Virginia Ferguson(1925 - 2013)

Virginia Ferguson

Virginia Ferguson, age 87, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls.

She was born on January 6, 1925 in Sheboygan daughter of the late Delmar and Hilma (Markwardt) Degen.

She attended grade school and graduated from Sheboygan Central High School, she then furthered her education and graduated from Sheboygan County Teachers College and Lakeland College.

On September 14, 1946 she married Lowell E. Ferguson in Sheboygan. He preceded her in death on September 22, 1996.

Through her working career she worked for HC Prange's as a copy editor, and later taught elementary school in Cascade and in Plymouth at Parkview.

She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth, a member of Naomi's Circle, in her free time she enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her three children James (Judith) Ferguson of Colorado Springs, Gary (Kathleen) Ferguson of Plymouth, Mark (Louise Speed) Ferguson of Detroit, four grandchildren Stephanie (Ken) Collier, Paul (McKenzie) Ferguson, Cassandra Ferguson, and Erin (Jess Barley) Ferguson, two great grandchildren Alison Matzdorf and Caden Ferguson, two brothers George (Rita) Degen of Plymouth, Richard (Dolores) Degen of Arizona

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Rev. Lowell E. Ferguson, and a sister-in-law LaVerne Degen.

Funeral services will be held 7 PM on Tuesday January 8, 2013 at Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth with the Rev. James Hoppert officiating. Burial will take place in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery on Wednesday at 10 AM. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 5 PM until the time of service.

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Published in Sheboygan Press on Jan. 4, 2013