Viola N. Hofer

Viola N. Hofer, age 79 of North Branch, died on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Birchwood Healthcare Center in Forest Lake after a short battle with cancer.

Viola was born in Carson, North Dakota, on March 26, 1933 to parents Alexander and Martha (Fleihman) Schriock.  She attended schools in Redfield, South Dakota.

She married Norman Hofer on June 30, 1972 in Park River, North Dakota.  Viola and Norman would move to Braham in 1988 and then to Harris in 1995 where they owned the Ginger Avenue Collectables antique store.

Viola loved buying and selling antiques, crossword puzzles and spending time driving with Norman.

She loved animals and especially her four cats.

Viola is survived by her loving husband, Norman; son Joe (Patty) Price of Woodbury; sisters, Sandra (Duane) Bates of Grand Forks, North Dakota and Sylvia (Richard) Theurer of Bowman, North Dakota, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Alan.

Graveside services will be held at the Carson Congregational Cemetery at Carson, North Dakota.

Memorials are preferred to the Animal Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch.  Condolences maybe left at www.grandstrandfh.com.

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