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Violet L. Cole Oct. 18, 1918 - Sept. 14, 2008

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GRANITE FALLS -- Violet Lucille Cole, 89 of Granite Falls died Sunday at the Granite Falls Hospital.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Granite Falls Lutheran Church. Burial will be at East Yellow Medicine Lutheran Cemetery in Hanley Falls.

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Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Granite Falls with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Granite Falls Lutheran Church or Granite Falls Hospital.

She was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Lac Qui Parle County, near Boyd to Gottlieb and Elsie (Zietlow) Kelm. She attended Clarkfield School until the death of her father and then country school near Canby. She received her GED from Granite Falls High School and then became a licensed practical nurse.

She married Rudolph Cole on Sept. 27, 1936 in Yellow Medicine County. They farmed in the Hanley Falls and Hazel Run area for 22 years. They moved to Granite Falls in 1958 and Violet worked at the Granite Falls Hospital. She was a member of Granite Falls Lutheran Church and was active in WELCA. She was active in a homemakers club.

She is survived by four children: Marlene Faul of North Newton, Kan., Roger (and Susanne) Cole of Bloomington, Barbara (and Kenneth) Kozak of Oconto Falls, Wis., and Larry (and Linda) Cole of Colleyville, Texas; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one brother: Alfred Kelm of North Branch.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986 and three brothers.

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