Virginia Svir

Virginia Svir

Virginia Svir

Virginia G. Svir, age 91 of Park River, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.

Virginia G. Johnson was born March 11, 1931, in Park River, daughter of the late Theodore and Mabel (Egstad) Johnson. She grew up and attended school in Park River. Virginia married Albert “Doc” Svir on June 16, 1950, in Crookston, Minnesota. The couple made their home in Park River. Virginia worked as a cook at the Park River School and did farm labor in the fall for Meberg Farms. Doc Svir passed away on June 22, 2001.

Virginia was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Park River. Doc and Virginia were avid gardeners and loved to share their produce with family and friends. Virginia was constantly helping the neighbors and usually had a houseful of guests for holidays. She was a Gold Star Mother and member of the VFW Auxiliary in International Falls, Minnesota.

She is survived by her daughters: Ginger (Leslie) Peterka, Pisek, and Rayne Bina, Mahnomen, Minnesota; seven grandchildren: Chelsea (Brian) Morris, Kalea Svir, Aaron (Kate) Peterka, Jette (Austin) Rick, Tessa Peterka ( Trae Kautzman), Britton and Lilly Bina; her sisters: Ramona Moe, Everett, Washington, and Deidre ( Jim) Schackman, Aurora, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons: Randall and Roger; grandson, Christopher Flaten; sisters: Beverly Dorherty and Lola Glover; and brothers: Harlan, Charles, Marlow, Theodore and Lowell.

Visitation was Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Park River, in the spring.

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Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River was in charge of arrangements.

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