In Memory of Violet Wells
Violet Wells, age 92, of Crystal, MN and formerly of Hayward, WI passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, November 19, 2021 at her daughter’s home.
Violet Evelyn was born October 31, 1929 in Ladysmith, WI the daughter of Richard and Essie (Sigsworth) Gavin, Sr.
She was raised on her parents’ farms in Couderay and graduated from the Winter School district. Shortly after her high school graduation, Violet was joined in marriage to Delbert Walters in Radisson, WI on June 6, 1947. Violet and Delbert lived in Radisson and Violet was very busy with their seven children and was an active member of the Couderay/Radisson Presbyterian Church. Delbert passed away in a work accident in 1968. Violet married George Onstine in December 1970 and together they had a daughter, Judy. Violet married Darrell “Bud” Wells on November 27, 1980 and moved to Stone Lake, WI. They moved to Hayward, WI in 1986. While living in Hayward she was a member of the Congregation Church in Hayward. Violet enjoyed cooking and worked as a cook for several local businesses including Helsings Cafe, Beechmoor Restaurant and the Co-Op Bakery. In her retirement, Violet lived in Arizona, Oklahoma and Crystal, MN. Violet was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved her family. She always had a special place in her heart for animals and butterfly’s
Violet is survived by seven children, Edward (Sandy) Walters of Radisson, WI, Kathy Walters of West Allis, WI, Ernie Walters of Exeland, WI, James Walters of Nevada, Carol Clancy of Milwaukee, WI, Frank (Wendy) Walters of Crystal, MN, Judy Onstine of Crystal, MN; fifteen grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 17 great great grandchildren; two sisters, Marzella Woodcock of Ladysmith, WI, Julliette Reinaas of Ladysmith, WI, Burton (Muriel) Gavin of Hastings, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Delbert Walters and Darrell Wells; daughter, Rosemary Houston; sister, Essie May Krum; two brothers, Melvin and Richard Gavin; infant son, Donald Glen Walters; and grandson, Robert Heisel.
A funeral service will be held for Violet at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6th, 2021 at the Spider Lake Church, Main Street Campus. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the day of the service at the church. Interment will follow at the Radisson Cemetery.