Violet Mae Fleshner, age 88, of Dysart died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at her home.

She was born January 4, 1931 in Oxford Junction, Iowa, the daughter of Walter and Helen (Wray) Shedeck. Violet was a graduate of Lost Nation High School. She was united in marriage with James Hanna, Sr. and three children were born to this union. She later married Larry H. Fleshner on February 2, 1985 in Waterloo.

Violet was a lifelong farm wife and mother. She actively participated in all aspects of the family farm assisting her husband, son and grandson. She was a member of Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls.

Survivors include her husband Larry Fleshner of Dysart; son, Jim and (Suzanne) Hanna of La Porte City and grandson Jason and (Holly) Hanna, and their children, Emerson and Kepler of Hingham, MA; son, Lynn and (Tina) Hanna of La Porte City and granddaughter Jessica and (Micah) Wilson, and their children, Eli and Zane of Canyon City, OR and grandson Nicolas and (McKaila) Hanna, and their children, Violet and Greyson of La Porte City; daughter, Krista and (Mike) Mangrich of La Porte City and granddaughter Kortney Brustkern of La Porte City; step-daughter, Laura Fleshner of Waterloo; two sisters, Eileen (John) Wosoba of Punta Gorda, FL and Teresa (Jack) Sides, of Granbury, TX and a sister-in-law, Mary Joy Shedeck of Oxford Junction.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother DeWayne Shedeck, two sisters, Delores Ruchotzke and Marlene Ruchotzke, and a step-daughter Connie Zientek.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019 at Prairie Lakes Church, 1907 Viking Road in Cedar Falls with burial in Westview Cemetery in La Porte City. Public visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at La Porte City Funeral Home, 606 E. Main St. in La Porte City and after 10 a.m. Friday at Prairie Lakes church.
Memorials may be directed to Prairie Lakes Church, 1907 Viking Rd., Cedar Falls, IA 50613 or Cedar Valley Hospice, PO Box 2880, Waterloo, IA 50704.

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