mass of Christian Burial: be Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 AM at St. William’s Catholic Church in Maddock.

Burial will be later this spring in Greenwood Cemetery, rural Maddock.

Visitation: Sunday in the church from 4 to 6:30 PM in the church

Rosary: 6:30 PM followed by Vigil Service at 7:00 PM both in the church.

The Nelson Funeral Home of Maddock is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com

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