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Violet Nielsen - November 30, 2015

Violet Nielsen, 93 years of age from Minden, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Bethany Home in Minden.
Obituary of Violet M. Nielsen May 1, 1922 - November 30, 2015. Vi Nielsen on special occasions with family and friends would read aloud her favorite verses from Ecclesiastes.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born. . . .” Violet Margaret Nielsen was born on May 1, 1922, to Jim and Christine (Jepsen) Pedersen on the family farm just east of Minden. She was named for the abundant purple spring flowers which adorn the earth at that time of the year. She loved to tell the story of her childhood job of watching the cows in the pasture behind the homestead to prevent them from wandering onto the nearby railroad tracks. She walked with her sisters to a one room school house and when she graduated from Minden High, she began a teaching career in a one room rural schoolhouse.
for complete obituary see December 9 Courier