Viola Grieser-Schantz age 90 of Broken Bow died November 21, 2010, at her home in Broken Bow.
Viola was born Jan. 29, 1920, at Chappell, to Calvin and Emma (Boshart) Roth. She attended school in Chappell.
September 24, 1939, Viola was married to Joseph S. Grieser. To this union six children were born: Patricia Glendy (Kyle) of Mountain View, Ark., Myron Grieser (deceased) (Sharon) of California, Earla Oxford (Paul) of Burwell, John Grieser (Connie) of Broken Bow, Donna Schneringer-Gibbs (Gary) of Mountain View, Ark., and Carol Grieser of Mountain View, Ark.
Joe passed away June of 1962 and in August of 1970 Viola married Dallas Schantz of Beemer. Dallas passed away in March of 1992.
Viola’s life was her children and her home. She loved raising a wonderful vegetable and flower garden. She was a great cook, baking the best bread and cinnamon rolls you could put in your mouth. She was an artist when it came to making quilts and crocheted items.
Survivors include her five children; 14 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ina Wittrig of Wisconsin, and Edna Albus of Westpoint; and a brother, Floyd Roth of Omaha.
Viola was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; son, Myron; granddaughters, Clarisse Glendy and Denise Scheringer; sons-in-law, Kyle Glendy and James Schneringer; one brother; and three sisters.
Graveside services were Nov. 23, 2010, in the Beemer Cemetery at Beemer. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials have been established to the Shriners’ Crippled Children Fund.