Violet Reinertson

August 15, 2018

obit Violet ReinertsonAug. 2, 1920 – Aug. 7, 2018

Violet H. Reinertson, age 98 of Hendricks, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks, with Rev. Allen Molascon officiating. Buri­al was in the Hendricks City Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, Aug. 11 one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. The Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel of Hendricks, was entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Violet was born on the family farm in Lake Ben­ton Township to Frank and Anna Lindus. She spent her childhood on the farm and later moved to the city of Lake Benton, where she at­tended and graduated from Lake Benton High School. In 1949 Violet graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in the Hendricks Hospital and Retirement Home.
In 1941 she married Si­mon Thoreson and they had one child, Larry. Si­mon died in 1958. Violet married Odell Reinertson in 1959 and they had two children, Randal and An­nette. After Odell’s death in 2002, Violet maintained a companionship with Harry Hansen.
Violet was a support­ive wife and mother. She worked for many years alongside her husband Odell, raising cattle and running his veterinary practice. Violet had two great passions – gardening and collecting rocks. She was self-taught and had a given talent with garden­ing. For many years, using the flowers from her gar­den, she prepared floral arrangements for many celebrations, including weddings and gradua­tions.
Violet is survived by her longtime companion Harry Hansen; her three children—Larry (Wanda) Thoreson of Zimmerman, Randal (Geetha) Rein­ertson of League City, Texas, and Annette (John) Banchy of Tucson, Arizo­na; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchil­dren; her brother Harley (Lois) Lindus of Grants­burg, Wisconsin; and sisters-in-law Grace Christianson of San Jose, California and Vivian Eg­gen of Astoria, South Da­kota.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sis­ter Bernice Pederson, first husband Simon Thoreson, and second husband Odell Reinertson.
Blessed be her memory.