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Violet Marie Johnson Wellander

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Violet Marie Johnson Wellander
November 10, 1920 - September 28, 2014

Violet Wellander, 93, of Sonoma, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, September 28, 2014.

Of Swedish heritage and mid-west stock, Violet was born in DeKalb, Illinois, to Oscar and Ida Johnson. Baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church, Violet attended local public schools, graduating from DeKalb Township High School in 1938.

In 1950, Violet married Wesley Wellander of Sycamore, Illinois, at her parental DeKalb home. Shortly thereafter, the newlyweds headed west to California, where they established their home and raised a family in Turlock, their place of residency for the next fifty years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, her sister, and her husband of 56 years, Wesley.

She is survived by her children Carol Whitmore (Dale) of Marysville, Calif., and Ron Wellander (Luanne) of Sonoma, Calif., six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Duggan's Mission Chapel, (707) 996-3655, in Sonoma, on Friday, October 10, 2014, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. A "Celebration of Life" service and reception will be held at Vintage Sonoma, in Sonoma, on Friday, October 10, 2014, at 3:00 pm.

A graveside service, open to all, will be held the following day, Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 1:00 pm, at Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Calif., preceded by a visitation opportunity between 10:00 am and noon. A reception, following the graveside service, will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Turlock.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Young Life of Sonoma Valley, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 227 Bettencourt Street, Sonoma, CA 95476; or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 4, 2014
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