Violet Brummond Gleason

Violet Brummond Gleason, 97, Granville, formerly of Deering, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Violet Merle Hamilton was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Sherburne County of Minnesota, near Princeton, to Everett and Mary (Wheeler) Hamilton. Her family moved to Granville when she was 2 years old and she attended school in Granville.

Violet married Maynard Brummond on Dec. 27, 1932. They made their home in Granville, Towner and Deering before returning to Granville where she since had lived. During this time she owned and operated Vi’s Cafe in Granville and Vi’s Market in Deering for 27 and a half years. Maynard died on Oct. 18, 1974. Violet married James Gleason on Sept. 9, 1975, in Granville. James passed away on April 2, 1984. Violet retired in 1988.

Violet was a member of Hope Congregational Church, Granville, and the Eagles Aerie and Moose Lodge, both in Minot.

Violet loved watching The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, and basketball and baseball games, especially the Twins. No football for her. Her favorite hobbies were quilting and bingo. If you mentioned playing bingo she would beat you out the door.

She will be deeply missed by her family.

Violet is survived by: her son, Arlyn (Leone) Brummond of Laramie, Wyo.; daughters, Valda Mahle and Sandra Duchscherer, both of Granville, Darla (Gary) Cota of Dickinson; daughters-in-law, Eileen Brummond, Granville, and Judy Brummond, Red Lake, Minn.; 22 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shortly before her passing, Violet was hospitalized at the same time in the same hospital with five generations of her family when her identical twin great-great-grandchildren were born.

Violet was preceded in death by: her parents; two husbands; sons, Mylen and Leslie; grandsons, Steven Duchscherer and Russell Brummond; great-grandchildren, Jessie Cota, Russell Brummond, Chase Olson and Lisa Mahle; sisters, Lola Deibler, Laura Rowland, Maude Dahn, Almeda Allison, Shirley Stutts, Mildred Hamilton and Mable Hamilton; brothers, Earl, Frank, Edward and Clifford; and sons-in-law, Adam Duchscherer and Arne Mahle.

Celebration of the Life of Violet Gleason: Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. in First Lutheran Church, Granville.

Interment: Granville Community Cemetery, Granville.

Visitation: Monday from 2 to 6 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

The family prefers memorials to Trinity Hospice, Hope Congregational Church in Granville or to the donor’s choice.

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