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Monday April 11th, 2016
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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Monday April 11th, 2016
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Delores (Stevie) Kathryn Stevens Viaene

Delores died peacefully on Thursday, April 7, 2016, surrounded by her family at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center. She was born in Milwaukee, WI, in 1925 and at the age of one moved to Currie, MN where she grew up and graduated from Tracy High School. Following graduation she moved to Marshall. In 1944 she was united in marriage to Albert Viaene in a double wedding ceremony with his sister. They lived south of Cottonwood where they farmed and raised their nine children. After 56 years on the farm, they retired to Cottonwood and remained there until her health required that she move to Morningside Heights Care Center. Stevie was active at St. Clothilde Church teaching catechism and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She also assisted with Pre-Cana Days and RENEW. She also served as a Diocesan board member for Charismatic and Spiritual Renewal. She worked with Dr. Eckdale to start a Diabetic Center. She organized several bike-a-thons and educational seminars. Stevie also volunteered as a secretary for the DFL and for the Senior Dining Center in Cottonwood. Her family was extremely important to her, therefore she spent many hours watching Al pitch softball and rolle bolle contest, as well as attending concerts, games, recitals, horse shows and rodeos of her children and grandchildren. After her children left home, Stevie worked at Toni’s Pizza, Alco and at Holiday Half-Price Store. She loved playing 500, Pinochle and Bridge and belonged to several card clubs and a bowling league. But most of all she loved when the family would come home for holidays and other special occasions. Stevie is survived by her children: Pat Schultz (Bob Neuman) of Alexandria; Janet (Dave) Fischer of Brooklyn Park; Jayvee (Jools) Viaene of Bonner Springs, KS; Linda (Len) Frey of Spring, TX; Robert Viaene (Dr. Laurie Hill) of Marshall; Lori (Bob) Van Moer of Marshall; Doris (Roger) Bauman of Monticello, MN; Alan (Melissa) Viaene of Fort Dodge, IA; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Fran Viaene. She was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine; her in-laws Cyril and Julieanna Viaene, her husband, Albert, and her son, Paul, granddaughter, Shari Ann Schultz, two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in law. Memorials preferred to Diabetes Association.

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A candle was lit in memory of Delores Viaene

Daughter, Linda Viaene-Frey Apr 30 2016 4:35 PM

Oh my dear sweet mother, whom I came to know and understand so very well, especially in the past five years, I wish so much to still be able to talk to you, love you, and do things with you! You have been my best friend and my grounding force, given me reason for joy in this world, and hope for the next. What you instilled in me and gave me as my mother, I will not forget. You're "in my heart!"

Daughter, Linda Viaene-Frey Apr 30 2016 4:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Delores Viaene

LUC HOLVOET AND ANNELORE BRAEKEVELDT (BELGIUM) Apr 11 2016 12:28 PM

WE HOPE THAT ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES CAN SOFTEN YOUR SADNESS

LUC HOLVOET AND ANNELORE BRAEKEVELDT (BELGIUM) Apr 11 2016 12:28 PM

Dear family We are very sorry to learn that Stevie has passed away. Although we only met her and Al twice, she remained in our heart. She used to write us long New Year letters when she was younger and we loved it! She wrote about her family and about many other things, explaining her way of seeing them. She was a warm-hearted and interesting lady! Love Greet Braekeveldt, Francis Lietaert, Karel, Theo and Henk (from Belgium)

F.Lietaert-G.Braekeveldt Apr 11 2016 9:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Delores Viaene

The Dewerff's Apr 10 2016 3:39 PM

So sorry for your loss.

The Dewerff's Apr 10 2016 3:39 PM

Mike and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your whole family at this very sad time in your lives. Your Mom was a gem and did so much for St. Clotilde's over the years. May she now rest in peace.

Lorraine Weverka Apr 10 2016 2:40 PM

Denise, We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family. Peace, Love & Blessings- Chris & Christa

Chris & Christa Williams Apr 9 2016 10:19 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Also remember all the good time you had with your mother and good memories.

Judy and Arnie Fischer Apr 9 2016 3:29 PM

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