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Anita Virnig

September 18, 1934 — October 28, 2013

ANITA VIRNIG, age 79, of Blue Earth, died Monday, October 28, 2013, at her home.Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 01, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Peter Klein officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Visitation time will be from 4:00PM 7:00PM Thursday October 31, 2013, and 1 hour before at the church., at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Anita (Schultz) Virnig was born September 18, 1934, on the family farm in Barber Township, Easton, MN, the daughter of Henry V. and Mary (Rauenhorst) Schultz. She completed grade school at the Catholic School in Easton, MN and graduated from Delavan High School in 1952. After high school, Anita was employed at the Frundt Law Office in Blue Earth as a legal secretary and bookkeeper, until her marriage. She married Fred Virnig on June 15, 1955 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Easton, MN. They lived in Elmore, MN, and she worked as bookkeeper at the Elmore Nursery where her husband was employed. She worked there until her first child was born. Anita then stayed home for 10 years to raise her family.In June of 1966, Anita, her husband and their four children moved to Blue Earth, MN. In 1967, she started working for the Callaghan Law Office, where she continued to work when it became Callaghan and Wendland Law Office, as a legal assistant, bookkeeper and tax preparer for 38 years until her retirement in 2004.Anita was an active member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church where she served on the Parish Council for three years as secretary, four years on the Finance Council and was a member of the WCCW. She was, also, a member of American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary. Anita enjoyed reading, knitting and shopping with her daughters. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family.Anita is survived by her husband Fred of Blue Earth, her daughter, Debra (Keven) Crabtree of Fergus Falls, MN, her son, Roderick (Cathryn) Virnig of Golden Valley, MN, her daughter, Marsha (Gary) Engler of Blue Earth, her son, William (Michele) Virnig of Brookings, SD, 8 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren and 1 brother, Leon (Midge) Schultz of Easton, MN.She was preceeded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, Cletus (Lillian) Schultz, Victor (Millie) Schultz and Vernon (Margie) Schultz, 2 sisters, Carmel (Raymond) Murphy and Marvel (Johnny) Kubu, infant grandson, Bradley R. Virnig and step great grandson, David Tesch.
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