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 Virginia “Ginny” <I>Goetz</I> Barras

Virginia “Ginny” Goetz Barras

Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA
Death 9 Jul 2011 (aged 62)
Michigan, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 73104873 · View Source
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Virginia, 62, loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend died Saturday, after a short courageous battle with lung cancer. Ginny was the daughter of Peter R. and Audrey (Nielson) Goetz.

She worked for and retired from Fifth Third Bank after 33 years of service and was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns. Ginny loved Christmas and holidays, traveling, long walks, dancing, singing, bowling, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, bonfires, gambling, bird watching and watching all kinds of wildlife and nature, her swimming pool and most of all her family, friends and her faith.

On July 30, 1966 she married George J. Barras Jr. and they have shared 45 wonderful years together.

Surviving is her husband George; daughters, Lori (Chip) Keilen, Kim (Brad) Smith; one son, Brad; six grandchildren, Lindsey and Drew Keilen, Mitchell and McKenzie, Hilley, Paige and Kaylie Smith; mother, Audrey Goetz; mother-in-law Ellen Barras; sisters, Linda, Brenda, Susan (Eric), and Peggy; brothers Peter (Julie) and Steven (Amy) Goetz.

She was preceded in death by her father, Peter R. Goetz, father-in-law, George J. Barras Sr. and brother-in-law Ron Barras.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns with Rev. Fr. Eoin Murphy as Celebrant. A vigil service was held.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society East Lansing, MI or Hospice of Lansing Stoneleigh Residence, Lansing, MI.

Ginny's family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Stoneleigh Residence for all their loving support and care


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  • Added: 9 Jul 2011
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