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Virginia Weappa

Virginia (Ginger) Elaine Weappa, 86, of Sebeka passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Feb. 8, 2013, at the Heritage House of Sebeka.

Born on Nov. 28, 1926, to Flora (Lee) and Omer Stephenson, Ginger was a graduate of Sebeka High School.

She married the late Ralph William Weappa on Aug. 26, 1943, and they made their home in Wadena. Ginger assisted Ralph with his work as a technician for Minnesota Valley Breeders Association and enjoyed raising their family, as well as fishing and hunting. After Ralph's death, Ginger shared her love for cooking at the Ottertail Liquor Store, Country Roads, Bluffton Power House and eventually worked for many years at the Wadena golf course.

In addition to her husband, Ginger was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Jean (Carpenter) Geise and Betty Weappa; great-grandson, Marcus Wurst; along with other dear family members.

Ginger is survived by her sister, Connie (Claflin) Bennett; children, Larry (Lynda) Weappa, Gail (Bob) Wurst, Mary (Scott) Rstom, Linda (John) Wex and Geri (Peter) Ginder; and her adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her words, "not an ugly one in the bunch!"

A memorial service will be held Feb. 16 at Wevley Funeral Home, 107 1st St. NE in Sebeka, with a fellowship gathering at 1 p.m. followed by service at 2 p.m.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff of Heritage House for the wonderful care they provided Ginger over the past several years, as well as support given to the family at the end of her journey.

Inurnment services will be held at Sebeka West Cemetery at a later date.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wevley Funeral Home in Sebeka.