Note: Viola Welker Freidel, age 88, of Emery, SD died Thursday, March 21, 2002 in Mitchell, SD. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 am at St. Martin Catholic Church in Emery, SD. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viola A. Kayser was born April 3, 1913 to Joseph D. and Teresa Heiter Kayser on farm west of Emery, SD. She attended St. Martin Catholic School in Emery. She married Lawrence Welker on November 27, 1940. They farmed near Emery until Lawrence's death in 1962. On May 28, 1971 Viola married Clarence Freidel and moved into Emery. Viola was a cook at the Farmer School for fifteen years. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart League. She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Krcil and husband Jerry of Mitchell, SD; a son, William "Bill" Welker and wife Jolene of Sioux Falls, SD; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a step-daughter Donna Belitz of Sioux Falls, SD; several step-grandchildren; a sister, Lorraine Breidenbach and husband Gale of Mitchell, SD; a sister-in-law, Barbara Stofferahan of Sioux Falls, SD.
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