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Violet Herold

September 27, 1917 — August 6, 2020


Violet Herold

Violet E. Herold, age 102, of Winona, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Sauer Health Care.

Violet was born on September 27, 1917, in the Town of Lincoln, Buffalo County, Wisconsin, to Fred and Clara (Beck) Balk, and was united in marriage with Wilfred M. Herold on August 30, 1938, in Cochrane, WI.  Wilfred and Violet moved to St. Charles where they farmed with her parents for three years, then they continued farming until 1963, when Violet did housekeeping for many families in the area.  Wilfred passed away on October 17, 1972.

Violet was a long-time member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilson and its Ladies Aid.  She will be remembered for her love of playing cards, especially 500 and Shafskopf.  Her greatest joy in life was her family, and she especially cherished the time that she spent with her grandchildren.  She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Violet is lovingly survived by her son: Lee (Sheryl) Herold, Winona; son-in-law: Mike Carlson, Rochester, MN; grandchildren: Debbie Hanson, Leslie (Tony) Petersen, Kristi (Steve) Heftman, Tim (Tara) Herold, Mindy (Roger) Moger, Dawn (Mike) Sample, and Greg (Joann) Carlson; great-grandchildren: Cody, Brennen, Dylan, Amber, Ashley, Brady, Bryce, Bennett, Daylan, Morgan, Casey, Isaiah, Kadence, Owen, Violet, and Marshall; great-great-grandchild: Adalynn; as well as other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter and son-in-law: Karen and William Long; daughter: Mary Ann Carlson; parents; brother and sister-in-law: Elroy and Violet Balk; and an infant sister.

Visitation will be held from 10 AM until 11 AM on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home’s new location at 376 East Sarnia Street in Winona.

A private family service will be held, with the Reverend Matthew Schoell officiating.  Violet will be laid to rest at the Buffalo City Public Cemetery in Buffalo City, WI.

Pallbearers will be: Tim Herold, Greg Carlson, Tony Petersen, Roger Moger, Steve Heftman, and Mike Sample.

Violet’s family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the staff at Sauer Health Care for the loving care that she received, and for the way in which they truly made Sauer her home.

Memorials would be appreciated to Sauer Health Care, or to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilson.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home

376 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987

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