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Vivian Sigstad, of Mora, died on June 28, 2012, at St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora. She was 92 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday July 2, 2012,  at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora.  Rev. Dean Oelfke will officiate.

VISITATION will be from 5 to 7 P.M. on Sunday July 1, at the funeral home, and 1 hr. prior to the service at the church on Monday.

INTERMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Vivian (Olson) Sigstad, age 92, resident of Mora, died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at St. Clare Living Community in Mora.

Vivian was born on March 16, 1920 in Rock Creek, Minnesota, the youngest of four children of Gust and Agnes (Nelson) Olson. She attended Rush City High School, graduating in 1938. She worked as a dental assistant in Rush City and Chicago, as well as for Drs. Luiten and Gadola in Mora until she retired. She met the love of her life, John Sigstad, in Chicago, IL and they were married on August 30, 1946 in Chicago.

Vivian and John moved to Mora in 1949 and raised their family on a farm south of town. Vivian was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the East Central American Dental Assistants Association, and Calvary Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her family, baking and playing cards with John and their friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, John; her parents Gust and Agnes; her brother Roy; and sisters, Cele and Ethel.

Survivors include her children: Jack (Jani) Sigstad and Mary (Rich) Reynolds of Mora; grandchildren: Steven (Nancy) Sigstad of Mora, Andrea (Chad) Dingmann of Cold Spring, Trisha (Daryl) Gravning of Mora, Rachel (Lance) Shambaugh of Fargo, ND, Nick (Stephanie) Reynolds of Minnetrista and Katie (Mark) Paulson of Golden Valley; great-grandchildren: Jerrica, Troy, Kirk, Natalie, Lindsay, Selma, John, Zander, James, Drew, Carter, Luke, Avery and Elizabeth. Many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Blessed be the memory of Vivian Sigstad.

Funeral Services were held Monday, July 2, 2012 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating. Music was provided by Randy Reynolds and Alexia Santele Fox. Pallbearers were Steven Sigstad, Rachel Shambaugh, Andrea Dingmann, Nicholas Reynolds, Trisha Gravning, and Katie Paulson. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

6 thoughts on “VIVIAN D. SIGSTAD”

  1. I am lucky to have gotten to know Vivian while caring for her at St Clares. Many storys were told and never a dull moment. I will miss her very much. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family

  2. My sympathy to you all. Vivian was a close friend and classmate of my sister Lucille Studt Stoeckel. They had so much fun together. Later they loved meeting for their class reunions. They are smiling together again.

    Marion Larson

  3. My sympathy and prayers are with the Sigstad family from an old friend and classmate of Jack’s. I remember trips to visit the Sigstad farm when I was young and so wanted to live on a farm rather than in town! Vivian was always so welcoming and gracious.

    Kathy and Terry Lippert

  4. I remember her well . . . friendly and kind. she was a good friend of the Robinsons of Rush City.

  5. My aunt Martha Belford and mom Lydia Black were life long friends of Vivian’s. She was such a joy at the DDS office or wherever you met her. I visited her many times at the Villa during my trips to Minnesota and she was always entertaining and full of chatter. She is now at Peace. My prayers to all the family.

  6. We will miss Vivian at the Villa. She was always the high light of our baking groups. She taught us how to make fudge and carmel rolls. Our prayers are with Mary,Rich and family.

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