Violet Just


Violet Just, 89, passed away on January 27, 2024. Services will be held at 11:00 AM CST, Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck with Pastor Sylvia Bull officiating.  The service will be livestreamed on the Faith Lutheran Church website.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the start of the service at the church.

Violet was born March 28, 1934, near Mercer, ND to Gust & Christina Neumiller. Violet was the youngest of 2 brothers, Richard & Lenhart, a sister, Ella, and 3 Heavenly sisters, Alvina, Hertha, and Aletha Neumiller.

Violet attended Country School before enrolling at Bismarck High School for a year and moving on to start working at the Capitol Lunch Room and Perfection Cleaners.

On November 4th, 1953, Violet married the love of her life, Leo Just, in Bismarck, ND. Together, they started their life by moving to the Bender Farm. In 1958, Violet & Leo made their way back to Bismarck and settled into their forever home, later welcoming their daughter and light of their lives, Sheila Kay.

Violet enjoyed annual trips to Phoenix, Arizona in the winters, where she and the family would visit the Phoenix Zoo, sit in the sun, and spend some time shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

In February 2022, Violet made a new home at St. Gabriel’s, where she proudly displayed photos and artwork made by her 3 favorite Welk children, Cazden (9), Brynlie (7), & Brexlie (5), her love for flamingos, and enjoyed doing crafts and playing Bingo weekly, shopping for special prizes for those most special to her.

Violet’s hobbies included reading the Bible, doing volunteer work, crafts – such as bead working, collecting salt and pepper shakers, baking & cooking, coffee dates with Leo at the Donut Hole, and Saturday shopping trips with her daughter. She enjoyed watching the Vikings games with Sheila, German food, and loved beating Leo at checkers.

Violet also enjoyed being a member of the Altar Guild at Faith Lutheran Church for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo Just; parents, Gust & Christina Neumiller; siblings Ella (John) Schon, Richard Neumiller, & Lenhart (Edith) Neumiller, Alvina, Hertha, & Aletha Neumiller; her mother and father-in-law, Emanuel & Justina Just; in-laws, Fred & Viola Fredericksen, Alice & Ted Neumiller, Whitey & Bob Schiermeister, Verl & Verline Jensen, Elton Just, Rosie & Leo Free, and Myron Just.

She is survived by daughter, Sheila Just and three very special kiddos, Cazden, Brynlie, and Brexlie Welk, sisters-in-law, Leona Neumiller, Karen Just, & Doris Just, and numerous nieces & nephews.

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Hi Sheila, I was so very sad when I learned of your moms passing. You were such a wonderful daughter to both your parents. Take care, Dawn ( My dad resides at St Gabriel’s and we would pass each other in the hall)

I’m so sorry to hear about your mom Sheila. Both of your parents were amazing people and I loved getting to know them while at the nursing home. They always made me laugh and the love they had for each other was one of a kind. Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.