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Viola Magstadt

September 23, 1931 — February 15, 2022

Viola L. Magstadt, 90, Bismarck, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck. Visitation will be held one hour prior at the funeral home.

Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.

Viola was born September 23, 1931, to Jacob and Otelia (Nicklous) Straub in Glen Ullin. She was raised and educated in Mott. On March 13, 1950, she married Reuben Magstadt in rural Hettinger County. Together, they had five children and she stayed at home to care for them.

She enjoyed traveling down south to Yuma, Arizona, for 16 years. Viola also enjoyed camping and traveling to various other places. She was often found cooking, baking, canning and making some crafts.

Viola is survived by her husband, Reuben, Bismarck; daughter, Shirley, Bismarck; three sons Valdie (Elaine), River Falls, WI., Myron (Pam), Maple Grove, Minn., and Curtis (Cindy), Galesburg, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Mary Magstadt, Bismarck; sister, Delores Hensel, Bismarck; brother, Reuben (Jeanette) Straub, Bismarck; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Donald; son-in-law, Monte Preabt; and brother-in-law, Ernest Zimmerman; and Walter Hensel.

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