June 25, 2019 – Richfield, WI –Violet Louise Hulda Krause was born to life on the family farm on Cedar Lane in Richfield, on May 17, 1920. She was the first and only child of William and Louise (Ziemer) Krause. She was baptized into Christ on June 6, 1920 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she would also attend parochial school. She affirmed her faith on April 9, 1933.
Violet and Sylvester Juech were united in marriage on May 22, 1954 at St. John’s. They first lived on the Juech family farm, and then spent their remaining years on the farm where Violet grew up. Violet had a big garden. Sylvester supplemented his farm work by driving school bus. Though they had no children, they enjoyed time with cousins, nephews, nieces, neighbors and their church family. Sheepshead was a favorite Sunday afternoon game with guests.
Sylvester passed away on April 4, 1996, and somewhere around then, David Dodge (who had been their lawn person) moved in with Violet, and the two became like family. Dave has visited her faithfully in her 13 years at Deerview Meadow Assisted Living in Hartford.
We celebrated Violet’s 99th birthday just a month ago, and gave thanks for what a treasure she was. On June 13, she was hospitalized for the first time in many, many years, and then started hospice care. On Saturday morning, June 22, she was born to eternal life. Karen Keel, visiting from church, was at her side.
Violet is survived by her niece, Phyllis Roncke, and her son’s family: Steve & Kelley, and their son Jacob; nephew Jerome & Maria and their daughter Margie Freund; cousins Art & Marianna Ziemer, Audrey & Donald Groth, and Mary Speakerman; plus her dear friend David Dodge.
Violet will be laid to rest next to Sylvester in Washington County Memorial Park. We give thanks for the staff of Deerview, who loved and cared for Violet for so many years; and for Aurora Hospice staff. For all that was good in her life, and for God’s faithfulness to her and to us all through the years, we say Thanks be to God!