Violet M. King
May 16, 1930 ó Oct. 28, 2015
Violet M. King, 85, formerly of Lomira, passed away on Wednesday, Oct.
28, 2015, at Oak Park Place in Baraboo.
Violet was born on May 16, 1930, in Waukesha, the daughter of the late
William and Clara (Zieher) Otto.
She graduated from Waukesha High School
in 1948 and started working at a CPA in Waukesha. Violet also played
saxophone in her parentsí orchestra in and around the Waukesha Area.
Violet married Robert F. King on Jan., 14, 1950, at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Waukesha.
After their first child was born, Violet said ďI got the best job in the
world, a stay-at-home mom.Ē Violet and Robert were blessed with four
In 1965, they moved to Lomira and owned Kingís Trading
Post. After selling the store, Violet and Robert moved to Washburn for a
year and a half, then they returned to Lomira where they lived the next
37 years on Sunrise Avenue.
Violet was a longtime member of St. Johnís Ladies Aid. She was also a
member of the election board for the village of Lomira for over 30
Violet and Robert enjoyed spending their winter months in Galveston,
Texas, during their retirement years. Their greatest joy, though, was
spending time with their family, especially attending their
grandchildrenís sporting events. Family was the greatest joy of all.
Those Violet leaves behind to cherish her memory include five children:
Karen Fochs of Fond du Lac, Jeff (Patty) King of Campbellsport, Laurie
Stirmel of Brooksville, Fla., Lisa (Kay) King of Reedsburg and Jim
(Gwen) King of Lomira; 11 grandchildren: Kristy (Greg) Bintzler,
Kourtney Fochs, Kelly (Scott) Hodgden, Ben, Adam (Janelle) and Bill
King, Stacey (Steve) Kane, Susie Stirmel, Aaron, Jordan and Caleb King;
10 great-grandchildren: Malenka Bintzler, Aidan and Ethan Hodgden,
Colin, Chase, Abram, Landon and Noah King, Kyle and Valerie Kane; a
brother, Allen Otto of Bloomington; a sister-in-law, Bev King of
Merrill; her faithful dog and cat, Jake and Kitty Cat, nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Violet was preceded in death by
a sonin- law, Richard Fochs; two brothers-in-law, Bud (Mae) King and Al
King, and two sisters-in-law, Shirley Otto and Lorraine Paroubek.
Funeral services for Violet will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov.
3, 2015, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Lomira. The Rev. Matthew
Kiecker will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The King family will greet relatives and friends at the Kietzer-Miller
Funeral Home in Lomira on Monday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. and at the
church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorials to St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Lomira are appreciated.
Additional information and guest book may be found at
Violetís family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to
Agrace Hospice, Oak Park Place in Baraboo and Lakeview Assisted Living
in Fond du Lac for their wonderful care of their mother.