Viola Opal Williams Andersen Froelke, of Rush City, Minn., went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at age 95. She was born July, 1918, on the Williams farm two miles West of Hinckley, Minn., to Bert and Alcy Williams. She attended Hinckley Schools and graduated in 1936. She owned Vis Dress Shop on Main Street in Hinckley during WWII, where the Hinckley News is now located. She worked at several jobs throughout her life, including at her husbands business, Froelke Bros Chrysler Plymouth Dealership, and Implement as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed many hobbies like gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, traveling and dancing to her husbands polka band, The Jolly Dutchman.
She was a dedicated mother and homemaker to her children. Her nickname was Vi, and she had many friends because of her upbeat attitude and good personality. She was considered a second mom to many because of her endearing qualities.
She is preceded in death by husbands Evald Andersen and Ambrose Froelke; son Paul Froelke and infant son Andersen; her parents and brothers, Clarion “Puss” Williams and Roy Williams.
She is survived by five children: Gary (Marty) Andersen, of Land O Lakes, Fla., Faye (Scott) Gardner, of Rush City, Lenne Froelke, of Rush City, John (Kelly) Froelke, of Pine City, and Diane Froelke, of Forest Lake; many nephews, nieces and grandchildren.
She was deeply loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed.? Rest in peace, Mom.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at Olsons Funeral Chapel in Rush City followed by an interment at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Rush City. A notice of the service will be printed in the Post Review when the service date nears.