Virginia Mary <I>Freund</I> Elliott

Virginia Mary Freund Elliott

Birth
Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 21 Aug 2015 (aged 83)
Grand Meadow, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 151162188 · View Source
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Virginia Mary Elliott, 83, of Adams, MN, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center.

Virginia was born October 29, 1931, in Johnsburg, MN, to Isidore and Katherine (Klapperich) Freund. She spent her youth in Johnsburg, attending St. John the Baptist Catholic School and serving ice cream at her parent’s general store. She attended high school in Adams, graduated and worked as a teller at the Adams Bank. She married Dean Francis Elliott on April 26, 1951, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg.

Virginia was a homemaker and an extraordinary seamstress. Once her children were raised, she worked as a home health aide because she had a natural ability to care for people. She had simple, friendly and charming wit that fascinated many. Virginia was a social butterfly who brought pleasure to many bustling shoppers in her final job as a dedicated, Walmart greeter.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Virginia was selfless, humble and put others first every time. Virginia loved to listen to a wide variety of music on her Bose sound system and often drew others into the sunroom at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center to sing, clap and dance.

Virginia especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It was not unusual for someone to leave with a little gift bag or snack. She always enjoyed brewing a pot of coffee and visiting, regardless of the occasion. One main purpose in her life was to bring simple joy to others.

She is survived by her children, Kathryn (Dano) Lange, Rochester, Paul Elliott, New Prague, Ann (Richard) Soltau, LeRoy, Sharon O’Connor, Bloomington, Ronald Elliott, Rochester, Denise (Tim) Baker, Rosemount, and Margene (Brent) Gunderson, Austin; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters, Ardella Dahle, Placerville, CA, Lucille Blaser, Osage, Iowa, Bertilla Noble, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mary Orth, Pine River and Angela Smith, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brothers, John (Jean) Freund, Winona and Raphael (Ruth) Freund, Austin; sister-in-law, Phyllis Freund, Austin; brother-in-law Gervis Blaser, Osage, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dean Francis Elliott to whom she was married for 63 years; parents Isidore and Katherine Freund, sister, Lucina Blaser; brother, Delphine Freund; three infant siblings; brothers-in-law Don “Butch” Smith, Larry Orth, Howard Dahle and Kenneth Blaser.

Thank you to Dr. Gregg, Grand Meadow Health Care Center, and Seasons Hospice staff for providing excellent care. Special thanks to Douglas “sonny boy” Ashton for his love and friendship.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26th at St. John the Baptist Catholic church in Johnsburg, with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic cemetery.

There will be a 4:00 p.m. prayer service followed by the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home on Tuesday August 25th where friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Obituary and photo from Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home.


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  • Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 24 Aug 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 151162188
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Mary Freund Elliott (29 Oct 1931–21 Aug 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 151162188, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by DaveVangsness (contributor 16959198) .