Violet Wendschlag

Aug. 8, 1928 – Nov. 11, 2018

Violet Wendschlag, 90,

passed away on No-

vember 11, 2018 at Provi-

dence Pine Meadows

Health Care in Lexington,


Violet was born in Max,

ND to Henry and Lydia

Krueger on August 8,

1928. She was raised on a

farm near Max. She at-

tended grade school in a

rural school near the

farm, and she attended

high school at Max High

School, graduating in


After high school gra-

duation, she went to work

in Minot, where she met

her future husband, Er-

nest Wendschlag; they

were married on June 1,

1947. Over the years, they

lived in Max, Douglas,

Coulee, Minot and Battle-

view, ND before settling

in Powers Lake, where

she and Ernest lived with

their three children,

Dwight, Marcia and Jim,

for many years.

While living in Battle-

view, Violet and Ernest

enjoyed square dancing

and card playing with

their friends in and

around the town. In

Powers Lake, Violet

worked for 28 years as a

bookkeeper for Farmers

Equity Elevator and for

nearly 25 years as a retail

clerk for the Country

Store. She was an active

member of the Holy Cross

Lutheran Church com-

munity and served for

many years as the church

treasurer. One of her

favorite activities was her

weekly card game with

life-long friends, some-

thing they did together for

many years. In 2002,

Violet moved to Minot,

where she was an active

member of Christ Luth-

eran Church. She lived in

Minot until 2011, at

which time she moved to

a nursing facility in Lex-

ington, KY close to her

son, Jim, and daughter-

in-law, Janey.

Violet is survived by:

Her sons, Dwight (Peggy)

and Jim (Janey)

Wendschlag; son-in-law,

Ken (Laurie) Owens; si-

blings, Gordon Krueger,

Gene Krueger, Connie

Claxton and Marvin

Krueger; grandchildren,

Sara (Owens) Beck, Chris-

ta (Owens) Lippert, Josh

Wendschlag, Stephanie

(Wendschlag) Bohon and

Nicole (Wendschlag)

Gammon; great-grand-

children, Zeke

Wendschlag, Ethan Beck,

Aaron Beck, Tyson Lip-

pert, Braedan Lippert, Jil-

lian Wendschlag, Lewis

Wendschlag, Reid Bohon,

James Bohon, Cameron

Gammon; and step-

grandson, Vincent Bohon.

She is proceeded in

death by her parents,

Henry and Lydia Krueger;

her husband, Ernest;

daughter, Marcia;

daughter-in-law, Jan

Wendschlag; grandsons,

Eric and Bryan

Wendschlag; brother, Ro-

land Krueger; and sisters,

Marilyn Krueger, Carolyn

(Krueger) Gullickson and

Geraldine (Krueger)


Violet’s life will be cele-

brated: Saturday, No-

vember 17, 2018 at 10

a.m. at Christ Lutheran

Church, Minot, ND.

Burial: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Visitation: Friday from

5-7 p.m. at Thompson-

Larson Funeral Home,

Minot, ND.

Memorials: are pre-

ferred to Holy Cross Luth-

eran Church in Powers

Lake, ND.

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