Vivian LaVerne Omodt Brevig

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 5:06 pm

Vivian LaVerne Omodt Brevig, firstborn of Melvin and Regina Dahler Omodt, was welcomed into the arms of her Savior at the age of 93 years while a resident at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minn. In celebration of Vivian’s life, guests are invited to wear her favorite color, pink, to the visitation and service, if they so choose. Roble Funeral Home is handling all arrangements and will host a visitation Tuesday, July 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.., and one hour prior to services Wednesday. The Service of Consecration and Burial is at Faith Lutheran Church of Black Hammer Wednesday, July 15, at 11 a.m. Pastor Leonard Liptack will officiate. Internment will follow in the church cemetery.  Online condolences may be left at roblefuneralhome.com.
Vivian was baptized immediately, on the day of her birth, March 16, 1922, by her great grandfather, Ole Myhre, who also served as midwife. A church baptism at Faith Lutheran Church of Black Hammer followed, March 30, 1922. Vivian grew up on Beaver Ridge, learning about farming and the Lord from her father. Norwegian was her first language. She learned to speak English after attending country school, District 71 on Beaver Ridge, where she completed the 8th grade. Vivian graduated from Spring Grove High School June 6, 1941, while living with her Dahler grandparents in town.  She worked at Quinnell’s General Store throughout high school. Vivian was confirmed into the Lutheran faith by Pastor E.F. Borg-Breen in 1937, and was married in the same church to Alvin Fordyce Brevig Aug. 24, 1941. Together they farmed and raised seven children all of whom survive her: Mavis Ione Hampton (Joe) Wallace of La Crosse, Wis.; BevAnn Brevig (Henry Kling, special friend) of The Villages, Fla.; Mary Lou (Robert, deceased) Knight (Daryl Magee, special friend) of Cedar Falls; Betty Jean Kampschroer (Allen) Schmidt of Wykoff;  Vernice Arlene Klug of Mabel; Fordyce Laverne (Marjorie Treangen) Brevig of Spring Grove; and Ardys Marie Jennings (Carl) Richards currently of Annapolis, Md. Vivian was a lifelong member of Faith Lutheran Church of Black Hammer and taught Sunday school there for many years, managed the church library for 30 years, sang in the choir and was active in Ladies’ Aid and Sewing Circle. She served as a leader within Black Hammer 4-H for many years, with the Black Hammer Farm Bureau for 36 years, and was active in Sons of Norway for many years after that. She was proud of her Norske heritage. After retiring from farming in 1978, she and Alvin enjoyed traveling all around the U.S. and Canada. They also especially enjoyed travels to visit daughter Mavis in California, and daughter, BevAnn in Norway and Belize, Central America. Throughout her adult life, Vivian sewed with passion and love:  clothing for her children and grandchildren, wedding dresses, quilts, crafts of all kinds, gifts and hundreds of dolls. She was an avid photographer and was frequently invited to show slides at various community events. In her later years, Vivian lived at The Meadows Assisted Living and ultimately, Green Lea Manor in Mabel. Wherever Vivian has been, she has made friends. She lived her life with enthusiasm and kindness toward all she met. She loved each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful daughter and sister, a loving wife, devoted mother and aunt, loyal friend and was generous with her time and attention for grandchildren and all who needed it. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her warm and kind heart.
Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin in 2002; a sister, Doris Bakke; brother Alden; son-in-law Bob Knight, a granddaughter, Mary Kaye Knight and great granddaughter, Alexis Susanne Klug.
In addition to all seven children, Vivian is survived by four siblings, 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and dozens of nieces and nephews.  
The family wishes to thank Green Lea Manor staff for their loving care and a special thank you goes to all of the Heartland Hospice team. The family also is grateful for the visits and kind ministration from Pastor Leonard Liptack.

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