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Viola E. Hefner

Viola E. Hefner, 95, of St. Libory, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at the Grand Island Veterans Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Worms. The Rev. Craig K. Niemeier will officiate. Burial will be in the Norwegian Cemetery northwest of Worms. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Hefner was born on Jan 24, 1921, at St. Libory, the daughter of Arthur and Bertha (Noffke) Niemoth. She received her education at Zion Lutheran Parochial School at Worms. She was united in marriage to Orel “Bud” Hefner on Dec. 10, 1943, at Worms. The couple farmed northeast of St. Libory. Bud died on Oct. 5, 2010 and Viola had resided at the Grand Island Veterans Home the last six years of her life. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Dale Hefner of St. Libory, Ron and Tracey Hefner of Archer and Dorothey “Dora” Hefner of Grand Island; six grandchildren, Dawn, Desi, Erin, Jason, Jennifer and Amanda; and several great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Bud, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Lyle Hefner; a brother, Elton Niemoth; and a sister, Dorothy Hollowell. Memorials are suggested to the church or to the donor's choice. Please sign the guestbook for Viola by visiting www.petersfuneralhome.net.

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Viola was my neighbor, I can remember all the times going over there and having her lemon bars ( which she made special for me) and coffee with Viola and Bud. Eating watermelons with Dale, Bud and Viola. I would ride my horse by and stop for long visits. I can still remember her washing jeans out in the bucket before she put them in the washing machine. I hold many found memories of Viola. My mom and dad if they wondered where I was they would call over to Viola and most times I was there. Viola was a very sweet lady and will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers to Dale, Ronnie and family

Mary Janssen Ray Oct 25 2016 1:22 PM

Viola was my grandma. As I sit here with a flood of memories it makes me smile. She is the woman in my young life that impacted me in so many ways. The baking,cooking,gardening,playing cards,drinking coffee,making playdoe and so much more. I just loved her. My last visit with her at the VA...will be my last memory. She was so sweet Happy and spunky...fly with the angels grandma....you were loved and will be missed but always remembered. Love,Desiree

Desiree Kelly Oct 24 2016 11:28 PM