Violetta E. Faulkner, 91, of Sumner, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at her home in Sumner.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Sumner with Rev. Michael Christie officiating. Inurnment will follow at Union Mound Cemetery in Sumner. Visitation will precede the service at the church on Saturday starting at 1:00 p.m.
Violetta Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh and Nina (Best) Mackie was born April 13, 1927, on a farm east of Laurens, Iowa. She attended Laurens Consolidated School and graduated in May of 1944. Violetta was united in marriage with Darold Faulkner on April 27, 1947, at the Methodist Church in Laurens. The couple began their life together in Storm Lake, prior to moving to Sumner on June 14, 1953. The couple built their family home in Sumner in 1957, which Violetta stayed in for over sixty years. She was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Sumner, Cub Scout Den Mother, Rotary Ann, Ruth Circle, Faculty Wives, and several “500” and Pinochle Card Clubs. Violetta enjoyed playing board and card games, knitting, making Christmas ornaments to share with her family, was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, but most especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Violetta is survived by her five children, Diana Faulkner of Cedar Rapids, David Faulkner of Onalaska, Wisconsin, Debbie (Bill) Sieck of Maynard, Denise Faulkner of Olathe, Kansas, and Donald (Carol) Faulkner of Olathe, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Dwayne (Angie) Sieck of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Jaime (Aaron) Bounds of Prior Lake, Minnesota, Jennie (Brooks) Simning of St. Paul, Minneosta, Julie Faulkner of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Deidra Sieck of Knoxville, Tennessee, Miranda Faulkner of Olathe, Kansas, Adam (Lexie) Buls of Basehor, Kansas, and Tony Faulkner of Olathe, Kansas; seven great-grandchildren, Lauren Sieck, Makenzie Bounds, Kristen Sieck, Nathan Sieck, Kellen Simning, Kai Simning, and Donovan Simning; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Darold who died August 17, 1991; three brothers, Lionel Bussey, Stewart Mackie, and George Mackie; sister, Roberta Lindstrom; daughter-in-law, Teri Faulkner; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.