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 Thief River Falls - Violet Bendickson, 91, died Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls.
  Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on  Saturday, January 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, with Rev. Arlen Hermodson officiating. Casket bearers included James Bendickson, Wayne Bendickson, Wesley Bendickson, Kenneth Kain, Richard Kruta and Eldor Ornquist. Honorary casket bearers included all of Vi’s friends at Skylite, with whom she played cards and games. Interment was held at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
 Violet May Farrington was born May 7, 1914 in Chatfield, to Sam and Evelyn (Tompson) Farrington.  They moved to the Oklee area in Equality Township near the Clearwater church in about 1920 and Sam proceeded to farm and work for the local elevator. She attended a local school and graduated from the eighth grade.
  Vi married Selmer Bendickson, November 29, 1933. They resided with Selmer’s mother and rented a farm near River Valley until they purchased their farm in Mayfield Township of Pennington County in 1941. Vi moved to Thief River Falls in 1965 after the death of her husband, Selmer, worked at the Land O’ Lakes turkey processing plant and also held several other part time jobs. She joined the housekeeping department of Northwest Medical Center in November of 1966, where she worked until May 1, 1997, retiring at the age of 83.    
  Vi was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, where she was very active.  She enjoyed playing cards and games at Skylite Apartments, where she lived from 1998 until moving to Greenleaf Assisted Living in August of 2005. She was very pragmatic, honest, fair and ethical.
  Violet is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Orren and Odette Bendickson, Thief River Falls; two grandsons; and three great grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Selmer; three brothers, Richard, Leo and Luverne Farrington; and 4 sisters, Myrtle Hatleli, Daisy Radack, Lilly Johnson and Verna Lawler.