Kim Daniels, 52
Funeral services were held Friday, December 21,
2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church
in Montevideo for Kim Daniels. Rev. Paul Woolverton
officiated the service. Debra Lee Fader was soloist
accompanied by Barb Morseth. A piano solo was by
Casketbearers were Chuck and Sue DeVetter, Mike
and Carol DeVetter, Mark DeVetter and Kim Mickelson,
Paul and Tammy DeVetter
Kimby Elizabeth (DeVetter) Daniels was born July
24, 1955 at Tracy, MN the daughter of Charles and
Sharon (Vershey) DeVetter. She graduated from Tracy
High School in 1973 and then attended St. Cloud
State University and Mankato State University. Kim
was united in marriage with Steven Daniels on March
21, 1975 at Tracy, MN. They lived in Tracy before
moving to Montevideo in 1981. They lived in Austin,
MN from 1985-90 before returning to Montevideo.
Kim was popular in high school enjoying theater,
the arts, music and school life in general. Throughout
her life she continued to participate in these areas
of interest at home, at work, and as a frequent
volunteer. She particularly enjoyed working with
and entertaining children. She focused her high
energy, talent, and creativity on her husband, four
children and two grandchildren. In her own written
words recently found: “I took the wife and
mother job and ran with it... I work so hard at
being the best wife, mother, volunteer there ever
was.” She leaves us many memories of children’s
plays, puppet shows, and other volunteer roles.
Many of her talents are displayed in seasonal wreaths
hanging in homes, stain glass projects, banners
in church, furniture and a variety of children’s
things. Her interests also included reading, cooking,
sewing, gardening, and decorating. Kim’s children
and grandchildren were “the joy of my life”.
She also enjoyed entertaining “with some flare”
a large family including grandparents, parents,
in-laws, brothers and spouses, nieces and nephews,
her children and their partners and spouses, as
well as friends. She loved them all. Kim chose employment
outside her home different times in her life in
a variety of positions and again “ran with
it” utilizing her talents at each job and
was appreciated by her peers. Throughout her life,
her faith in God guided her to be the person she
was. A frequent comment of Kim by family and friends
is she was a very special person ... and she is!
Kim died Sunday, December 16, 2007 at the Chippewa
County - Montevideo Hospital at the age of 52.
She is survived by her husband, Steve; four children:
Hans (significant other Kristi Riskey) of Montevideo,
MN, Eric (significant other Erin Frolander) of Anchorage,
AK, Heidi (and Jason) Van Marel of Hutchinson, MN,
and Kari Daniels of Montevideo, MN; two grandchildren:
Katelyn and William Van Marel; four brothers: Charles
II (and Susan) DeVetter of Council Bluffs, NE, Michael
(and Carol) DeVetter of Minneapolis, MN, Mark DeVetter
of St. Cloud, MN, and Paul (and Tammy) DeVetter
of Lake Elmo, MN; her parents: Charles and Sharon
DeVetter of Waterloo, NE; her maternal grandfather,
Darold Weinberg of Currie, MN; and nieces, nephews,
Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents
and maternal grandmother.
Interment was at the Tracy Cemetery.
Viola Werner, 87
Viola Dee Cope was born on October 24, 1920 at Fort
Dodge, Iowa to James and Clara (Hansen) Cope. She
lived in Minneota as a young child and graduated
in 1938 from Minneota High School.
On July 30, 1940 she was united in marriage to Bud
(Earl) Werner in Stewartville, Iowa.
They lived in Tracy for approximately 30 years.
Vi worked at several shops, including Vahle Shoe
Store, Rignell Hardware, Graham Clothing Store.
She also sold Avon and Beauty Counselor. Bud managed
the golf course and Vi managed Bud.
In 1972 they moved to Minneota where they built
a house and a home. She resided in her green house
until 2005 when she went to live with her daughter.
In 2006 she moved to Morningside Heights in Marshall.
She enjoyed gardening (her flowers were beautiful
and she could grow any thing), reading her Bible,
crossword puzzles, dancing, playing cards and playing
Candyland when her grandchildren were little.
By far her most enjoyable past time was spending
time with her grandchildren – Tracy, Wendy,
Trevor, Megan and Aubrey – they made her eyes
sparkle and her heart warm. She also loved her children
very dearly and always told them so.
She was a caring friend and made people smile with
her compliments and witty humorous remarks.
Megan, Michelle, Mary Jane and Lorraine visited
faithfully. They always enjoyed their times together.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Bud died in 1985 and in 1995 Vi met a special friend
Ralph Van Moorlehem and he remained dear to her
until his death in December 2006.
Viola passed away December 21, 2007 at Morningside
Heights in Marshall at the age of 87 years old.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Mrs. Kevin
Schultz) of Marshall and her grandchildren Tracy,
Wendy, Trevor, and Megan and also one great granddaughter,
Aubrey; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Cope and Dill
Drevor; and one brother-in-law, Donny Werner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud; Son,
Jack who died in 1977; also an infant son, Michael.
She had one brother, Reed Cope and one sister, Betty
Henle proceed her in death. Also her sister-in-law
Ruth Gordon and 2 brothers-in-law, Marvin Gordon
and Harold Drevor.
Services were held December 24, 2007 at Hamilton-Birk
Funeral Home. We will love her forever