Violet Koutz, 87, of Hasting, MN, formerly of Ethan, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, July 21, at Ethan United Methodist Church with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery in Ethan. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Violet Roberta Pierson Freidel Koutz was born October 19, 1929 in Alexandria, SD to Alexander and Stella (Westwood) Pierson. She was baptized in the Ethan United Methodist Church. On April 4, 1946 she married Donald Freidel. Violet was a housewife and seamstress for many years. On October 7, 1966 she married Elmer Koutz. Her life focus was always family.
She is survived by two sons: Dennis (Georgia) Freidel, Prescott, WI, and Lloyd (Mary) Freidel, Rapid City, SD , two daughters: Leanna Martin, Prescott, WI, and Kristine (Dennis) Geissler, Burlington, WA , sister, Georgie Sibson, in-laws, Herb Sibson and Margaret Pierson, 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by both her husbands, Donald Freidel and Elmer Koutz, daughter, Stella Rose Kirby, son-in-law, Gregg Martin, sisters: Katherine Kurtenbach and Alice Freidel and brother, Bill Pierson.
Memorials are preferred to the Ethan United Methodist Church.