VIOLET C. DETTMER

Violet

   Violet C. (Mrs. Gordon) Dettmer, age 85, of Faribault died on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Rochester Methodist Hospital.
   Services will be at St. Luke’s Church, Faribault on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Randy Hardy officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
   Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
   Violet C., the daughter of Reinhold and Minnie (Saathoff) Schultz was born on April 18, 1922 in Faribault. She married William Juvland Thompson, they divorced and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1988. On September 15, 1984, she married Gordon F. Dettmer in Faribault. She was formerly employed by Farmer Seed & Nursery, Faribault Foods, Control Data and Faribault Senior High School, all in Faribault and was very active in her church.
   She is survived by her husband, Gordon, of Faribault; five children, Rose Marie (and Dennis) Buendorf of Faribault, William Thompson of Nerstrand, Randy (and Mary Kay) Thompson of Faribault, Jim (and Annette) Thompson of Owatonna and Larry (and Tammy) Thompson of Faribault; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; five step children, Dennis (and Carol) Dettmer of Long Lake, WA, Vana (and Martyn) Schmidt of Baxter, Robert (and Colleen) Dettmer of Forest Lake, Lee (and Shirley) Dettmer of Princeton and Scott (and Jane) Dettmer of Lakeville; 14 step-grandchildren and many step great grandchildren; a sister, Florence Spicer of Faribault and a brother, LeRoy “Lee” R. Schultz of Boulder City, Nevada.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William; a brother, George Schultz, and two sisters, Lilly Wadekamper and Rosella Ives.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below


Name:
Robb & Alyson Dettmer
Email:
ninjamonkeysix@yahoo.com
Date:
Saturday March 15, 2008

Memories

Grandma Vi was just like any great grandma to me. Some might say she was my "step-grandma" but I really knew no difference. We all loved her like a grandmother she loved us just like her very own grandchildren. My wife even embraced her as a her surrogate grandmother since she never really has had a strong relationship with any of her grandparents. Grandpa Dettmer, you married a wonderful woman in Grandma Vi. Our Lord saw it fit to give you someone who you could love and serve and who could love you back just as much (and put up with you antics). We are fortunate and thankful to have been able to visit just a couple months ago to see you both together and her healthy. We thank God that He allowed us have Grandma Vi in our family for 22 years. We love you Grandma.


Name:
Sue Garry & Shirley Henry
Email:
susie02@charter.net
Date:
Tuesday March 04, 2008

Memories

We are sorry to hear of your loss, you are all in our thoughts at this very sad time.


Name:
Gary & Shirley Anderson
Email:
Date:
Monday March 03, 2008

Memories

Gordy, we were so sorry to read that Vi had passed away. It was only a month ago that she told me how much she was going to miss us when we moved. Vi was a very sweet lady.


Name:
Bev (Wendt) Vadner
Email:
bvadner@gci.net
Date:
Monday March 03, 2008

Memories

Vi always held a special place in my heart. I considered her my son Matt's adopted grandmother, right along with Gordon as his adopted grandfather. Since I live far away in Alaska, I didn't get to see Vi as often as I would have liked but always looked forward to our few times together when they happened. I regret that I didn't make the time this last Christmas when I was in Minnesota visiting. My parents, Jeanne and Al Wendt also send their fond remembrances of the fun times they had with Vi and Gordon in Faribault and Forest Lake thoughout the years. We all loved her and will miss her very much. Bev Vadner, Wasilla, Alaska


Name:
Bob & Colleen Dettmer
Email:
rpdettmer1@msn.com
Date:
Monday March 03, 2008

Memories

We have many fond memories of "Grandma Vi" as our children called Vi. She was a great lady and we always enjoyed visiting with her. We will miss you. Bob & Colleen