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Violet L. Thaemert, 68

Violet L. Thaemert, age 68, of Mayer, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001 at her home in Mayer.

Violet was born July 22, 1933 at Helen Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William and Lillian (Stuedemann) Klaustermeier. She was baptized Aug. 20, 1933 at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. J. Dysterheft, and confirmed May 5, 1946 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Glencoe, by the Rev. A. Struefert.

Violet was united in marriage to Allan H. Thaemert Aug. 22, 1981 at Zion Lutheran Church, Helen Township, by the Rev. Robert Schaefer.

Violet enjoyed crocheting, woodworking, and working with her flowers. She worked at Tonka Toys for 10 years and later, worked at Good Samaritan Center in Waconia.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lillian Klaustermeier; brother, Marvin Klaustermeier; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harvey and Emma Thaemert; step-mother-in-law, Hilda Thaemert; brother-in-law, Ellsworth Thaemert.

Violet is survived by her husband, Allan; children and spouses, James Schauer of Mayer, Gerry and Jim Stepien of Glencoe, Julie and Kevin Muenchow of Plato, Sharon and Nick Schneider of Pierz, Cheryl and David Lee of Roseau, Steve and Kim Thaemert of Princeton, Kevin and Theresa Thaemert of Elk River, Jeff and Yolanda Thaemert of Waco, Texas, and Dawn and Darrell Grams, Jr. of Hamburg.

She is further survived by 23 grandchildren: Lisa and Andy Wachholz; Brian Stepien and special friend, Deb Giese; Ericka and Matthew Muenchow; Christy Schilling and special friend, Galin Michels; Cory Schilling and special friend, Cassie; Ryan Schneider; Nathan, Randi, and Kristin Lee; Steve, Jr. and Erin Thaemert; Matt Thaemert; Stephanie, Katie, Sarah, Steven, and Miranda Thaemert; Joey and Valerie Thaemert; Courtney, Paul, Rebecca, and Erin Grams; two great-grandchildren, Dallas and Michael DeWitt.

Violet also leaves behind her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Verlan and Lorraine Thaemert of Buffalo; Lucille Thaemert of New Germany; Curtis and Lanette Thaemert of Mayer; Leroy and Darlene Schneewind of Waconia; Donald and Phyllis Schneewind of Cologne; Ruth and Bob Mohrman of Deer River; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Violet were Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer. The Rev. Peter A. Meier and The Rev. Jeff Harter officiated at the service.

Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mayer.

Andy Wachholz, Cory Schilling, Nick Schneider, Ryan Schneider, Kevin Muenchow, Matthew Muenchow, Matt Thaemert, Wade Thaemert, Jim Stepien, and Brian Stepien served as casketbearers.

Arrangements were made by the Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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