Vivian Helen (Kuglin) Rien, age 100 years, 11 months and one day, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, while residing at the Cokato Manor Nursing Home.
A Celebration of Life service will take place Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at Albion Evangelical Free Church, Cokato, with Pastor Philip Geoffrion officiating. Music will be provided by Norma Geoffrion.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a memorial may be sent to Albion Ev. Free Church.
Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato & Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com.
Vivian was born Sept. 30, 1915, in Renville County, to the late Fred and Annie (Ahrendt) Kuglin. She attended the Middle Creek Evangelical Church, where she was both baptized and confirmed.
Vivian attended Beckyn District 27 country school, and Renville High School.
She was united in marriage to Alvin Rien of Paynesville March 2, 1941, at the Middle Creek Evangelical Church in North Redwood. Following their marriage, the couple moved to a farm south of Annandale. On this farm they spent many joyous years working the farm and raising three children.
In 1980, Alvin and Vivian semi-retired after 39 years, and moved across the road from their farm.
Alvin passed away in 1992; and in 1996, Vivian moved to Cokato.
Alvin and Vivian joined Albion Evangelical Free Church in 1943, where they were faithful members and workers for the Lord. At the time of Vivian’s passing, she was the oldest living member of Albion Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Gloria (Lawrence) Kroshka of Peoria, AZ; son, David (Gwen) Rien of Cokato; and their children and grandchildren; Terry (Debbie) Marcus and Devan; Jarrod (Jen) Cameron, Phillip, Tyler, and Alannah; Chad; Shane (Shauna); Misse -Keegan and Haley; and Ryley; son Steven (Judy) Rien of Annandale and their children and grandchildren; Matthew (Amy) Katelyn, Brantley, Emma, and Adeline; and Michael (Melanie) Rowen and Nora; sister-in-law Edna Kuglin; nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to her husband, Alvin, Vivian was preceded in death by her mother in 1918, and her father in 1953; brothers Walter, Lawrence and Orville; and sisters Sylvia, Mable, and Pearl.