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Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother & Friend of Roseville Virginia passed away on April 21, 2014 at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Charles J. "Chuck" Linder, her parents, two sisters and their husbands. She is survived by daughters, Mary Ellen Guy (Robert), Scottsdale, AZ, Susan Bates (Dr. Bruce), North Oaks, MN, Carol Jo Forneris (Steven Landgraf), Arden Hills, MN and AFS daughter, Annabelle (Anthony) Feliciano and Family, Manila, Philippines. Grandmother of Melissa and Martin Gragg, Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Jennifer Guy and Jimmy Franzone, San Francisco, CA, Michael and Dr. Melissa Bates, Madison, WI and Dr. David and Samantha Bates, Minneapolis, MN and 7 special great grandchildren. Virginia's greatest joys in life were her dear family, wonderful friends, her home, church and serving her community. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior and also did graduate work at the University of Minnesota. She taught High School English until her marriage in 1942. She had been a resident of Roseville since 1952 and participated in many school and community activities. She was a sports enthusiast, especially following the Twins and U of M Football Team. She was a long time member of the North Oaks Golf Club. Virginia also always looked forward to her Bridge Groups in St. Paul and Scottsdale. She enjoyed her summer home in Northern WI, which was a family gathering place, and her winters in Scottsdale, AZ. We know our mother was so grateful to have lived a long and rewarding life in good health. She will always be remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness. Mom will forever be our dad's "Swedish Lady." Services will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 4880 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, MN. Virginia's Celebration of Life will continue from 4:00-7:30 PM at North Oaks Golf Club, 54 East Oaks Road, North Oaks, MN. Memorials preferred to the following: Children's Hospital Association Rosebud Guild 347 Smith Avenue - Suite 501 St. Paul, MN 55102 -or- University of Minnesota Foundation Breast Cancer Research Fund 11449 P. O. Box 860266 Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266
Published in Pioneer Press on May 18, 2014
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