Violet (Erickson) Becklund, age 90, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020, with her loving family at her bedside.
Violet was born in East Valley Township and was the daughter of Eneas and Olga Erickson. She attended Ringbo School and graduated from Newfolden High School before becoming a grade school teacher. Violet wed Russell Becklund on August 12, 1956 and moved to the cities where they raised their 4 daughters.
Violet loved arts and crafts, especially crocheting, and being with her family. She had a great sense of humor and always had a cheerful smile for everyone she met. She was loved and will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Russell; and sister, Ione Schiltz. Violet is survived by her daughters, Stacey (Dan) Anschutz, Julie (Bob) Anderson, Rhonda Becklund and Susan (Darryl) Becklund; 6 grandchildren, Jessica Kelly, Crystal Haas, David and Matthew Anderson, Shari and Ryan Stephan; 5 great grandchildren, Morgan, Cecilia, Bryn, Kaylee and Kinzley; brothers, Virgil (Cathy) Erickson and Floyd (Ellen) Erickson; brother in law, Larry Schiltz; and other relatives.
Visitation at 10AM with Funeral Service at 11AM on Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at Miller’s on University, 7398 University Ave NE, Fridley.
Burial service will be at the Holt Cemetery on Monday, March 16 at 12PM, with lunch and fellowship immediately following at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt, MN.
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