Violet Irene Cour, 83, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Cindy Jones, in Big Rapids. She was born on July 22, 1933 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, the daughter of Albert L. and Deretha (Wing) Durfee.
Violet is survived by her children; Linda (George) Novotny of Valparaiso, IN, David (Cathy) Hardy of Durand, MI, Patricia (Mark) Fribley and Cindy (Bill) Jones of Big Rapids; her step-daughter, Kathy (Ron) DeMott, step-sons, Arthur (Pam) Cour, all of Mecosta and Terry (Lynn) Cour of Evart, and 15 grandchildren and many great grandchildren plus several nieces and nephews.
Violet enjoyed playing dominoes and cards, making handmade crafts, crocheting and spending time with her family.
Violet was preceded in death by her husband Art, her parents, brothers, Berdette and Boyd, sisters: Bonnie Welch Behrenwald and Virginia Welch Kappler and her great granddaughter, Kyla Holt.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids with Pastor Charles Hewlett officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mecosta. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice