VIOLA H. (SPITZACK) O達RIEN
Viola H. Spitzack O達rien, age 90, formerly of Morristown, died on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Plantation, FL.
A memorial service for Viola H. (Spitzack) O達rien, age 90, who passed away earlier in Plantation, FL will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morristown with committal services at Concordia Cemetery, North Morristown.
A memorial visitation will be held in the church for one half hour prior to the services on Saturday.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Viola is survived by her husband, Kenneth, of Planation, FL; a sister, Delna Spitzack and a sister-in-law, Helen (Mrs. Clarence) Spitzack, both of Faribault; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Viola Henrietta, the daughter of Emil and Meta (Saemrow) Spitzack, was born May 18, 1920 in Morristown Twp. On June 15, 1920, she was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Morristown and confirmed in 1934 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown. Following graduation from Morristown High School, she attended beauty school in Minneapolis where she worked for several years before moving to Chicago. There she was employed by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for the International Walther League and the Armed Services Commission.
Later moving to Washington D.C. she joined her sister, Doris, and was employed by the U.S. Government serving in several agencies such as the Atomic Energy Commission, The National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.
On April 18, 1965, she married Kenneth T. O達rien, also an employee of the CIA. Thus began a life of extensive travel as her husband served at posts in Okinawa, Cyprus and New Deli, India. Together they traveled to most every country of Western Europe including Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and China.
Viola was schooled and certified to teach both oriental sumi容 painting and Japanese Sogetsu (flower arranging) and was awarded several national awards along with the privilege of teaching an International workshop in Bolzano, Italy during the summer of 1986.
For the past 30 years, Vi (known by most everyone) was active at Our Saviors Lutheran Church teaching Sunday School, serving on the Evangelism Ministry Committee, and Lutheran Women痴 Missionary League before becoming a paraplegic eight years ago, however she still participated in as many activities as she was able to and attended worship services faithfully.
Vi was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Luella Ahrens and Doris Powers; and her brother, Clarence Spitzack.
Any memorial contributions can be given to Cannon Valley Lutheran High School which she was supportive of.
Name: Jim & Mary Lou Davidson
Date: Tuesday May 31, 2011
Delna, Our sympathy goes out to You and Vi family. You are in our thoughts and prayers on the loss of your sister. Jim & Mary Lou
Name: Arlette M Hogan
Date: Monday May 30, 2011
Dear Delna and family member's of Viola: These were many years ago when we were all in Morristown and at Bethlehem Lutheran Church but it is just one of those thing's or places where our roots were made that we never forget old friend's & relatives through out our lives.........Am sending deepest sympathy's to everyone who has remembered the nice little town of Morrisotwn and Bethlehem Lutheran Church.......We usually get back there at least once a year or more and still like to attend functions and church in Morristown whenever we get home from California.......God Bless you all and know all who have gone on before us are happy with there Lord & Savior awaiting the Resurrection Day when we will all be reunited once again.....from our small town in southern Minnesota.......Arlette Mensing Hogan