Violet M. Monson

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Violet’s service will be livestreamed below starting at 10:00 AM Monday, July 18, 2022.

Violet Mae Monson, 85, of West Fargo, North Dakota passed away July 11, 2022, at home surrounded by her family.

Violet was born in Elgin, ND on March 26, 1937, to Gottlieb Nicklaus and Mathilda Schultz Nicklaus. She grew up on the family ranch near Elgin, ND. Violet attended school in Elgin and then came to Fargo with her parents where she attended Fargo Central High School. Violet has worked over the years on the family farm in Wheatland, ND and in the restaurant business before retiring.

Violet Nicklaus was married to Neil Monson on August 6, 1964, at Nora Lutheran Church in Gardner, ND.

Violet is survived by her children: Teresa (Jim) Heidorn, Page, ND; Randy (Lynn) Monson, Hawley, MN; Vicki (Kyle) Hedland, Fargo, ND; and Patricia Monson, West Fargo, ND. Nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and sisters Arlene Arndt, Bismarck, ND; and Delores Schneider, Fargo, ND.

Violet is preceded in death by her husband Neil Monson; parents; sisters, Anna Maul, Irene Eggers, Louise Sackmann, and Marlene Frovarp; brothers, Ervin, Reinhardt, Raymond, Albert, and Willmer Nicklaus; and great-grandson, Braden Dahl.

Violet was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandparent, great-grandparent, and friend to so many.


Visitation: July 18, 2022 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Funeral: July 18, 2022 10:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103



Sunset Memorial Gardens
1715 52nd Ave
Fargo, ND 58104

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  1. Monson family, sorry for the loss of your mother so soon after your father. Does not surprise me as close as your mom and dad were. May you find comfort in your memories growing up on the farm. You all started helping on the farm at a young age. Everyone worked together when things needed to be done, having fun doing it. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  2. I had the best grandparents a person could have, and I would not be the person I am today if it wasn’t for them.

    My grandma was a hard-working woman, but she always made time for each one of us. She never complained as she just took care of business. My grandma was a strong and determined lady. She was very smart, especially in arithmetic. I still know my math facts, states, and capitals because of her as education was important to her. My grandma did not have an easy life, but she kept on going and made it work and she never gave up or complained.

    No matter how much work she did (her house was always spotless) grandma always made time for us. She helped us with our homework, played a variety of games with us, and even played paper dolls with me. As I got older our favorite game was rummy as I was determined to beat her at least once. She would tease and say deuces never looseses, or if I need a certain she would say a different card like she could switch the deck (that was our kind of trash talking not swearing.) I hardly remember a time when my grandparents swore. She was not a drinker except for an occasional beer as she loved her Pepsi.

    My grandparents sacrificed a lot for their children and grandchildren as the family was the most important thing to them. Our problems always stayed in the house to deal with them as they never wanted anyone to worry. It is a devastating time for our family, and we need to be able to grieve.

    My grandma knew her Bible and could quote scripture. One comes to mind that you should read Proverbs 18:2

    • I just seen this now. My heart goes out to Violets family. I LOVED her so very much. She was so kind and so sweet. And would say it how it is. Love her for that. Her personality and just her presence made your day so much better with her smile. Everytime she came in to see me, She always brought cookies or donuts.

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