|Charles Viken, 68|
|Written by TRF Times|
Roseau - Charles Viken, 68, died on October 28, 2005 at the Roseau Area Hospital.
Funeral Services for Charles Viken were held on Friday, November 4, at the Rose Lutheran Church.
Charles Ardell Viken, the son of Amanda (Albin) and Casper Viken was born in Roseau, on November 1, 1936. He completed most of his schooling in Roseau, and attended Crookston High School for one year.
On February 8, 1958 he and Glenice Starren were united in marriage in Roseau by Reverend Rykken. They lived in Roseau their entire married life other than one year in Red Lake Falls, where Charles worked on a farm. He farmed most of his life in Roseau County. He and Glenice raised their four children, Gwendolyn, Teresa, Timothy, and Ellen in Roseau. Charles later sold the farm and worked for R & Q Trucking where he drove gravel truck for six years.
Charles loved to fish. He liked woodworking in his garage, and very much enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandchildren. He was a member of the Rose Church Men’s Club, the Wheat Grower’s Association, and also the Bluegrass Association.
He is survived by his wife Glenice of Roseau, children Gwendolyn (Scott) Stenvik of Thief River Falls, Teresa (Bob) Grugal of Roseau, Timothy Viken of Roseau, and Ellen (Robbi) Brateng of Thief River Falls; Nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Darlene Bowden of Sabin and Linnea (Tom) Horn of Houston, Texas; brothers-in-law, Dennis Starren of Roseau and Lyle (Loralie) Starren of Roseau; aunts, Gerda Anderson of Las Vegas, Nev., Ardis Erickson of Wisconsin and Beatrice Grahn of Florida, Palma Marouslek and Nora Sobeck and also many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant child, an infant brother and his parents.