Ramona C. Virnig, 90

Ramona C. Virnig, a resident of Pierz, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April 4, at St. John of Nepomuk Church in Lastrup, with Father David Maciej officiating. Burial was at St. John’s Parish Cemetery in Lastrup.

Ramona was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Waite Park, to the late Thomas and Mary (Leahy) Majerus. The family moved to a farm near Harding where she grew up with her parents and her four brothers, Bernard, Willard, Cecil and Edward. Before she married Oliver Virnig in 1947, she worked at Munsingwear in Little Falls and also at Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis. She and Oliver owned a farm north of Pierz. Ramona had many interests and hobbies and especially enjoyed creating quilts, sewing, playing cards, gardening, baking and getting together with family and friends. She loved both hearing and telling a good joke. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Ramona is survived by her children: Mary Imgrund of Roseville, Larry Virnig of Plymouth, David Virnig of Pierz, Steven Virnig of St. Louis Park, Lynette Virnig and friend, Tom of Roseville and Denise Virnig of Upsala; and Leon Virnig and wife, Julie of Pierz; brother, Cecil Majerus and wife, Ann of Brainerd. She was proud of her children, 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver, in 2001.

Honorary pallbearers were the St. John’s Christian Mothers. Active pallbearers were Jacki Imgrund, Mark Blonigen, Brian Virnig, Mariah Virnig, Shannon Virnig and Aaron Virnig.

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