Viola Anderson

May 14, 1930-Oct. 9, 2020

Viola Anderson, 90,

Minot, ND, passed away

Friday, October 9, 2020, at

Trinity Homes in Minot.

Viola Mae Wolden was

born May 14, 1930, the

daughter of Joseph and

Mabel (Leum) Wolden, in

Mayville, ND. She was

raised and educated in

Mayville, ND, graduating

from Mayville High

School in 1947. Viola had

planned on doing mis-

sionary work until she

met the love of her life,

Lyle Peter Anderson.

On May 29, 1949, Viola

married Lyle at Our Sa-

viors Lutheran Church in

Moorhead, MN. Following

their marriage, they made

their home in a couple of

North Dakota communi-

ties. She worked at May-

ville Hospital for several

years. In 1956, they

moved to Minot, ND. She

was a homemaker for

several years as she raised

her children. She enjoyed

crocheting, knitting, gar-

dening, cooking, baking,

canning, and making lefsa

for her family. She sold

lefsa to many people in-

quiring about it. Viola

worked at Trinity Nursing

Home in Minot for 20

years until her retirement.

Lyle passed away January

23, 2007.

Viola spent her retire-

ment with her children

and grandchildren. After

the flood, Viola lived with

Penny for six years. She

moved to Edgewood Vista

on December 17, 2017,

then to Trinity Nursing

Home in September 2019

where she died peaceful-


Her loving family in-

cludes: children, Dale

(Carelyn) Anderson, De-

vils Lake, ND, Penny

Adam, Minot, ND, Renee

Vannett, Minot, ND, Don

(Sharon) Anderson, Zim-

merman, MN, Tami

(LeRoy) Miller,

Anamoose, ND, and

Michelle (Scott) Scholl,

Bloomington, MN; son-

in-law, Robert Morien,

Appleton, WI; grandchil-

dren, Melissa Anderson,

Vicky Ostwald, Valari

Berger, Rob Morien, and

Brian Morien, John Adam,

Jeff Adam, Michael Van-

nett, Amanda Enget, Lisa

Vannett, Matthew Ander-

son, and Nichole Ander-

son; 22 great- grandchil-

dren; sisters, Claire John-

son and Joann (Pat) Fin-

strom, both of Grand

Forks, ND; and numerous

nieces, nephews and


Viola was preceded in

death by her parents,

Joseph and Mabel; hus-

band, Lyle; son, David

Duane Anderson;

daughter, Judy Morien;

son-in-law, David Adam;

granddaughter, Sandy

Paddock; brothers, Kermit

and Milton Wolden; and

sister, Lois Pointer.

Funeral: Tuesday, Oc-

tober 13, 2020, at 11:00

am at Southside Church

of the Nazarene in Minot,

ND. The family en-

courages those who attend

to wear a mask and ob-

serve social distance.

Interment: at Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,

ND. Due to the Corona-

virus Pandemic, please

observe social distancing.

Visitation: Monday

from 4 to 6 pm at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

The service will be

livestreamed for the pub-

lic to view and can be ac-

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