“Thank you for the thoughtful poem and forget-me-not seeds. I will plant them in my garden if it ever gets warm enough. What a great idea.
— A. W.
Violet L. Breitwieser
August 18, 1919 - January 31, 2013
Violet Louise “Vi” Breitwieser, age 93, a longtime resident of Minooka, IL and DuPage Township, IL, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2013 at Beecher Manor in Beecher, IL. She was born in Momence, IL on August 18, 1919.
Violet is survived by her loving children, Neta Luther of Peotone, IL, Janet (David) Kelm of Greenville, KY, Shirley (James) Nona of Bolingbrook, IL and Barbara (Warren) Hauser of Brooksville, FL; her eleven grandchildren, twenty nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; her dear sister, Glyde (the late Carl) Erickson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Delbert J. “Deb” Breitwieser in 2004; her parents, Frederick and Neta Rayner and her sisters, Elizabeth (Larry) Morgan and Grace (the late Verne) Kuick.
Vi was a longtime active member of First Presbyterian Church of DuPage, Bolingbrook and Aux Sable Grove Presbyterian Church, Yorkville. She always had a deep affection towards children and was Sunday school teacher and a leader in the Girl’s 4H Club. Vi was crowned the very first IL Flying Farmer Queen in 1951. She was a member of the Holiday Rambler Camping Club Chapter 91 and enjoyed wintering with the club in Texas. She was also a very skilled knitter and seamstress.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 9, 9:00 AM until the time of Funeral Services at 10:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of DuPage, 180 North Weber Rd, Bolingbrook, IL. Interment will follow at Wheatland Township Cemetery, Naperville, IL.
For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Violet’s life, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631.