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 Violet Mae <I>Newell</I> LaFever

Violet Mae Newell LaFever

Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA
Death 6 Dec 2012 (aged 93)
Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA
Burial Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 101993790 · View Source
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Violet LaFever, age 93, of Storm Lake, Iowa died December 6, 2012 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Violet Mae Newell was born on November 18, 1919 to John and Ethel Newell of Storm Lake. She spent her childhood in Storm Lake and graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1938. She married Wilbur G. LaFever on December 21, 1940 in the Methodist Church parsonage in Storm Lake. They were blessed with two children, a little daughter, Jean Marie and a little son, Jerry Wilbur.

Violet was a member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Her husband Wilbur passed away on November 20, 1984. They loved to go to dances and play Bingo and cards. They also loved family get-togethers with her parents and brothers, and sisters and their families. They were a very close family and in her later years, she and her two sisters and their families still had get-togethers. They loved those times they were able to spend together. Later on in her life, her son, Jerry, moved back to live with her and take care of her so she wouldn't be alone.

Violet took care of babies and small children for seven different families in Storm Lake for 26 years and loved the little ones.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jean Marie (as an infant); her husband, Wilbur; parents, John and Ethel Newell; her brothers: Glenn, John and Howard Newell; sisters: Grace Strock, Annabell Newell, and Lois Bruns; and many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Those who will cherish her memory are her son, Jerry LaFever and ex-daughter-in-law, Donna Zimmerman Jesse both of Storm Lake, Iowa; grandchildren: Lynn and Korey Kollbaum of Fonda, Iowa; Brandon and Eva LaFever of Storm Lake, Iowa; little great grandson, Collin J. LaFever and many nieces and nephews. Also her sister, Emma Hanson and her husband, Harold of Sioux City, Iowa. Many of her friends have already passed away whom she was very fond of.
Obituary & Photo is from The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home

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  • Created by: Memories 4 ever
  • Added: 10 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101993790
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Violet Mae Newell LaFever (18 Nov 1919–6 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101993790, citing Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Memories 4 ever (contributor 47377364) .