Violet Ceglowski, 76, Minot, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, in a Minot hospital.
Violet Emma Hanson was born Feb. 12, 1933, a daughter of Ernest and Alice (Nelson) Hanson, in Kenmare. She was reared and educated in Portal.
On Dec. 27, 1948, Vi married Leo A. Ceglowski at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bowbells. They made their home in Portal, where they farmed until their retirement. During this time she also drove school bus for Burke Central School, and had worked for U.S. Customs in Northgate clearing potash trucks. She was the manager of HA and JL Wood Custom Brokers until she retired. In September 2001, they moved to Minot. Vi and Leo were married for 58 years prior to Leo's passing on June 1, 2007. Following her husband's death, Vi continued to reside in Minot.
She was very active with St. John's Catholic Church in Portal. She served on the Burke County Social Service Board and was an emergency medical technician for the Portal Ambulance for many years. She was currently attending St. Leo's Catholic Church in Minot.
Vi's hobbies included golfing at Gateway Cities Golf Club and curling at North Portal Curling Club.
Vi's loving family includes: son, Dave (Debbie) Ceglowski, Portal; and daughter, Betty Trzpuc, Minot; grandchildren, Shane (Michelle) Barber, Pamela Ceglowski, Eric Ceglowski, Shanna (Tim) Welsch and Jeffery (Nichole) Brock; great-grandchildren, Alissa, Macee, Kaytland, Hayden and Daylia; brother, Ernie (Shirley) Hanson, Minot; and several nieces and nephews.
Vi was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo; son, Donald; son-in-law, Dennis Trzpuc, M.D.; and sister, DeLorse Berry.
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.
Vigil prayer service: Friday at 1:15 p.m. in St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Friday, one hour prior to the service, at the church.
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(Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)