October 20, 1916 – Saturday, September 29, 2007
Zion in Buffalo
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Violet G. Breivold, age 90 of Buffalo, died Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Park View Care Center.
Violet Genevieve was born to Christ and Etta (nee Gjesdahl) Christopherson in Polk County on October 20, 1916. She was baptized and confirmed in Valle Lutheran Church (near Oklee). In 1941, Violet married Ole Breivold. Together they farmed in Polk and Red Lake Counties until 1980 when they moved to Oklee. Ole died in 1983. An active member of the Oklee Zion Lutheran Church, Violet taught Sunday School for 23 years, was a member of the Ladies Aide, worked with the Luther League, and was the church™s secretary and treasurer. She was also a 4-H Leader for many years. A wonderful cook and baker, especially of buns and lefse, Violet decorated countless wedding and birthday cakes. Although she enjoyed playing Scrabble and working crossword puzzles, Violet™s joy in life was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandsons. She loved to be with people, laughing and having fun. In 1987, Violet married Albert Breivold and moved to Buffalo where she became a friend of the Buffalo Zion Lutheran Church. Albert died in 1995. Violet frequently visited friends and family at Oklee, and enjoyed staying at the farm place. In 2006, Violet became a resident of Park View Care Center.
Violet Breivold is survived by son, Ronald (Christy) Breivold, Minneapolis; daughter, Carol (Lee) Kjesbo, Buffalo; six grandchildren: Melissa (Tim) Duffy, Mark Kjesbo, Darren Breivold, Elise (Shawn) Longhenry, Molly Kjesbo, and Melanie Kjesbo; three great-grandsons: Keegan, Finnegan, and Macgregor Duffy. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; two brothers: Selvin, and Helmer; and two sisters: Helen, and Gladyce.
Funeral services are Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at Buffalo Zion Lutheran Church with visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. A second visitation and service will be held at Oklee Zion Lutheran Church on Friday, October 5, beginning at Noon until the funeral at 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the Oklee Cemetery.