STAPLES -- Virginia D. Collitt, 78, Staples, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
She was born June 7, 1922, in Sebeka to Paul and Sophie (Fischer) Burgau. She graduated from Sebeka High School and attended St. Paul Bible College. She married the Rev. Robert F. Collitt on Aug. 11, 1943, in Beulah Beach, Ohio. They served at different Alliance churches in West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio. They also served in Methodist churches in North Dakota. They retired in 1984. She was president of the Society of United Methodist Women and also for the Alliance Women for many years. She served on the Awana Children Ministry.
Survivors include her husband; and a sister, Merla Jean Seibert, Sebeka.
A sister, Genevieve, and three brothers, infant Paul, Roger and Russel, died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Staples Alliance Church with the Rev. Jonathan Wiggins officiating. Burial will be in Wadena Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at Staples Alliance Church and an hour before services Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements are with Bielema Funeral Home of Verndale.
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