Thursday, July 1, 2010


AGE: 83

ADDRESS: 625 E. Broadway Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:03 P.M. Wednesday, June 30 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she was taken earlier by Medi-Vac.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

PLACE OF BURIAL: Medford Evergreen Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4-8 P.M. Friday, July 2 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 4, 1927 at Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: November 30, 1945 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford to Raymond G. Liske and he preceded her in death on January 21, 2007.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Violet and her husband owner and operated their own dairy farm in the Town of Deer Creek. They also used their station wagon as a school bus to transport 9 kids with 2 routes. In 1962 she started at the Taylor County Memorial Hospital as a Nurses Aide and then worked as a Seamstress in the laundry department until her retirement. She enjoyed fishing, rubber stamping, crocheting, quilting, and baking, especially pies and biscuits.
Ray and Violet were foster parents for 16 children over a six year period.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 5 Children: Dany (Judith) Liske of Stanley, Janis Liske of Medford, Scott (Nancy) Liske of Appleton, JoLee (Lee) Sendelbach of Rochester, Minn., and Jillyn (Craig) Freeman of Boone, Iowa.
2 Foster Children: Shirley (Roger) Knight of Mazomanie and Cindy (Bob) Boss of Wisconsin Rapids

CHILDREN DECEASED: 1 Son in infancy


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Brother: William Bernitt of Owen

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers: James and Robert Bernitt

DECEASED FATHER: William Bernitt DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Hirsch

PALLBEARERS: Troy, Craig, Nicholas and Adam Liske, Cody Freeman, Steven, Philip, Nathan and Ryan Sendelbach

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made to Vi’s family to be designated at a later date
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