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Viola "Vi" Porter Villebrun
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Birth: May 29, 1919
Nett Lake
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 2012
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Viola "Vi" Villebrun, 92, the oldest resident of Nett Lake, passed away at the Cook Nursing Home on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

She was born in Nett Lake on May 29, 1919, the daughter of Edward and Anna Porter. She attended Indian boarding school in Toma, Wisconsin, after which she returned to Nett Lake. Vi married Frank "Bronc" Villebrun in 1936, they made their home and raised their family in Nett Lake. She retired as a social worker for St. Louis County, employed for many years based in Nett Lake, where she helped many people. She also went to carpentry school, and not only learned to build structures but also personal family items, such as bassinettes for babies. Her family fondly recalls her being a great cook, making the best cinnamon rolls. She loved to travel, enjoyed bingo and charitable gambling. Vi was a avid reader, liked working crossword puzzles and had a exceptional memory, especially the history of the early years. She had made her residence at the Cook Nursing Home the past year and a half. She was known and loved by all, and will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank "Bronc" Villebrun in 1986; 2 daughters, Ramona Villebrun in 2009 and Patricia Villebrun in 2011; numerous other siblings also precede her in death.

Vi is survived by 1 son, Frank (Elaine) Villebrun ; 3 daughters, Olive Connor, Eileen (Kenny) Barney and Jacquelyn K. Villebrun; 1 sister, Josephine Chavers; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and 4 great-geat-great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in the Bois Forte Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Ramona Lee Villebrun (1939 - 2009)*
  Patricia Ann Villebrun (1947 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Bois Forte Cemetery
Nett Lake
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: JudyH
Record added: Apr 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87983580


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