February 28, 2017 Leave a comment
Violet C. (Johnson) Robison, 95, passed away on February 26, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender; with Pastor Beverly Rautenberg-Panko officiating. Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery in Pender. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the Pender Public Library. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Pender.
Vi was born on September 2, 192l at home on a farm near Pender, Nebraska to William and Frances (Brandt) Weddingfeld. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and later became a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran church.
She graduated from Pender High School. She earned a teaching degree at Wayne State College and began teaching near Walthill, Nebraska. During World War II, she worked at a defense plant in Omaha making crystals for walkie-talkie radios. Vi married Harry Johnson, Jr. on February 2, 1946.
Vi returned to teaching in the 1960s. She taught in several rural districts in the surrounding Pender area. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where she enjoyed quilting and bible study with her Circle group. She was an active member of ESA for many years. Vi loved to dance and loved to tell the story that her first husband Johns learned to dance so he could date her. Vi loved to read and travel abroad. Her other love was gardening. Planting and weeding in her garden until she was 91 years old kept her young and active.
Vi is survived by her daughters, Melodye (Dale) Olson of Omaha, NE, Meridee (Alan) Richards of Chicago, IL, Marvalee (Art) Nakata of Thornton, CO; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; Cory (Catherine) Olson and their daughters, Sophia and Samantha; Ryan (Liza) Olson; Bret Olson and his daughters, Mackenzie and Josie; Kate (Mike) Wheeler and their daughters, Rose and Keira; Zachary Richards and his son Scott; and her only surviving sibling William Weddingfeld, Jr.
Preceding Vi in death were her parents; her first husband Harry Johnson, Jr. and her second husband Harry Robison; brothers, Wilbur and Merlyn Weddingfeld; sisters, Madeline Barker, Myra Watson, Betty Bressler, Genene Busch; an infant brother; grandson Bret Olson’s wife Sarah.