Viola M. Neeser, 71

Viola M. Neeser, a resident of Pierz,  formerly of Brainerd, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Harmony House in Pierz.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in St. Mathias. Burial was at the St. Mathias Parish Cemetery in St. Mathias. Viola Neeser was born July 8, 1941, in Lastrup, to the late Jake and Laura (Leeb) Pella. She grew up on a farm near Hillman. She was united in marriage to Daniel B. Neeser Oct. 21, 1963, at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman. Following their marriage, the couple made their home on a small farm in St. Mathias. She stayed there until Dan’s death June 27, 2005. Viola then moved to Pierz to the Kamnic apartments until September 2009. After her last surgery, she moved to the Harmony House in Pierz. She enjoyed baking bread, sending cards and letters, cooking and trying new recipes.

Viola is survived by her children, Ronald Neeser, Sharon (Steve) Offenhauser of Cottage Grove and Vicki (John) Maleski of Freedhem; six grandchildren, Matt, Keri, Chris, Brooke, Nicole and Adam; and one great-grandchild.

Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Neeser, June 27, 2005; and grandson, Nicholas Van Slyke.

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