Virginia V. M. SteffesVirginia Violet Middleton Steffes, formerly of Dickinson, was released from Earth’s pull and fluttered painlessly to Heaven on Saturday, Dec. 29.
Virginia Violet Middleton Steffes, formerly of Dickinson, was released from Earth’s pull and fluttered painlessly to Heaven on Saturday, Dec. 29.
A Mass of Christian burial is Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Church of St. Mary in Bismarck, with The Rev. Msgr. Gene Lindemann officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Dickinson.
Visitation is Monday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Eastgate Funeral Service, where a vigil service is at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Virginia consented to the laws of gravity for 95 years and five months. She did so with love, courage, dignity, humor and just plain grit.
Virginia remained the quintessential Mom to her last days and will be profoundly missed by her six living children and their families: Virginia Becker, Yvonne Mahoney, Marie Quam, Dan (Lila) Steffes, Lois Ternes, and Tom (Cindy) Steffes. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; two grandsons, Shawn and Matthew McGauley; one granddaughter, Tracy Steffes; and recently, her cherished son, David (Brandi) Steffes.
She was also preceded in death by her siblings: Sylvia, Bud, Gladys, Sherman, Bill, Lillian and Marjory.
While Mother has defeated the relentless grip of the Earth, her tender love remains tethered to those she left behind. We are comforted to know that to reach her henceforth, we need only look to the heavens, tug on that tether of love and she will be there … like always.
Go to www.eastgatefuneral.com to share memories of Virginia and to sign the online guestbook.
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