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Virginia A. "Ginny" Pfannenstein – Obituary

Name: Virginia A. "Ginny" Pfannenstein

Age: 87

Born: 01-03-1933

Died: 10-14-2020

Daniel Funeral Home. St. Joseph, Minnesota

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Virginia A. “Ginny” Pfannenstein, age 87, of St. Joseph, who passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday and after 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph.
Ginny was born on January 3, 1933 in St. Martin to Henry and Hildegard (Schaefer) Schmitz.  She married Aloys “Junior” Pfannenstein on June 20, 1951 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin.  She owned and operated the St. Joseph Meat Market with Aloys “Junior” from 1968 until 1997. Ginny lived in St. Joseph all her married life. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Senior Citizens, and the Council of Catholic Women. Ginny was a woman of strong faith.
Ginny enjoyed gardening, canning, being at the lake, cooking, baking and crocheting. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. 
Ginny is survived by 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.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Junior in 2008; daughter, Doreen Everson; grandchildren, Tammy J. Pfannenstein, Dana Pfannenstein and Brandon Vanderweyst; son-in-law, Mike Pueringer; brother and sister, Walter Schmitz and Lucille Hart. 
A Special Thank You to the St. Joseph Rescue, St. Joseph Police Department, Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, Mayo Ambulance and St. Cloud Hospital Staff for their professional care provided on October 14, 2020. An additional Thank You to Dr. Jen Chirhart and Jen Budde of CentraCare in St. Joseph for the care given to Ginny. Thank you also to the Daniel Funeral Home Staff for all the guidance during this funeral process.

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Guestbook for Virginia A. "Ginny" Pfannenstein

Joan &Chuck Pfannenstein
, Cousin in law
October 22, 2020, 4:39 pm
Our condolences on the death of a wonderful person.
Dwayne schmitz
, Nephew
October 19, 2020, 7:28 pm
I will always remember the great reunions she helped organize. Thoughts and prayers for the family, sorry for your loss.
Dick & Patti Lewis
, friends
October 18, 2020, 5:02 pm
Such a sweet lady. Now she can be with her Al. Love to all the family.
Edward &Patricia
, Cousins
October 17, 2020, 8:11 pm
We are sorry for your Mother. She was swet person and lovely friend. We all know she will be miss. But, she is with Jesus and warmer up their. God Bless you All.
Jo Ann Tschida
, Friend of Galen & Karen
October 17, 2020, 1:53 pm
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Charlotte Millette (Karnik)
October 17, 2020, 2:55 am
So sorry to hear of your moms passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Andy and Lindsay Rose
, Family friends
October 16, 2020, 2:38 pm
We send our love and condolences to the entire Pfannenstein clan. She raised quite the family!
Douglas MacArthur
October 15, 2020, 8:38 pm
condolences to the family.. Cy, you mother earned membership in "Music and Memories"
Melissa Everson
, granddaughter
October 15, 2020, 6:46 pm
Love you grandma going to miss going out to the cabin and having Christmas at your house you are my beautiful sunshine with my mom and grandpa Jr.

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