Violet G. Clark, 89, Becker

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Violet Georgianna Clark, 89, Becker, died Wednesday Feb. 27,2013, at the New River Medical Center of Monticello.
Visitation was Sunday, March 3, 3-5 p.m., at Riverside Church, 20314 County Road 14 NW, Big Lake. The funeral service followed at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Rev. Bill Arant officiated. Interment will be at Svea Hill Cemetery.
Violet was born June 14, 1923, in Minneapolis, at Deaconess Hospital, to Carl and Mabel (Strand) Berg. She grew up in Minneapolis and began working at Minneapolis Moline and Carpenter Paper. She married Clyde (Bud) Foster in 1943, and he was killed shortly after when his ship sank during World War II. In 1949, she married Bert Clark and they began their life together in Minneapolis.  As their son Timothy grew older, Vi began to work at Northeast Junior High in the counselor’s office. In 1975, they moved to Elk River and they began attending Riverside Church where Vi was active in many women’s groups, events and leadership roles. She also enjoyed working at the What Knot Gift Shop in Monticello, where her gifts of hospitality and creativity thrived.  She and Bert loved to travel to Florida after he retired, and they welcomed many people into their home. After losing Bert to cancer in 1996, Vi moved to Becker where she enjoyed living with Tim and his family until her health needs changed.
Violet is survived by her son Tim (Wendy),  Becker;  and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde Foster and Bert Clark;  and sister Margaret Munson.
Memorials may be sent to Riverside Church, 20314 County Road 14 NW, Big Lake, MN 55309 or International Bible Givers at [email protected] or PO Box 216, Anoka, MN 55303.
Funeral arrangements were with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.

  • Paulette Davis

    When living in Monticello for many years I first met Vi in the very first What Knott Shoppe located in a small building by the post office. Many years later, I had the privilege to work with her at the new What Knott Shoppe located next door to Flicker’s TV and Appliance store on Broadway. Vi was the most sweetest, kindest and elegant lady who enveloped everyone she came into contact with. It was such a joy and pleasure to have worked with her who also helped teach me what the gift shop business was like on the ‘other side of the counter’. Thank you, Vi.