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Virginia Miranda-Heller, age 89, of Arborwood Lodge, Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Strawberry Lane, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
Memorial Services are 11:00 AM Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Doug Schalow will officiate. Burial in Dexterville Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday at Ritchay Funeral Home from 10:00-11:00 AM.
Virginia was born April 18, 1923 in Tigerton, WI to Alexander and Rachel (Hill) Denny. Her husband, Edmund Heller preceded her in death on December 8, 1999.
Virginia took great pride in her life's work. She helped Ed on the cranberry marsh where they lived together for most of their lives. The whole family worked together during harvest time and she prepared food for the parties they had for their employees when the harvest was over. She also enjoyed working in her yard and tending to her many flowers. When stopping by to visit you could usually find her outside or sitting on her back porch watching the birds and wildlife in her backyard. She was also known to beat you in a game of Chinese checkers but her greatest pleasure came from visits with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Virginia always saw the good in people and she will be greatly missed by her family and everyone that knew her.
Virginia is survived by six children- Charles Miranda of Madison, WI, Ronald (Diane) Heller of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, George (JoAnn) Heller of Nekoosa, WI, Lori (Tim) Brost of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Chuck (Marilyn) Heller of Pleasant Prairie, WI, and Dorothy (Rudy) Omania of California; sister, Dorothy Erickson of Shawano, WI, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Dec. 17, 2012