Thief River Falls - Violet Ranum, 93, Thief River Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 28 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Jonathan Dodson officiating. Casket bearers included Violet’s grandsons: Larry Anenson, Gary Anenson, Terry Anenson, Michael Brekke and Jon Brekke. Honorary casket bearers included Violet’s granddaughters: Lori Bothum, Geri Nyland, Patty Mayer, Roberta Riegle, Lisa Kosel and Bobbi Clements. Interment was held at Bethlehem Cemetery, Agdar Township, Marshall County.
Violet Senum was born on July 27, 1920, daughter of George and Jennie (Holmstrom) Senum. She attended country school, and grew up in Silverton Township, working at the Avalon Hotel.
In 1945, she was united in marriage to Stanley Ranum. They made their home in the Warren, Thief River Falls, and Plummer, area.
Violet enjoyed talking about old times and visiting with family and friends.
Violet is survived by her loving daughters, Jane (Robert) Anenson of Mounds View, Sandy (Larry) Anenson of St. Hilaire, and Susan (Bob) Brekke of Billings, Mont.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Manderud of St. Paul, Lorraine Hendrickson of St. Paul, Delores (Mel) Anderson of Nebraska; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley; sons, Virgil and Roger; four brothers, Lawrence, Earl, Wilfred and Edward; and two half-sisters, Caroline and Laura.
Family condolences may be sent to www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.