09/17/13 - 3:48pm
Violette S. Kildahl
Violette S. Kildahl, 95, of Crosslake, Minn., died Sept. 16, 2013.
Vi or “Auntie Vi,” as she was known, was born Feb. 19, 1918, in Watertown, S.D., the daughter of the late Wm and Ola Sue (Grinols) Olson. She graduated from high school in Henry, S.D., during the violent dust storms. At age 18, Vi borrowed $100 from the bank (with an old family piano as collateral) and left home, taking a bus to Fergus Falls, Minn., to study nursing. She then continued her nursing education and career at Anchor and Gillette Hospital in St. Paul.