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Virginia L. Hall, 72

Virginia Lorraine Hall, age 72, of Howard Lake, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Center after a battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 31, 1946, in Montevideo, to Edward and Bertha (Thompson) Strobeen.

Virginia grew up in Montevideo, and graduated from high school there in 1964.

She worked for many years as an administrative assistant at Medtronic in Minneapolis.

Virginia led a very active life; she was a co-founder of Project Warm Hearts (providing warm clothing to those in need), where she made and donated thousands of knitted and crocheted scarves and hats. She also, with the help of her sister, Margaret, made and donated thousands of quilts.

Virginia enjoyed helping people and had many friends.

She is survived by her daughters: Brenda (Jerry) Zahorski, Barb (fiancé Sheldon Remer) Dircz, and Michelle (Kirk) Gregor; son-in-law Dan Dircz; grandchildren Andy (Liz) Stulac, Nicki (Howard) Mukanda, Kara (significant other Steven Goodrich) Dircz, Daniel Dircz, and Savannah Remer; sister Margaret Kruger; former husband Jerry Hall; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Bertha Strobeen; and first husband, Michael Pearson.

There was a visitation for family and friends Thursday Feb. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.

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