Vivian Louise (Andersen) Ohl was born Oct. 9, 1928, to David and Vera (Parker) Andersen in Harlan. She was raised in Harlan until she was 12, and then the family moved to a farm between Earling and Dunlap, and she attended Dunlap High School. She worked in Dow City at Daniel’s Produce. On Dec. 2, 1944, Vivian married Francis Ohl at the Lutheran Church in Carroll. The couple lived near Dow City, and then they moved to Carroll. She then worked for Ocoma Foods in Carroll. In 1953, the family returned to the Dow City area and farmed. They also farmed near Dunlap and Logan, and in December of 1964, they purchased a farm near Magnolia. Vivian helped with the farming and was also an Avon and Shaklee representative. Vivian also worked at Harvey Foods in Logan in the bakery area. In 1996, Vivian and Francis built a home in Woodbine.
Vivian was a member of the First Christian Church in Woodbine. She also enjoyed being member of the Red Hat Society.
Vivian died on Oct. 26, 2020, at the Longview Nursing Home at the age of 92 years and 17 days.
Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francis Ohl; two daughters, Mary Ann Ohl and Jean Holcomb; grandson, Jeff Holcomb; daughter-in-law, Ricki Ohl; six brothers, Wilbur, Charles, Alva, David Jr., Norman and Vernon Andersen; and sister, Erville Hein. She is survived by three children, Don (Lu) Ohl of Laurinburg, N.C., Rick (Virgene) Ohl of Logan, Kathleen Jacobsen of Blair, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and two on the way; brother, James (Dora) Andersen of Medford, Ore.; and many other relatives and friends.
A private family funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine. The clergy was Rev. Chuck Snow and the musicians were Nancy Foutch and Sue Benedickt. Sue sang “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and there was a recorded musical selection of “Back to God” by Reba McIntire. The honorary pallbearers were: Michelle Godden, Karen Kelley, Colleen Lilly, Cari Ohl, Cheri Anderson, and Marnie Jacobsen. The pallbearers were: Kyle Hammitt, Dallas Jacobsen, Rod Ohl, JR Ohl, Doug Holcomb, Mike Godden, Tristan Jacobsen and Cayden Ohl. The final resting place is at the Woodbine Cemetery.
Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of the arrangements. www.foutsfuneralhome.com