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Virginia Weigel

Virginia Weigel

Sept. 26, 1929-May 8, 2013

Virginia Louise Weigel, 83, of Callaway, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo.

Virginia Louise Stach was born to Max and Anna (Swenson) Stach on September 16, 1929 on the family's farm near Wolverton.

At age six, she relocated with her family to a farm near Callaway. Virginia attended country school in Callaway Township through the eighth grade. She worked her way through high school by waitressing at the Graystone Hotel, and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1949.

On October 31, 1949, Virginia was united in marriage to Sherman Weigel at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Callaway. They resided near Callaway and started their family. They lived briefly in the Twin Cities and Richwood before moving in 1961 to their current home, her childhood farm.

Virginia worked very hard caring for her family and was an excellent homemaker. As their children grew older, Virginia also worked outside the home at Swifts. Throughout the years she was active with the Homemakers Group, and Ladies Aid at church.

She loved to dance, especially square dancing, and was a proud member of the Twirlers Dance Group. She was an avid reader and enjoyed going on trips with her family, including 20 years to the Scandinavian Festival in Minot. She took pride tending to her hollyhocks, gladiolus and rose bushes during the summer.

As a devoted wife and mother, Virginia was also a loving grandmother who adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Virginia will be remembered and deeply missed by her husband of 63 years, Sherman; children, Sherman D. (Deborah) of Nora Springs, Iowa, Terry (Kathleen) of Horace, N.D., Norman (Jill) of Bismarck, N.D., James (Cindy) of Mandan, N.D., Kathy LaPash (Glenn Kalsnes) of West Fargo, Mark (Colleen) of Centerville, Minn., Lee (Jamie) of Ogema and Debra (Jerry) Gunderson of Audubon.

She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, five sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway, from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Funeral services for Virginia will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13 in Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.