MESA, Ariz. — Violetta Louise “Vi” (Oetken) Karst, 81, died April 26, 2011 in Mesa, Arizona, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness.
Violetta was born Feb. 17, 1930, in Albert, to the late Otto, Sr., and Ellen (Arnold) Oetken.
Violetta is survived by her husband of 62 years, Marvin; her daughter Karen and husband Richard Hoskins; her grand-daughter, Lindsay Hoskins; her sister, Betty Huenergardt; numerous nieces, a nephew and friends. Preceding her in death was her brother, Otto Oetken Jr.
A celebration of life is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, Heritage Room in Great Bend. Come join the family as we share memories of Vi’s life. A graveside service is scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday, July 29 at the Great Bend Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made in memory of Violetta to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 24, 2011