Violet was born January 17, 1927 to Michael and Pauline (Klosowski) Stodolka on the family farm south of Bowlus. She was the eighth of twelve children and graduated from Holdingford Public School.  Violet was joined in marriage to Edward Pintok June 10, 1947 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Bowlus. They celebrated 70 years of inseparable life together, raising 5 boys and 5 girls on their family farm northwest of Opole. Violet was a devoted mother to her ten children, nineteen grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren. She cherished her family as she did her faith.

Throughout her life she spent her days cultivating her gardens and tending to the multitude of tasks of humble farm life. She sowed seeds of both life and love. The same attributes that are now carried on through those she loved so dearly. Violet will be remembered for her endless compassion for children, a deep commitment to her Catholic faith,and a devoted member of the Christian Women. She was especially known to all for her distinctly Polish coffee cake.     Violet is survived by her loving husband Edward; children Michael (Cindy) Manitowoc, WI; Patricia (Thomas) Thome, Circle Pines; Linda (Ronald) Pogatchnik, Avon; Christy (Terry) Morgel, Avon; Ambrose, Rice; Edward Jr. (Shelley), Rice; Ann Marie (Patrick Sr.) Wentland, Holdingford; Gerard, Holdingford; Connie (John) Meagher, Avon; and Jeffrey (Kimberly) Big Lake. Also Violet's siblings; Ted (Mary Ann) Stodolka, Kenny Stodolka, and Marilyn (Paul) Miller.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Jerry Stodolka, Edwin Stodolka, Florence Warzecha, Michael Stodolka, Clemence Stodolka, Clarence Stodolka, Irene Winkler, and Diane Slivnik.

     The family wishes to thank CHI Hospice of Little Falls, the reliable and generous volunteers, and all the hospice nurses that were there in her final months at home. We especially want to thank Violet’s dedicated nurse, Stacy, who went above and beyond to bring comfort and care to Violet and the family.