Virginia “Ginger” and William “Bill” Wolner

woldenVirginia “Ginger”Ann Wolner (Sirany) March 19, 1933 – February 17, 2017
William “Bill” Bertrand Wolner
July 1, 1931 – April 3, 2017
Virginia is preceded in death by her parents Michael and Elinor, brother Michael and his wife Fran, and survived by her sister Candy Drong.
Virginia passed away quietly at The Gathering in Boutwells Landing after a short battle with cancer.
William is preceded in death by his parents Henry (Walter) and Kamma, brother Bob and his wife Barb Wolner, and sister Lois and her husband Don Bergstrom.
William passed away peacefully in hospice care at Boutwells Landing.
Virginia and William are survived by their children Roxanne (Frank, deceased) McGill, Michelle Keltner, Karen Wolner, David (Deborah) Wolner, Lenore (Doug) Austin, William, and Thomas (Chantelle) Wolner; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
William and Virginia grew up in South Minneapolis. After graduating from Roosevelt High School, William enlisted in the Air Force and served during the Korean conflict. After Virginia graduated from Roosevelt she and William married on July 5, 1951. William and Virginia lived in several locations before settling in Scandia. After retiring, they moved to Marine on St. Croix.
When William left the service, he utilized the GI bill and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the U of M. William was eventually hired at Honeywell and had a very successful career in the Aerospace division. Virginia initially stayed home raising seven children, volunteering in the community and working various jobs as time went along. In the 1970’s Virginia graduated from St. Mary’s College with a degree in nursing. Virginia worked as a floor nurse, charge nurse, in hospice care and as a personal care nurse through her incredible career. Virginia also started several businesses. Her greatest achievement was the Naturally Good Market in Forest Lake.
With family present, Virginia passed away peacefully in hospice care; 45 days later, William passed away with family present as well. As William passed away, he had a smile on his face. Family is confident Virginia was there to greet him, and their 66 year relationship will continue on.
A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 3rd at 10 a.m. at the Oakland Cemetery in Marine on St. Croix. Following the memorial service, lunch will be served at Christ Lutheran Church, 150 Fifth St., Marine on St. Croix.

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