Obituary of Virginia Matzke
Virginia Matzke was born April 8, 1931, Springfield, MN to Albert and Ella (Howe) Kersten . She graduated from Springfield Public School and attended one year of college at Mankato. On August 15, 1950 she was united in marriage to Maynard Matzke. They made their home, farmed and raised their family in Germantown township, rural Lamberton, until moving to Lamberton in 1985. Virginia worked as an Avon representative, a florist in Lamberton and Wabasso, and a long time employee of Valley View Manor as a nurses aid and in activities. She passed away Sunday, July 9,2017, at Valley View Manor at the age of 86. Virginia was a member of Lamberton UMC and a former member of the Germantown EUB church where she actively served as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, and in Ladies Aid. She helped her community and her children as a 4-H leader. She enjoyed flower gardening, arranging flowers, crafts, baking, traveling out west with Maynard, and supporting her children and grandchildren by attending their events.
Virginia Ann Matzke died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Valley View Manor at the age of 86.
She is survived by her children and their spouses: Patti and Glen Mathiason of Walnut Grove,MN, Greg and Karen Matzke of Hasting,MN, Michael and Caroline Matzke of Otsego,MN, Brian and Pam Matzke of Buffalo,MN, and Beth Ragland of Nashville,TN. Grandchildren Jennifer(Pat), Paul(Angela), Lucas(Katie), Alix(Dillion), Jared, Tayler, Lauren, Abigale, Brianna, Brittani, Brady, Brytan, and Kersten. Three great-grandchildren Ben, Caleb, Luke, and a great-granddaughter on the way. Sister Carol Gode of Lamberton and sister-in-law Shirley Matzke of Apache Junction, AZ. She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband Maynard in 2000; and sister Marjorie Sandmann this year.