Violet J. Stamm, 86, of Cambridge, died June 8, 2013 at Ecumen Assisted Living in North Branch.
Violet June Stamm was born Nov. 16, 1926 in New Auburn, Minn. to Charles and Elsie (Sickman) Wiechmann. She was raised and attended school in St. Paul, graduating from Central High School. On Dec. 29, 1950 Violet married Emil Stamm at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Paul. They resided in St. Paul until 1955 when they moved to a farm in rural Cambridge. For the past five years Violet lived at Ecumen Assisted Living in North Branch. Violet was an active member at St. John Lutheran Church in Weber for many years, and she had a very strong faith. She loved flower gardening and the farm. Violet was an excellent baker and enjoyed decorating cakes. She also enjoyed going to town and to the cities to shop. Violet especially loved spending time with her family, especially with the grandchildren.
Violet will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Judy (John) Pohl, of North Branch; Karen (John) Bartz, of Isanti; Keith (Sandy) Stamm, of North Branch; and Valerie (Lyle) Bostrom, of Isanti; sister-in-law, Lorine Peterson, of Roseville; seven grandchildren: Jessica (Jeremy) Inness, Jolene (Cory) Thorsen, Rachel (Josh) Heppner, Jacob Pohl, Nathan (Ryanne) Bostrom, Cullen Bartz and Kelsey Bartz; three step-grandchildren: Peter (Jolene) Hasselfeldt, Kip (Shannon) Hasselfeldt, and Lisa (Sean) McLaughlin; seven grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emil; and sister, Velma Marks.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church in Weber with Rev. Kevin Zellers officiating. Gwen Anderson served as soloist and Mary Kay O’Neill as organist. Pallbearers were her seven grandchildren. Interment was in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in North Branch. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.