Violet Sylvia Nikkila 1930-2017

Violet Sylvia Nikkila

Violet S. Nikkila, 87, Town of Ogema, died on Monday, March 6, 2017, at her home under the care of Hope Hospice and surrounded by her family.
Violet was born on Jan. 27, 1930, in Ogema, the daughter of Victor J. and Signe (Juni) Linden. She was a lifelong resident of the Ogema area. She attended the Levitt Creek Grade School and was a graduate of the Westboro High School, class of 1948.
She married Melvin Nikkila on March 27, 1948, in Ogema. She remained at her home and raised her six children. In her free time she enjoyed the outdoors, feeding and watching her birds and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Westboro.
Violet is survived by her children, Marlene (Roscoe Skomaroske) Bleck of Phillips, Judy Arkola of Westboro, Diane (Terry) Foster and Dan (Tammy) Nikkila all of Ogema; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Violet is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin on Oct. 7, 2000; two brothers, Alvin and Reynold; one infant brother, Carl; two sons, Ronnie and Larry; one grandson, Lonnie Bleck; and two sons-in-law, Marvin Arkola and Gene Bleck.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 at the First Lutheran Church, Ogema, with Pastor Robert Giese officiating. Interment will be in the Levitt Creek Cemetery, Town of Hill. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Cory and Joey Bleck, Ron Arkola, Troy, Todd, Derek and Travis Foster and Tyler and Brent Nikkila. Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 at the church until the time of the service. The Heindl Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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