Vivian Helen (Kuglin) Rien, 100 years, 11 months & 1 day, went home to be with the Lord at the Cokato Manor Nursing Home on Thursday, September 1, 2016.
A Celebration of Life service will be on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Albion Evangelical Free Church, Cokato, MN at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Philip Geoffrion officiating. Music by Norma Geoffrion. A lunch will follow.
Vivian was born September 30, 1915 in Renville County to the late Fred and Annie (Ahrendt) Kuglin. Vivian attended the Middle Creek Evangelical Church where she was both baptized and confirmed. Vivian attended Beckyn District 27 Country School and Renville High School.
On March 2, 1941 she was united in marriage to Alvin Rien of Paynesville, MN at the Middle Creek Evangelical Church in North Redwood. Following the marriage, they moved to a farm south of Annandale. On this farm they spent many joyous years working the farm and raising three children. In 1980 they semi-retired after 39 years. They moved across the road from their farm until Alvin passed away in 1992. In 1996 Vivian moved to Cokato. Alvin and Vivian joined Albion Evangelical Free Church in 1943 where they were faithful members and workers for the Lord. At the time of Vivian’s passing, she was the oldest living member of Albion Church.
Survivors include a daughter; Gloria (Lawrence) Kroshka of Peoria, AZ; son, David (Gwen) Rien of Cokato and their children and grandchildren; Terry (Debbie) Marcus and Devan; Jarrod (Jen) Cameron, Phillip, Tyler, and Alannah; Chad; Shane (Shauna); Misse -Keegan and Haley; Ryley; son Steven (Judy) Rien of Annandale and their children and grandchildren; Matthew (Amy) Katelyn, Brantley, Emma, and Adeline; Michael (Melanie) Rowen and Nora. sister-in-law Edna Kuglin, nieces, nephews and friends.
Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin in 1992, her mother in 1918 and her father in 1953, brothers – Walter, Lawrence and Orville, sisters – Sylvia, Mable and Pearl.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a memorial may be sent to Albion Ev. Free Church.
Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato & Howard Lake, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com