Violet Juntunen, 89, of Sheridan, WY and Rolla, ND, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Sheridan Manor.
Violet Lillian Aileen Tapanila was born June 18, 1928, in Dunblane, Saskatchewan, the youngest of ten children born to Jacob and Jennie (Nordholm) Tapanila. She received her education in Dunblane School and was raised on the family farm near Dunblane. Violet came to North Dakota to help her sister Aili and Hjalmer Juntunen and then met her future husband Arvin Juntunen. Violet and Arvin were married October, 1948, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Together they had two daughters raising them on the family farm near Rocklake, ND. Arvin passed away on July 14, 1960. Violet moved into Rolla with her daughters and worked for a few years at Leevers Super Valu and later in 1969, at Presentation Medical Center retiring in 1998. Violet moved into Parkview Assisted Living in 2013, and then to Sheridan Manor in June 2017.
Violet enjoyed gardening, handwork, playing scrabble, reading, visiting and corresponding with her many friends and family. Anytime spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her joy. She always had a kind word for anyone she met. She will be lovingly remembered for her gentle, kind ways and her loving heart.
Violet is survived by her daughters: Sharla (Lyman) Henderson of Hansboro, ND, Carole (Randy) Good of Ranchester, WY, grandchildren: Sherman (Lisa) Henderson, of Charlotte, NC, Casey (Shannon) Henderson of Jamestown, ND, Bradyn (Pam) Henderson of Rolla, ND, David (Renae) Henderson of Rolla, ND, Amber Mathern of Aberdeen, SD, Julian (Raina) Good of Cheyenne, WY, Paul (Mandy) Good of Cheyenne, WY, Faith (Brad) Cole of Sheridan, WY, sixteen great grandchildren: Maddie, Sophie, Nathan, Trista, Cole, Bode, Alvy and Mya Henderson, Lexi Sveum, Maria and Terry Jo Mathern, Kate, Rachel, Evelyn and Brooklyn Good, Witten Cole, also many nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law: Norma Petsinger, Lyla Juntunen, and Martha Tapanila. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arvin Juntunen, brothers: Arvid, Reino, Edwin, Ernest, and Everett Tapanila, sisters: Aili Juntunen, Ethel Pennington, Ellen Voxland and Elva Thompson.
Violet was a member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Parkview Assisted Living, 618 8th Ave. NE, Rolla, ND 58367 or the Sheridan Manor, 1851 Big Horn Ave., Sheridan, WY 82801.
A Viewing will be held at 12:00 prior to the Service at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church. A Reception will follow at the church. Burial will be held at a later date at the Finnish Cemetery, Perth, North Dakota.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.