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Violet Levina Marie Shuneson

Violet Levina Marie Shuneson, age 91 of Cokato, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 at the Cokato Manor.

She was born Nov. 30, 1914 to Chell and Mary (Mattson) Peterson at home in French Lake Township. Violet attended French Lake Country School through the eighth grade and one year at Cokato School.

Violet worked for Dr. Caitlin, both in his home and at the hospital. She worked for him until she was married to Arvid Shuneson June 6, 1936 in Kingston.

Violet and Arvid enjoyed 47 years of marriage, living on their farm home in Middleville Township. God blessed them with two children, Roger and Beverly.

A long-time member of Albion Evangelical Free Church, Violet was very proud of more than 35 years of perfect attendance at Sunday school. Her love and faith in Christ was known by many, especially her family, as she prayed for each of them daily.

Violet was a 4-H Club leader, vacation Bible school and Sunday school teacher, and a WMS member. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family and making rag rugs. Violet wrote her daily activities in a diary for more than 60 years, and she enjoyed sharing those memories with family and friends.

Violet is survived by her children, Roger (Joan) Shuneson and Beverly (Russell) Irvin; grandchildren, Craig (Lisa) Shuneson, Kevin (Julie) Shuneson, Michael (April) Shuneson, and Kari (Paul) Curtis, Sheryll (Mark) Friend, Brian (Lisa) Irvin and Bruce (Marilyn) Irvin; great-grandchildren, Laura, Andrew, Kelvin, Kylie, Jalyn, Aaron, Logan, Joel, Johannah, Kathrine, Patrick, Peter, Reid, Scott, Ashley, Kayla, Megan, Jordan, Tiffany, Jennifer, Shantel, Zachary, Olivia, Hannah, Tyler, Jordan and Sarah; and two great-great-grandchildren, Antaesha and Gabriel (who was born on Violet’s birthday in 2005).

She is further survived by a brother, Eldon C. (Helen) Peterson; and a sister, Delores (Wally) Sorenson.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents, Chell and Mary (Mattson) Peterson; husband, Arvid; and sister, Gladys Peterson.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. at Albion Evangelical Free Church, rural Cokato, with the Rev. Philip Goeffrion officiating. Music was provided by the Jones family. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Casket bearers were Paul Curtis, Mark Friend, Brian Irvin, Bruce Irvin, Craig Shuneson, Kevin Shuneson, and Michael Shuneson.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.

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