Funeral for Virginia A ‘Ginny’ Pfannenstein, 87, of St. Joseph

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Virginia A “Ginny” Pfannenstein, 87

St. Joseph

Jan. 3, 1933-Oct. 14, 2020

Virginia A. “Ginny” Pfannenstein, 87, of St. Joseph, died Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

Survivors include the following: her children, Cyril (Janet) of St. Joseph, Joan (Gary) Vanderweyst of Glendorado, Harvey (Carol) of St. Joseph, Richard (Sherri) of St. Joseph, Karen (Galen) of Avon, Sharon Pueringer of Sartell, Patrick (Joan) of St. Joseph and Paul (Tammy) of St. Joseph; 36 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Larry Everson; brothers and sisters, Ernest (Barbara) Schmitz of Iowa, Angeline Gillitzer of Waite Park, Lillian Notsch of Black Duck, Donald (Luella) Schmitz of Cottage Grove, Alcuin Schmitz of Big Fish Lake (Richmond), Doris (Henry “Jack”) Holthaus of St. Martin and Floribert  (Rose) Schmitz of Roscoe; many nieces and nephews.

A full obituary will be printed in the Oct. 30 edition of the  St. Joseph Newsleader.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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