Muriel Joyce Vig, 89, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the home of a dear cousin.
She was born in Spooner at the Pierce Family Homestead on October 23, 1929, to Earl “Tad” Love Hanson and Elva Frances Pierce. She graduated from Spooner High School in 1947. She met the love of her life, Robert Irving Vig, and they were married in Pine City, Minnesota, on August 23, 1947. She worked for Smitty’s Café as a waitress, for Link Bros. as a meat cutter and wrapper, and also for Norm Adams making Christmas wreaths and roping. She will be remembered for her love of knitting and crocheting, her sewing, her Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus dolls, and her love of writing poetry. Also, for her Flower Shop and Evergreen business where she employed several people and offered help in any way she could for anyone and everyone.
“She loved people and missed her job in the shoe department at Walmart and wrote for the Spooner Advocate as often as possible,” her family said.
She shared her love and knowledge of gardening and canning with her children and grandchildren. She taught her children how to live by raising animals, gardening, and berry picking.
“She loved God, the old ways and lifestyles, and instilled all of these into her family’s way of life. She had an impact on everyone she interacted with. There truly are not enough words to describe the many attributes of her life. She was loved and will be missed by all,” her family said.
Muriel was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Lyda Pierce; parents, Earl “Tad” Hanson and Elva Pierce; husband, Robert I. Vig; daughter Brenda Lea Vig; son John Robert Vig; great-granddaughter Harper Holmstrom; and lifelong cousin and friend, Ruth Wilson.
She is survived by daughter Laurie Vig Rodriguez (John Rodriguez); son Christopher Vig; also, Charlie Gott and Diane Paradice; by her grandchildren, Carl Johnson, Stacey Vig (Tom Michalek), Angie Johnson, Alicia Vig, Kristine Johnson, Robert Vig, Lindsey Roberg (Chad), and Amanda Holmstrom (Jonathan); by her great-grandchildren, Dylan Johnson, Emma Johnson, Chloe Herrick, Olive Holmstrom, Piper Roberg, Sawyer Roberg, and Scarlett Holmstrom; by her sisters-in-law Blanche Vig, Delores Vig, Marilyn Vig, and Jean Richards; as well as her numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the Village Hall in Minong.