STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, Sterling, IL
July 31, 1999; A6;1
BYRON - Oliver W. Violet, 83,of 811 W. Second in Byron, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at the Neighbors Nursing Homein Byron. he was a machinist at Sundstrand Corporation in Rockford.
Mr. Violet was born Nov. 29, 1915 in Sterling to Harrie K.and Cecil R.(Conkling) Violet. He married Veronica M. Cooper on June 11, 1939 in Clinton, Iowa. She preceded him in death on April 4, 1985.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter and one brother.
He graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1932 and was a memb er of the Moose and the UAW Union Local 592 Region 4.
Survivors include three sons, Douglas (Pam) Violet of Mt. Morris, Donald (June) Violet of Shirland and Kevin Violet of Butterfield, Calif; two daughters, Jane Patton of Prophetsown and Julie Thennis of Rockford, and one brother, Lou (Georgia) Violet of Cornell, Wisc.; one sister, Blanche Nix of Van Buren, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Finch Funeral Home in Mt. Morris. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m.Monday at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established.