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Vivian E. Wasmund

September 19, 1927 October 1, 2010
Vivian E. Wasmund
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Obituary for Vivian E. Wasmund

Worthington, MN

     Vivian Elaine (Boyer) Wasmund, 83, was born September 19, 1927, on a farm in Round Lake, MN, the daughter of Henry W. and Myrtle E. (Gorst) Boyer. She attended school in Round Lake and graduated in 1945. As a young girl, she worked on the family farm and helped on her brother’s and sister’s farms driving tractors and doing many other chores around the farm. Vivian worked at Farmers produce in Worthington and at Sather Cookie Company in Round Lake for 13 years. She worked various jobs as a waitress, housekeeper, carpenter and mechanic. Vivian married Eugene (Bill) Sowles on May 7, 1949, and they moved to Round Lake, where they worked and raised their five children. Vivian helped Bill do concrete work by carrying block, bags of cement, and mixing mud just right! They were later divorced and Bill preceded her in death on August 8, 2010. Vivian married Walter Wasmund on August 19, 1977. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; they were the highlight of her day. Vivian also loved fishing, playing on the pool league for 17 years, board games and cards, and working outdoors (mowing her children’s lawns). She enjoyed visiting with people and always had the coffee pot on. Vivian passed away on Friday, October 1, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Jackson, MN.
     Vivian is survived by her children, Rosie Winkel of Lake Park, IA, Pam (Scott) Schultz of Homosassa, FL, Dan (Nancy) Sowles of Brewster, MN, Sandy (Dave) Weets of Alpha, MN, and Rod (Audra) Sowles of Brewster, MN; stepchildren, Larry (Nancy) Wasmund, Sandy (Jim) Molloy, Robin West, Tony Wasmund, Scott Wasmund, and Tim (Pam) Wasmund; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Wasmund, 6 brothers, 4 sisters, and a grandson.
     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Round Lake, MN, with Rev. Robert Bartlett officiating. Casket bearers will be Tom Bannor, Marc Bannor, Joe Bannor, Tony Bannor, Brad Sowles, and Adam Weets. Honorary bearers will be Jerry Bannor, Tammy Erickson, Sonja Tobin, Jessica Sowles, Stacy Schultz, Melissa Schultz, and Denise Svoboda. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the Benson Funeral Home, Worthington.

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