NEW ULM - Services for Viola J. McClintock, 84, of New Ulm, formerly of Fairmont, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the Sunset Apartments, 1610 Sunset in New Ulm. Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of service beginning at 10 a.m. There will also be a service held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, with visitation one hour prior to the time of service beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont.
Viola passed away Tuesday, Nov.13, 2012, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. The Lakeview Funeral Home of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Viola Joan McClintock was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in Madelia to Frieda Altenburg Wilke and August E. Wilke. She was baptized at the Fieldon Lutheran Church and confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church in Lewisville.
In 1941, she graduated with honors from District #5 public school in Watonwan County and graduated from Truman High School in 1945. In 1946, she was employed as private secretary to the manager of Minnesota Mining in Fairmont as well as payroll clerk. It was there that she met Joseph McClintock in 1947. They were married on July 8, 1950, at the Little Brown Church in Nashuwa, Iowa. They were blessed with one son, Morry Lynn, who was born July 29, 1953. Viola later worked for W. Hodgman & Sons as secretary and payroll clerk; the Fairmont Canning Company as Accounts Receivable Clerk, and when Stokely Van Camp purchased Fairmont Canning, she trained and worked as a cost accountant. In 1957, she went to work for the American Insurance Agency and remained there until she retired in 1983.
Hobbies included golfing, fishing, stamp collecting, crafting, gardening and playing board games. Fishing from their cabin dock on Fox Lake was her favorite way to relax and enjoy Mother Nature. Vi was a member of Grace Lutheran Church before moving to New Ulm in June of 2002. She was a former member of the Martin County V.F.W. Auxiliary and Rose Lake Golf Club, where she was bookkeeper for 13 years.
Vi is survived by her son Morry McClintock and his wife, Joni of Salem, Oregon; granddaughters, Kari McClintock of Redding, Calif., Katelyn Stiebritz with great-grandchild Jaden of Vancouver, Wash., and Kimberly of Salem, Oregon; sister, Lorna Zoellmer of Lewisville; brother-in-law, Bill Rosa of Welcome; nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband Joe and her mother and father preceded her in death.