Violet M. Alwes, 33, of Cadott died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Osseo.
Violet Marie Saltz was born Nov. 4, 1985, at 4:01 a.m. in Waukegan, Illinois, the daughter of Robert Saltz and Linda (Bovey) Bender. She attended Harvard and Harlem Middle School, Hayward High School and graduated from Northwood High School in Minong. She was united in marriage to Ryan Alwes on Oct. 1, 2004 in Superior.
Violet loved the outdoors. She especially enjoyed gardening, nights around the bonfire, camping and cooking. Above all, Violet loved spending time with her family and friends. Her heart was big and she welcomed everyone for a genuine loving hug. She had a beautiful smile that would light up a room. Her smile will always be remembered and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Ryan; sons, Christian and Ethan Alwes; mother, Linda (Tim) Bender; in-laws, Kim and Barbara Alwes; brothers, James Saltz, Robbie Saltz, Jacob Bender, Anthony Bender and Zach Bender; sisters, JoAnna Knutsen, Susie Bender, Charlotte Bender, Rachel Bender and April Bender.
Violet was preceded in death by her father, Robert Saltz.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 29, prior to the service at noon at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward, with Robert Place officiating. Following the service, a celebration of Violet’s life was held at the Wascott Town Hall, with a fellowship luncheon and celebration of shared memories at 3 p.m. Burial was in Wascott Kreide Cemetery.
Honorary casket bearers were Carol Beaudion, Nathan Knutsen, Michelle Saltz and Robbie Saltz.
Casket bearers were Ryan Alwes, Mike Alwes, Johnathan Knauss, James Saltz, Kevin Saltz and Kevin Saltz Jr.
Online condolences may be shared at pineviewfuneralservice.com.