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Virginia A. Melvin-Wagner, 55, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. She was born May 7, 1958 in Cortez, Colo., to William David and Nancy (Sugg) Melvin.
Virginia was a retired Lt. Col. from the United States Air Force and Los Alamos National Laboratories serving in Egypt, Korea, Iceland and Turkey. She was a 1976 graduate of Princeton High School and later graduated from IU. She was passionate about singing and playing piano and loved the opera. Virginia loved reading for the WNIN Regular Reading Club. She enjoyed camping and travel. She was a member of the Evansville FOP, Disabled American Veterans and VFW Post 1114. She was an active member of Temple Adath B'nai Israel.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Wagner, of Evansville; daughters, Angel Melvin and Denae Melvin-Wagner, of Evansville; stepson, Ken Wagner, of Evansville; stepdaughter, Shannon Wagner, of Evansville; mother, Nancy (Sugg) McCormick, of Evansville; brother, Mike Melvin (Zane), of Evansville.
She is preceded by her father, William David Melvin.
Visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Ziemer Funeral Home, North Chapel, 6300 First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710 where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. with Rabbi Gary Mazo officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Adath B'nai Israel, 8440 Newburgh Rd, Evansville, IN 47715.
Condolences may be made online to the family at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.
Ziemer Funeral Home North
6300 N First Ave
Evansville, IN 47714
Published in Courier Press on May 5, 2014