Violet Gertrude Ableman, age 80, of Ham Lake died September 30, 2010 at Cambridge Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Monday, October 4th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Rev. Harry Eklund officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service.
Violet Gertrude Ableman was born June 8, 1930 in Morris, Minnesota to Gustav and Augusta Thielke. Violet was raised in Cohasset and graduated from Deer River High School in 1948. On July 9, 1950 she married Wayne Younggren. The family moved to Jesse Lake near Deer River and then to St. Louis Park for 4 years before moving to Ham Lake. On September 22, 1979 Violet married William Ableman and they lived in Ham Lake. Violet worked in production at Thermo-Serv in Anoka for many years, retiring in 1996. She enjoyed gardening, reading, working on crossword puzzles, watching the Minnesota Twins and especially going to the casino.
Violet Ableman (Younggren) passed away peacefully September 30, 2010 at Cambridge Medical Center at the age of 80 years, 3 months and 22 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Wayne M. Younggren and William D. Ableman, son, Gail Younggren, brothers Ruben and Elmer Thielke, and sisters, Florence Barringer and Lillie Covert.
Violet will be lovingly remembered by her son, Rob (LeAnn) Younggren of Ham Lake; three daughters, Linda (Smitty) Smith of Cocoa, Florida, Lori (John) Zins of Foley, Lisa (Duane) Hanson of Oak Grove; one brother, Raymond (Peggy) Thielke of Asheville, North Carolina; two sisters, Eldina (Harvey) Spaulding of Willmar, Doris (Stanley) Jorgenson of Mora; eight grandchildren, Erin, Jamie (John) VanHall, Zach, Dylan, Josh, Luke, Derek and Kyle; one great-grandson, Dylan; and by many other relatives and friends.