Viola Mildred (Thor) Anderson, age 95, of Cokato, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at the Cokato Manor, where she had been a resident for five years.
She was born to Oscar and Pauline (Meth) Thor in Wilton, ND, and attended Grass Lake School. After graduation from Wilton High School, she became part of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps and enrolled in the nursing program at Bismarck Evangelical Hospital.
In 1945, Viola attained her RN license and worked in various hospitals, including: Midway (St. Paul), Cokato (until it closed), and Buffalo Memorial Hospital, until her retirement in 1988.
Viola was a long-time member of the North Crow River Lutheran Church. Her faith and love for Jesus were evident to all who knew her.
She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, gardening, traveling, and quilting.
Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Wayland Anderson; and sisters Sadie Thor, Erma Sundblad, and Rose Marie Rosenau.
She is survived by a sister, Helma Rogers; children: Cheryl Anderson of Rochester, and Brian (Fern) Anderson of Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren Ben (Hannah), Joel (Abby), Gretchen, Darren, Rachel, and Connor; great-grandson Levi Anderson; brother-in-law Ron (Glorian) Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services took place Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at North Crow River Lutheran Church.
There was visitation Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato; continuing Thursday at the church, one hour prior to the services.
Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com.