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I am so sorry to hear about Violet's passing. I used to know her online because of a mutual interest in Stephen King, books in general and lighthouses. Not much lighthouses in Belgium so I loved it when she told me about the ones over there.
I will always remember Violet, and count myself very lucky to have known her.

Posted by: Tony Janssens - Oostmalle, Belgium - friend   Apr 17, 2013

I was very shocked to hear of Violets passing. Actually I was just looking her up to see if she had a facebook account. It's been a few years since I last talked to her.I was her maid of Honor when her & Larry got married. She was a wonderful person . As time went on we went our seperaate ways but we always seemed to get in touch every now & then. May you rest in peace my friend. My thoughts & prayers go out to the family. May god give you all strength.
Gail Brunet Dow.

Posted by: Gail Brunet Dow - Wyandotte, MI - Maid of Honor & Friend.   Apr 15, 2013
Living so far apart, when we did get together - we had fun. Photo Violet, Chuck & Sandy

It hurts me deeply to say goodbye to my baby sister and the fact that being the oldest I am the last one left of our family. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect to outlive our family.

Sandy and I take comfort to know that you now are with Mom, Dad, Betty, Elaine and Gwen. I'm going to miss you more than you know

All my love......Chuck

Posted by: Chuck & Sandy Erickson - Lake Jackson, TX - Brother & Sister-in-law   Feb 02, 2013

My dear Aunt Violet - know that you are loved and missed by your family and friends. You have been reunited with your sisters, my Aunts, and I know that you are all looking down upon us with love in your hearts. You were a wonderful person and I know you are already missed by so many. I am sadden by your departure from this world, but you are still in our hearts and are suffering no more. I will

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Posted by: Lori L Smith (Erickson) - Muncie, IN - Niece   Feb 02, 2013

It's with a heavy heart that We have learned of the passing of Violet.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of sorrow.

Roger & Cheryl Vogel

Posted by: Roger & Cheryl Vogel - Warren, MI - GLSEM R/C   Feb 02, 2013
Violet stopped over to the Great Lakes Maritime Center to hang out with us on this special day.

"Lady Pirate" you blessed all of you lives with your caring friendship.I will truly miss your thoughts and suggestions.May God Bless and watch over you Violet.
Thank You,
Love You,
Miss You,
Rest In Peace in that Great Lighthouse built for Saints Young Lady.

Posted by: Freighter Frank Frisk - Marysville, MI - Friend   Feb 01, 2013

I will miss your sweet face and your love for life. I know you are with your sisters now. You will always be in my thoughts though.

Posted by: Gwen Kenny - Pleasanton, CA - niece   Feb 01, 2013

I was blessed to work with Violet for several years. It is said that people come
into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. We both felt that we knew the reason and were so grateful. Our season working together was much too short but I knew when she moved we would be friends for a lifetime. She loved Larry with all her heart and was so grateful for his devotion and care. I am going to miss her but so glad she was my friend.

Posted by: Pat Brodie - milan, MI - friend   Feb 01, 2013

As we look to the horizon, we see the beauty of the sailing ship vanish into the distance saying "There she goes." At the same time, the voices in heaven rise proclaiming "HERE SHE COMES!!!" Our beloved Lady Pirate always loved that poem.

Farewell and Bon Voyage my friend. While you may fade from view, you will never fade from memory!

3 Long, 2 Short

Ohio Bob

Posted by: "Ohio Bob" Densic - Rossford, OH - Boatnerd Friend   Jan 30, 2013

Violet and I celebrated our birth days one day apart.Violets was Sept 26 th and mine is Sept 25th. We shared some happy moments together on our birthdays. She and I shared a love for Lighthouses. Violet opend her home to me when I had a knee replacement a few years back. She was a very loving and caring person.I'll surely miss my weekly visits with her , personally or via phone or e-mail.
I'm deeply saddened but grateful her suffering has ended.
Love and miss you Violet.
Uncle Don

Posted by: Donald L Bullis - Grand Blanc, MI - Uncle   Jan 30, 2013