Viola A. (Patzel) AveryAugust 5, 1930 ~ September 2, 2020 (age 90)
Memorial Services for Viola A. “Ole” Avery, age 90, of Madison, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison. Reverend Todd Kollbaum will officiate. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to service at the church. Inurnment will be at Hope Cemetery south of Newman Grove. Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Avery passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Countryside Home in Madison.
Viola Althea was born August 5, 1930 in Madison County, Nebraska to Herman and Alta (Miller) Patzel. She was baptized on August 31, 1930 and confirmed May 20, 1945 at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion, Nebraska.
Viola married Orville “Shorty” Avery on February 22, 1948 in Columbus, Nebraska. The couple was blessed with three children: Pam, Terry, and Randy.
Viola was a devoted mother and wife. Her family would describe her as a workaholic who would do what was necessary to support her family. Viola worked as a clerk at the local grocery store and worked cleaning houses. She would help out her husband when he was musician on the road. For fun, she liked playing cards, especially canasta. Viola enjoyed baking and making special meals for company. She really liked to watch birds and had many bird feeders and books on different kinds of birds, and she also had a bird clock and she knew every bird sound when it rang on the hour. Viola would patiently wait each spring to see if the same birds came back and would make sure that there was the right kind of bird seed for the birds.
She is survived by her children Pam (Fred) Nathan of Madison, Terry (Jackie) Avery of Festus, Missouri and Randy (Jackie) Avery of Norfolk, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, siblings Norman Patzel of Weeping Water, Melvin Patzel of Primrose, Laverna Zumbrum of Norfolk and Mary Sabata of Rising City, and nieces and nephews.
Viola was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings Eugene Patzel, Alta Hoefler, Leona Meers, and Doris Majerus.