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Viola M. Wolters

PIERZ — Viola M. Wolters, 100-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., passed away Thursday, June 24, 2011, at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Faith Community Church in Pierz, Minn., with the Rev. Robert Hoeft officiating. Burial will be in Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield, Minn. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, Minn., and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Viola Mae (Frintz) Wolters was born on Oct. 14, 1910, in Waseca, Minn., to the late Henry and Lena (Taylor) Frintz. She married Arnold “Shorty” Wolters on Dec. 25, 1928, in Waseca, Minn. The couple moved to Litchfield, Minn., in 1947 and to their cabin retreat near Emily, Minn., in 1963. Following her husband Arnold’s death in 1976 Viola lived in their winter home in Lakeland, Fla., and spent summers in Little Falls and Pierz. The last five years she resided at Rose Court in Pierz and then the last two months of her life she lived at Harmony House in Pierz. Viola was a very sharp woman and loved her family very much. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls. She was volunteer of the year at Lakeland Hospital in Florida. Viola was a faithful member of Faith Community Church in Pierz, Minn. 

She is survived by her sons, Wallace (Pat) Wolters, of Harleton, Texas, Gerald (Holly) Wolters, of Emily, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Justine Wolters, of Rapid City, S.D.; friend, Mary Langer, of Brainerd, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and  four great-great-grandchildren.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lena Frintz; husband, Arnold Wolters; son, James Wolters; granddaughter, Terri; six brothers; and four sisters.

Casket bearers will be Jerry Wolters II, George Vyskocil, Eric Vyskocil, Penny Wolters, Wayne Wolters, Wendy Vyskocil and James Wolters Jr.