Violet E. Archbold-Stamman, a lifelong resident of the Clare area, longstanding member of the First Baptist Church of Clare, and retired LPN of Central Michigan Community Hospital passed away August 31 at the age of 94 at Horizon Senior Living Clare, where she has made her home for the last three years.
On February 18, 1920, to John Herman and Lucy (Radloff) Rank, was born Violet Eleanor, the eldest of five children. She resided at the family homestead, Sheridan Twp., Clare County, until completing studies at Eagle country school. She then moved to Clare and started her first job at the City Bakery, now known as Cops & Doughnuts.
On March 16, 1940, she became the bride of Lynn Eugene Archbold, and they made their home on the Archbold farm in Vernon Twp., Isabella County….to this union were born two children, Evelyn Mae and Philip Lynn.
At the early age of 46, Violet became a widow. She resumed studies and became a Licensed Practical Nurse, fulfilling a lifetime ambition, and was able to care for others in this capacity for 17 years before retirement.
On May 19, 1984, she married Arnold J. Stamman of Harrison, and they shared nearly 20 years of happiness together. The love of the Stamman family has been truly shown in how much they have treasured and cared for Violet these many years.
Much of her time and interests were devoted to family, church activities, bible study, music and reading. Sunday morning worship services were always an important part of her week.
Surviving are her children; Evelyn (Dr. Bob) Marciano of Mobridge, SD; Roy (Laurene) Stamman of Gladwin, Mi., Jean Moncrieff of Buffalo, NY.; sister Eileen Hampton of Horizon Senior Living, Clare, Mi.; brother Larry Rank of Flower Mound, Tx., and brother-in-law, Carl Ott of Howell, Mi., together with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Lynn (1967); husband Arnold (2003); son Philip (1988); sisters Alma Shull and Elsie Hill-Ott.
Burial will be in the Cherry Grove Cemetery in Clare, Mi. Anyone desiring to do so, make a memorial donation to a charity of one’s choosing. Funeral services will be from the First Baptist Church of Clare on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 AM. Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 5, from 3 to 8 PM at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home.