Viona Nisbit, 99, of St. Charles, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Golden Living Center in St. Charles. Viona was born March 15, 1918, in Highland, Wis., to Henry and Henrietta (Marcum) Holmes. She moved as a young lady to Winona County to work for local farm families. Viona married Willard Nisbit on Nov. 21, 1938, in Decorah, Iowa. They made their home near Saratoga. Cherishing motherhood, she raised her four children there. Viona loved to bake cakes and pies, cook, garden and sew. After her kids were raised, she worked for Lake Center Switch in Lewiston. Willard died in 1985. She later moved to St Charles. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Utica.

Survivors include her four children, Pauline "Sis" Connaughty, of Altura, Willard "Bud" (Denise) Nisbit Jr., of Rochester, Bonnie (Roger) Morrisey, of Zumbro Falls, and Peggy (Ronald) Petersen, of Rushford; 14 grandchildren, Sherrill (Steven) Vanguilder, Leslie Nisbit, Duane Nisbit, Suzanne Nisbit, Sandra Baxter (Kenneth), Matthew (Elizabeth) Morrisey, Sara (Brent) Meincke, Amy (Matthew) Eppen, Guy Hansen, Kim (Patrick) Nesler, Christopher (Jennifer) Hansen, Ronald Petersen Jr., and Robert (Erica) Petersen; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren; also two sisters, Gladys Severtson and Carole Weinkes, both of Madison, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard; a grandson, Rodney Nisbit; and four sisters, Marcella, Dorothy, LaVonne, and Rebecca.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Utica, with the Rev. Tim Gerarden officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Utica.

Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles. assisted the family with the arrangements. Please share a memory of Viona and view her video tribute, when it becomes available, at