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Published May 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Virginia Louise Weigel

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

Virginia Louise Stach was born September 16, 1929 on the farm near Wolverton, MN to Max and Anna (Swenson) Stach. At age 6, her family relocated to a farm near Callaway, MN. Virginia attended country school in Callaway Township through the 8th 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, MN before moving in 1961 to their current home, her childhood farm.

Virginia Louise Weigel

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

Virginia Louise Stach was born September 16, 1929 on the farm near Wolverton, MN to Max and Anna (Swenson) Stach. At age 6, her family relocated to a farm near Callaway, MN. Virginia attended country school in Callaway Township through the 8th 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, MN 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, IA; Terry (Kathleen) of Horace, ND; Norman (Jill) of Bismarck, ND; James (Cindy) of Mandan, ND; Kathy LaPash (Glenn Kalsnes) of West Fargo, ND; Mark (Colleen) of Centerville, MN; Lee (Jamie) of Ogema, MN; and Debra (Jerry) Gunderson of Audubon, MN. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters and 1 brother.

Visitation will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway, MN, on Sunday, May 12, from 5PM until 7PM, with a Prayer Service at 7PM. Funeral Services for Virginia will be held Monday, May 13 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, at 11AM, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, MN.

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