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Virginia Munson

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Virginia H. Munson age 93 of Nashua, IA, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2015 at the United Methodist Church of Nashua with interment in Riverside Cemetery - Charles City. Visitation will be 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home - Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Virginia Hazel Schneider Munson was born on July 12, 1921 in Charles City, Iowa, daughter of George and Ina Smith Schneider. She attended Charles City Schools and graduated from Charles City High School in 1939. After high school, Virginia worked in the Charles City School System as a secretary. Virginia met the love of her life on a 'blind date'. She married Arthur LeRoy Munson on July 26, 1941 in the Lutheran parsonage in Charles City. She and Art raised four children in their home on Eighth Avenue. The years spent on Eighth Avenue were filled with children running in and out of the house, enjoying the swing set, sandbox, and playhouse in the Munson backyard, a favorite gathering spot for all the neighborhood children. Virginia enjoyed sewing for her girls, participated in PTA, Christmas programs, saw her children through Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, tap dancing, boating, skiing, parades, band concerts, birthday parties, reunions, and vacations at the lake. She loved her pets throughout the years, especially her dogs Quincy and Bonzie, who now lives with Jan. Later Virginia worked at the Ben Franklin store and then she worked many years at the Commercial Bank, retiring in 1977. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Charles City, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and nursery worker, and later was a member of the Methodist Church in Nashua, Iowa. Art and Ginny built two homes, one on Cedar Crest Lane in Charles City and their retirement home along the lake outside Nashua, Iowa. Virginia was a wonderful hostess and a great cook, known for her delicious apple pie. Her retirement years were spent at their lake home in Nashua, traveling to California, entertaining and spending winters in Harlingen, Texas. Virginia was happily married to Art for 73 1/2 years. Virginia was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother with an wonderful disposition, enduring patience, and a great love for all her family. She was so proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Arthur of Charles City; one son, Art Jr. (Kathy) of San Diego, California; three daughters - Marjorie Howe (Larry) of Denver, Iowa; Janice Maage (Jerry) of Charles City; and Kathleen Gaston (Wally) of Custer, SD; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Grandchildren are: Yael Chon (Martin) of Perris,CA; Leah Munson of Riverside, CA; Timothy Howe (Jill) of Minnetonka, MN.; Lisa Larson (Matt) of Minnetonka, MN.; Genevieve Davis (Casey) of Casper, WY.; Zach Gaston of Littleton, CO.; Emily McCrary (Benjamin) of CO.; Mariah, Jacob, and David Gaston of Custer, SD.; Chris Maage (Sara) of Maple Grove, MN.; and Jenny Crider (Dan) of South St. Paul, MN. She will be greatly missed.

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  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Virginia for several years at Commercial Bank & I could not ask for a more helpful, gracious lady. She was liked by everyone who worked with her. Our thoughts are with you. Pat Nootnagel

  2. Just received word of Ginny’s passing. We are so very sorry for your loss. Ginny was such a gentle, lovely Lady. Larry & Marcia Pitzenberger

  3. So sorry to see Ginny passed. I enjoyed doing her hair when she was in New Hampton. She was always happy to have her hair done. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


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