Viola M. Reiser

A funeral service was held Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd Chapel in New Rockford, for Viola M. Reiser, 83, of Langdon and formerly of New Rockford.

Viola Reiser

Posted on 11/6/14

She died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Maple Manor Care Center of Langdon.

Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery near New Rockford.

Viola was born March 20, 1931 at Kulm to John and Magdalina Ruff. She grew up and was schooled in the Kulm area then moved to Bismarck where she waitressed and met her future husband, Edwin.  She and Edwin were married December 9, 1951 near Kulm but lived in Bismarck until the late 1950’s.  Edwin’s job caused their move to New Rockford where she worked as a maid at the local motel and then as the school cook for the New Rockford school for 30 years. She continued living in New Rockford at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd after Edwin’s death in 2004 and then moved to Langdon in 2010. She was currently a resident at Maple Manor Care Center. She loved knitting, gardening, bowling, baking/canning, and playing BINGO. She was a former member of the Congregational Church in New Rockford.

Surviving Viola are her sons: Duane (Kathleen) of Grand Forks, Jerry (Sue) of Langdon; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and siblings: Pearl Eldridge, Delores (Alvin) Entzie, LeRoy (Sadie) Ruff, and Mable Pahl.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edwin, brothers LaVerne and Clarence, great-grandchild Justin Kruk and brothers-in-law Jerry Eldridge and Alvin Pahl.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences available at