Violet Alvina (Stotz) Pulver, 93, long-time resident of Zap, ND, passed away on July 13, 2020 at the Bethel Home in Stanley, ND. Services will be held at 10:00 AM CDT on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church, Beulah. Burial will follow at Immanuel Cemetery in Zap, ND.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, July 15.
Violet (Stotz) Pulver was born September 3, 1926 to Adam and Martha Stotz in Timberlake, SD. The family moved to Zap in 1930 where Violet spent the majority of her life. On April 12, 1947, she married Louis “Curly” Pulver at Golden Valley. Following their marriage, they lived at the Zap Strip Mine until moving to Zap in 1951. Violet and Curly were members of the Immanuel Lutheran Church where Violet was active in the Ladies Organization.
Violet and Curly brought three boys into the world. Twins, Chester and Charles, and youngest son, Carey. Violet told many stories about raising her family in their small home and often shared the struggles of trying to manage twin boys while getting all of her household chores completed. She was an efficient and dedicated mother who took excellent care of the men in her life. She cooked wonderful meals and even cleaned the wild game the Pulver men brought home. Violet and Curly enjoyed fishing and camping, many walleye were put through the Pulver frying pan over the years. Violet enjoyed gardening, she and Curly planted a large garden and homemade creamed corn was a family favorite.
Violet was a doting grandmother to Chris Pulver and Angela (Pulver) Kutz. She would bake cookies, hem and mend pants, make quilts, and proudly share her grandchildren’s accomplishments to anyone that would listen. Her great-grandchildren, Bridger and Autumn Pulver and Maara and Jameson Kutz brought great joy to her life.
Violet endured great loss in her lifetime. Her son Carey passed in 1985. Charles passed in 1995. Chester passed in 2009, just three days before her husband Curly passed. At the time of his death, Curly and Violet were married for 62 years. Despite these tremendous losses, Violet remained steadfast in her faith. She was resilient in spirit and continued to move courageously throughout her life.
In 2010, Violet moved from her home to Library Square Apartments in Mandan. She adjusted rapidly and enjoyed her time surrounded by new friends. After two years at Library Square, she moved to Edgewood in Mandan and eventually to the Bethel Home in Stanley, ND to be closer to family. Her adaptability, quick wit, and love of laughter served her well in all of her moves. She easily made friends with residents and staff alike. Many have shared how much they enjoyed her sense of humor and her bright smile.
Violet was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Curly, sons Carey, Charles, and Chester, and her siblings, Raymond Stotz and Ruth Bertsch.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sharlene (Chester) Pulver of Bismarck, ND; two grandchildren, Chris and Alecia Pulver of Stanley and Angela and Luke Kutz of Sykeston; and four great grandchildren, Bridger and Autumn Pulver and Maara and Jameson Kutz. She is also survived by many wonderful people who stepped up to fill the void in the absence of her biological children. Those with a special place in her heart are Gary and Lynell Renner, Dennis and Linda Urlacher, and Bonnie and Terry Landenberger.
Arrangements conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.
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