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Harley and Violet Kittelson
Husband's Full Name: Harley Kittelson
Husband's Place of Birth: near Harvey, ND
Husband's Father's Name: Clarence Kittelson
Husband's Mother's Name: Mathilda Hagen Kittelson
Husband's Siblings' Names: Marvin, Leona, Evangeline, Milo
Wife's Full Name: Violet Jane Boese Kittelson
Wife's Place of Birth: Manfred, ND
Wife's Father's Name: Louis Boese
Wife's Mother's Name: Ella Mennegar
Wife's Siblings' Names: Richard, Raymond, Harley, Mildred, Ervin, Louella, Wesley
Children's Names: Clifford, Bonnie
Violet was born July 16, 1925 near Manfred and attended school there. She loved to sing, and often sang duets with her brother Ervin. She was a cook in the Harvey Café for several years, and she also served as operator at the Manfred Telephone Central Office. Violet helped care for her mother.
In 1941, she married Harley Kittelson who worked in construction 45 years. He worked for Rudolph Hieb, Ben Hager, missile sites in North Dakota, and Haggard Construction of Fargo.They have two children: Clifford and his wife Nadine of Deerwood, Minnesota, and Bonnie of Rush City, Minnesota. Violet died in 1965.