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Published November 17 2013

Violet Skarphol

Violet Skarphol, Pelican Rapids, Minn., will celebrate her 90th birthday with her family on Nov. 30.

She was born Nov. 19, 1923, in Winnipeg Junction, Minn., to Andrew and Gertie Sandeen. She married Melvin Skarphol in Fargo.

She has eight children, Charlie (Linda), Pelican Rapids, Minn.; Steve (Patti) Phoenix; Paul (Rose), Issaquah, Wash.; Dave (Kim), John (Nancy) and Mary (Troy) Wolf, all of Fargo; Deb (Bob) Bang, Eden Prairie, Minn.; and Matt (Erin), Mesa, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.