Remembering the life of Virginia Bogenschutz.
Join us in celebrating the life of Virginia Bogenschutz. She was best known to those who knew her as "Ginny." Virginia passed away Friday evening, June 26, 2009. Though she battled cancer and health issues the last few years she continued to reside in her home of 58 years right to her very last day. She was 83 years.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday night June 30 at the Bonnerup Funeral Home, 2210 East Main, Albert Lea. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Pastor Jay Dahlvang will officiate and interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. After Virginia is laid to rest, family and friends are invited back to Salem Lutheran Church to continue her remembrance and enjoy lunch together.
Virginia Mae was the eldest child of Frank and Jessie Blaser. She was born on Nov. 8, 1925, in Mankato and was a lifelong resident of Minnesota. Her only sibling, Frank Jr., her mother and father preceded her in death, as did Edwin, her husband of 59 years.
Virginia and Edwin Bogenschutz were married in Salem Lutheran Church Nov. 2, 1946. Together they had five children. They all survive her: LeAnn Fritsche and Sharee Bogenschutz, of Albert Lea, Tim (Nancy) Bogenschutz, of Brainerd, Daniel Bogenschutz, of Owatonna, and Arnold (Valerie) Bogenschutz, of Mankato. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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