Violet ‘Vi’ Garbers

WELCOME – A Celebration of Life service for Violet “Vi” Garbers, 90, of Welcome, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park, Fairmont.

Garbers died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Lutz Wing in Fairmont. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Welcome and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Kramer Family Funeral Home of Welcome is in charge of arrangements.

Violet Mary Amanda Mussmann was born April 23, 1923, in Welcome, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Luise (Storbeck) Mussmann.

Survivors include: her sons, James Garbers of Owatonna, Micky Garbers of rural Welcome, and Richard Garbers of Welcome; daughter, Cynthia Schultz of Orange City, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Ardis McKean and Evelyn Helvig both of Fairmont.