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Virginia A. Matter, 89

A truly wonderful woman, Virginia A. Matter “Ginny”, age 89, of Delano, went to heaven the evening of Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at her home with family by her side.

She was born Sept. 24, 1930, in Delano, MN, to Edward and Bernadette (Hamel) Dunn.

Ginny was the sweetest person to anyone who had the privilege of meeting her. Her kindness and humility were gifts she shared with all who knew her. Growing up in Delano, she was the class valedictorian and soon after, married the love of her life, Clarence “Buzz” Matter. The city girl became the farm girl. Working alongside Buzz she raised a family of five; Dan, Debbie, Denise, Duane, and Darcy.

She was the best mother anyone could ask for. She cared for her family as well as for any animal, especially her many cats on the farm where she was able to live until her passing.

Ginny was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Buzz; daughter-in-law, Pam Matter; sister, Karen Willman; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Jamma, Pam Zins, and Bonnie Pawelk.

She is survived by her children; Dan (special friend Terri), Debbie (Doug) Motzko, Denise (Steve) Fahy, Duane (Janice), Darcy (Curt) Johnson; 12 grandchildren, Dan (Erin) Matter, Jr., Jeff (Jenny) Holovnia, Tristan (Jon) Mors, Paul (Aumori) Matter, Laura Matter (fiancé Jeremy Spike), Lee Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson, Jeanine (Joel) Pantzke, Shelly (Ken) Theis, Carrie (Derek) Lindberg, Nicole (Gary) Holman, Nate Matter (special friend Kari Schneider), Travis Johnson, Katelyn Johnson; 22 great-grandchildren; Asher, Axel, Eden, Emma, Dalton, Weston, Adlyn, Braxton, Ben, Alex, Haley, Milla, Jayden, Brock, Tyler, Chandler, Alec, Garrett, Chloe, Skyler, Lydia, Austin; brother, Dick (Ellen) Dunn; brothers-in-law, Marvin Willman and Bill Zins; sisters-in-law, Marian Boll, Vivian Herrman, Betty Boll; and many other relatives and friends.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home of Delano.

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