Virginia Berscheit

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Virginia L. Berscheit, 88


Aug. 24, 1925 - July 7, 2014

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose for Virginia Berschiet who died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Grey Eagle.

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. 

Virginia Lou Honaker was born August 24, 1925 in Urbana, Iowa to Benjamin and Lola (Devereaux) Honaker.  She was united in marriage to Ernest Berscheit on July 16, 1943 in Hastings, Nebraska.   She was devoted to her family, God, and her church and always said that her children were her greatest accomplishment.

Survivors include her children, Margaret "Mickey" Doucette of Burtrum, Lawrence "Larry" (Kathy) Berscheit of Golden Valley, Rita (Ken) Ritter of Sauk Centre, Jerome "Jerry" (Fely) Berscheit of Ramsey, Linda (Mark) Berens of Grey Eagle, Ari (T.J.) Trollen of Black River Falls, WI, Lisa (Dave) Rahn of Melrose, Paul (Lynne) Berscheit of Rhinelander, WI, and Ronald "Ron" Berscheit of Sauk Centre; son-in-law, Tom Arvig of Melrose; 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; brother and sister, Benjamin Honaker of Denver, CO and Lola (Jake) Feis of Denver, CO.

Virginia was in preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Berscheit on November 12, 1972; parents; daughter, Emily Arvig; son-in-law, Dennis Doucette; grandson, Blaine Arvig; and brothers, William Honaker and Duane Honaker.


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Melrose, MN 56352
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Published in the St. Cloud Times on July 9, 2014
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