Akkerman-Ingebrand • Mora, MN

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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

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Violet Anderson- Adams, of Grasston, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the St.Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 89 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham with Pastor Joe Reed officiating.

VISITATION will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 18th and again 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday, all at the funeral home.

INTERMENT will be in the Grasston Baptist Cemetery.

*Per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, the use of a face mask is now mandated in a public space. Please plan accordingly when you attend the upcoming visitation and service for Violet.

Violet Elaine Anderson-Adams (nee. Anderson), age 89, of Grasston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 9, 2020.

Violet was born on October 12, 1930 to G.G. and Olive (Erickson) Anderson on the family farm in Comfort Township, in rural Mora, Minnesota. After attending county school and Grasston High School; Violet graduated from Mora High School in 1947. She went to work in the cities at Toro. It was there that Violet became friends with Ruby Anderson who introduced Violet to her brother J. Richard. Richard and Violet were married on September 15, 1951 and made their home in Poskin, Wisconsin and then later relocated to their farm in rural Grasston, MN. J. Richard passed away on March 17, 2003. Violet married Russell Adams on May 10, 2008 and enjoyed 8 years together before he passed away on June 3, 2016.

Besides being a homemaker, wife, and mother; Violet worked as a bookkeeper at the Braham Community Hospital, Kanabec County Hospital, was the Clerk/Treasurer for the City of Grasston, and secretary for the Stanchfield Baptist Church.

In her youth, Violet attended Wood Lake Bible Camp in Wisconsin and it was there that she met her best friend and eventual sister-in-law, Charlene (Johnson) Anderson. Their friendship has lasted for over 75 years. Violet was active in the Grasston Baptist Church and was the Sunday school secretary for many years.

Violet is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, J. Richard Anderson and Russell Adams; brothers, G. Vernon, Russell, Glen, Eldon; sister Vivian; and twin sons, Merlin and Marlin.

She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Linda) Anderson of Mora and Craig (Deb) Anderson of Dodge Center; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


  1. My condolences to the families of Bruce and Craig. I know you share many wonderful childhood and lifetime memories of your mother. May those happy times carry you through this difficult time.

  2. Deep sympathies to Violet’s families. She was a lovely lady, and she provided and received comfort, love and laughter during her marriage to Russell. End of an era, and sadness and gratitude are foremost in our thoughts. Blessings to all of you.
    Catherine and Bob Adams

  3. Sorry to hear that Violet has passed away. I remember that she stayed with our family(Erickson’s) in Mora for a short while when she attended Mora High School. She was laid back, but enjoyed fun with the family get-togethers.
    Gary and Jeanne Erickson

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