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Viola Erdelbrock

Viola L. Erdelbrock, age 89, of New Rockford, ND, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.

Viola Lenora Erdelbrock, known as Vi, was born March 31, 1922, on the family farm near Hamberg, ND, the daughter of Andrew and Emma (Erickson) Simonson. She was baptized at Eden Lutheran Church and confirmed at Grandfield Lutheran Church. Vi grew up and attended school west of Sheyenne.

In 1942, Vi married Alton Paulson, with whom she had one daughter and later became widowed. On December 28, 1951, she was united in marriage to Herbert L. Erdelbrock at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Rockford. They had two daughters and farmed for many years in Munster Township near New Rockford; they moved into New Rockford in 1987. Herb and Vi spent twenty winters in Texas and Nevada, enjoying their travels to and from North Dakota. Vi and Herb had celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary prior to Herb passing away on April 26, 2008.

Over the years, Vi, along with being a homemaker and helping on the farm, worked at the New Rockford Hotel, Sioux Manufacturing in Fort Totten, ND, and painted and wallpapered homes in the surrounding area. She also became the neighborhood beautician as she gave countless perms and haircuts.

Vi was a lifelong member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Eagles Auxiliary, Homemakers Club, Senior Citizen Center, and the American Legion Auxiliary in New Rockford. Vi enjoyed spending time and traveling with her family. She spent lots of time with her grandkids, baking, canning, gardening, growing flowers, playing cards with her friends, bowling, playing bingo, reading, and volunteering at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. She was active in church, attending Bible study, teaching Sunday School and Bible School and was a member of the LWML. Her compassion and sweet demeanor brought years of comfort to those around her. Vi loved life and was always up for a trip.

Vi will be remembered and deeply missed by her two daughters, Jerilyn (Bob) Kaiser, Jamestown, ND, Cheryl (Bob Janzen) Erdelbrock, New Rockford; four grandsons, Wayne (Missy) Munson, Bismarck, ND, Shayne Munson, West Fargo, ND, Jason (Christina Anderson) Munson, New Rockford, Justin (Tiffany) Munson, New Rockford; seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one son-in-law, Tom Munson; one sister, Vera Risovi, Harvey, ND; one sister-in-law, Clara Simonson, New Rockford, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one daughter, Connie Munson; four brothers, Edgar, Lawrence, Alvin, Norton; three sisters, Myrtle Bergrud, Blenda Nyhusmoen and Edna Hanson.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND

DATE AND TIME: Friday, March 30, 2012 at 2:00PM

BURIAL: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND

Posted Condolences:



Name: marcia madsen

Date: 4/12/12

Message: My thoughts are with you- it's been so many years since I've seen Aunt Vi- and any other relatives from ND- I mostly remember her kindness. Blessings to her children and grandchildren


Name: Joelyn (Bymoen) Scriba

Date: 3/30/12

Message: My sympathy in the loss of your mother.  Though many years have passed, I certainly yet recall your folks when we lived in Munster.


Name: Deb Hoffman

Date: 3/30/12

Message: Cheryl--I am so sorry to you and your family for your loss. I loved Vi so much and have fond memories of our growing up years. The angels in heaven are surrounding her now and she is at peace in a beautiful place. Love you, Cheryl--remember who to lean on, we got ya in our arms.


Name: Judy Kaiser

Date: March 29, 2012

Message: Jeri and Cheryl, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother.  Treasure all the good times.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judy Kaiser (sister of Bob Kaiser)


Name: Dana Wright

Message: My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you this week.


Name: Linda Lauckner

Date: March 30,2010

Message: Vi was a bowling buddy of Rogers, she loved his CD's and when he would play guitar she was there. She was a dear friend and I got to work with her when she became a resident at the LHGS as I work there. We share in your loss and her memory will live on with us. All our sympathy to each of you. Love and Prayers. Linda and Roger.


Name: Ann and Dale Reilly

Date: 3/29/2012

Message: God bless you all at this time of sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Name: Susan Hystad Nicholls

Date: 3/28/12

Message: Jeri: So sorry to read the in the paper of your mom's passing, It's been years since we worked together but I do remember how much you loved your mom. Sounds like your mom lived life well, hold on to the memories. xoxo - Susan


Name: JoAnn (Schagunn) Watson

Date: 03/28/12

Message: My thoughts & prayers go out to the WHOLE FAMILY.
Vi was My Mother's bowling buddy and Friend. Cheryl I am so sorry I did not reconize you at my mother's funeral. Remember those precious memories of Viola for these are how we get thru those hard times.
TAKE CARE JoAnn Watson


Name: Rachel Munson

Date: 3/27/2012

Message: You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time. Grandma Vi was a great person. She will be missed.


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