Virginia E. Mezner, 91, a lifelong resident of Brainerd/Baxter, died peacefully with her daughter and sister-in-law present on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Good Samaritan Village-Bethany in Brainerd, Minn.
She was born in Brainerd to Fred and Jesse Hohensee. She married Frank Mezner in 1946. She was a loving wife and mother, a wonderful friend to many and enjoyed owning Mezner’s Young World clothing store in downtown Brainerd in the 1970s. She had a feisty personality and a warm heart. She loved her books, her yellow Labradors, White Sand Lake, the Minnesota Vikings, and Bar Harbor.
She is survived by son, Michael Mezner, of Sandy, Ore.; daughter, Laurel Mezner, of Baxter, Minn.; brother, Howard Hohensee, of Buffalo, Minn.; granddaughter, Mariah; two nieces; and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Frank, in 1990.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter. A small private memorial service will be held as Virginia requested. Memorials are preferred to Bethany Gardens or HART (Heartland Animal Rescue Team) of Brainerd, Minn.