Viola Bielinski

Bielinski, Viola H.

Viola H. Bielinski, 88, Denmark, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Daughter to the late Peter and Catherine (Wagner) Denor was born June 6, 1924 in Manitowoc County.

Viola married Robert Bielinski on May 24, 1950 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kellnersville, WI. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Denmark, where she served on the Altar Society. She was also a member of V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 6705.

Survivors include her husband, Robert, Denmark; two children: Deb and Bob DeGrave, Denmark; Tom and Tracy (Lehman) Bielinski, Denmark; five grandchildren: Shannon (special friend-Derek Oswald) DeGrave and Josh (fiancé-Brianna Boncher) DeGrave; Connar, Adam, and Noah Bielinski; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Rosella Denor, Brillion, Bernice Denor, Whitelaw, and Elizabeth Denor, Wayside; Willard (Josie) Bielinski, Denmark, Betty Malewiski, Denmark, Lonnie (Marketta) Bielinski, Rialto, CA, and Delores Doras, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; numerous nieces and nephews; and special dog, Nellie.

She was preceded in death by four sisters: Lillian Mangin, Catherine Massman, Rose Bender, Clara Raschke; seven brothers: Peter, Joseph, Edward, Raymond, Herbert, John, and Arthur Denor; brothers-in-law, Paul Massman, Frank Bender, Adolph Raschke, Mike Mangin, Leo Malewiski, and Henry Doras; and sisters-in-law, Frances Denor, Jenny Denor, and Ann Denor.

Family and friends may call Friday, October 12, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 Cty R, Denmark, where there will be a Parish Prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday at the funeral home from 8:30 a.m. until the procession leaves for All Saints Catholic Church, Denmark. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Saturday at church, with Fr. David Koch officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family extends a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Bellin Hospital, Oddfellow Nursing Home, and Unity Hospice for all the loving care and compassion shown to Viola and her family.

Funeral Home

Knutson Cotter Funeral Home
536 County Road R Denmark, WI 54208

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2012