Arvalene M. Vedvik

Arvalene M. Vedvik

Arvalene M. Vedvik, 79, of rural Mt. Sterling passed away early Saturday morning, June 30, 2012, at the Bethel Home, Viroqua, where she was a resident since May 5, 2012. She was born on October 31, 1932, on Nottingham Ridge to Melvin “Buddy” and Anna (Everson) Skrede.

She was baptized and confirmed at the Bad Axe Lutheran Church at Purdy, and later shared her musical talents with the Sunday School there. She attended elementary school at the Nottingham School in Jefferson Township and graduated from Viroqua High School in 1950. She attended Coleman Vocational School, LaCrosse, and Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, MN. On June 8, 1968, she married Jacob Vedvik at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Viroqua. They farmed in rural Ferryville and later moved to rural Mt. Sterling. She was a member of the Utica Lutheran Church. Along with many other positions, she worked at Sugar Creek Bible Camp, Retired Senior Volunteer Program for Crawford County, Bethel Home and Cabella’s. She organized Intergenerational Folk Fairs at area schools. Genealogy was an important part of her life. She enjoyed tracing her Norwegian family heritage and traveled to Norway nine times. She was the Newsletter Editor of Nordfjorlag for many years.

Arvalene is survived by her husband, Jacob of 44 years; sister in law, Bernelle Skrede, Viroqua; brother-in-law Harold A. (Meredith) Vedvik; rural Seneca, eight nieces and nephews, Bernadine (David) Hornby, Mark Skrede, Bethany (Eric) Vold, Harold R Vedvik, Randy (Janet) Vedvik, Teri (John) Swanson, Mark Roemer and Robert (Janet) Roemer as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arvalene was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Arvid M. Skrede, a nephew David Skrede, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Margaret and Howard Roemer and a niece, Marcia (Roemer) Connelly.

Blessed be our memory of Arvalene Vedvik

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Utica Lutheran Church. The Rev. Dr. Steven Fossum will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, 123 W. Decker (Hwy 56) in Viroqua and at the church on Tuesday after 10 a.m.