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January 23, 2019

12/11/2018 2:48:00 PM
Violet E. Green
b. 1926 d. Dec. 8, 2018

Violet E. Green, age 92, of Remer, MN, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Serenity Living Solutions in Remer, MN. Violet was born in 1926 to Tom and Edith Hicks in Akeley, MN. The family moved to Remer in the early 1930's. She graduated from Remer High School in 1944 and then worked for the Remer Rural Telephone exchange for two years as a switchboard operator. Violet next attended Minneapolis Business College in the Twin Cities, and started working for the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company.

Violet met Elton Green in Remer in 1947, and they were married March 5, 1949 in Fayetteville, North Carolina where Elton was serving in the U.S. Army. The twenty-year army career moved them around several times, to San Antonio, TX, and to Germany twice. After Elton retired in 1968, they moved back home to Remer where they spent the rest of their lives.

Violet enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling with Elton, and had a passion for all things that involved sewing. She and her daughter Linda did upholstery for several years, and operated the "Cat's Meow" craft business for 20 years, selling their "artistic" works at craft fairs throughout Minnesota. Violet was a great cook in her day, and her Sunday chicken dinners, and Mexican feast will be well remembered.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents in the 1960's; husband of 50 years, Elton in 1999; sister, Yvonne in 1944; and infant grandson, Brandon Green.

Violet is survived by her brother, Tom (Nancy) Hicks of Remer, MN; daughter, Linda (Dwayne) Johnson of Remer, MN; two sons, Greg (Kathy) Green of Bemidji, MN and Thomas (Lois) Green of Remer, MN; 6 grandchildren, Andy Green, Nathan Green, Trevor Green, Scarlett Carney, Melannie Cummings, and Rhett (Kim) Johnson; 12 great-grandchildren, Leah Ganzer, Alicia Carney, Zachary Carney, Mica Carney, Johnathan Cummings, Nathan Cummings, Ashley Cummings, Colten Cummings, Jake Cummings, Lilley Cummings, Rhett "RZ" Johnson, Jr., and Veronica "Roni" Johnson; 4 great-great-grandchildren, Sawyer Ganzer, Charlie Ganzer, Alaina Keno and Dre Keno.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 13th from 11:30 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. funeral service at the Congregational Church in Remer, MN. Rev. Bruce Pound will officiate.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Remer, MN.

Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit

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