2013-05-09 / Obituaries

Virginia Kiemele, 81, of Linton


Virginia Kiemele Virginia Kiemele Virginia Kiemele, 81, Linton, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Sanford Health, Bismarck.

Virginia was born in Linton on March 6, 1932, the daughter of Jacob and Clara (Bollinger) Baumgartner. She was raised east of Linton and graduated from Linton High School.

Virginia married Albert Kiemele in Bismarck, on Sept. 20, 1951. They lived and farmed 18 miles west of Linton until moving to Linton in 1967, where she worked for Dockter’s Jack and Jill, Dr. Gordon and Dakota Eye Institute, until retiring in 1997. Albert died on May 5, 2009.

Virginia enjoyed gardening, spending time at their cabin at Beaver Bay, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Women’s Missionary Fellowship.

Virginia is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Theresa Kiemele of Bismarck and Rod and Lilly Kiemele of Dickinson; one daughter and son-in-law, Claudia and Remy Schiele of Linton; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Irene Rohrich of Linton and one sister-inlaw, Lorrene Baumgartner of Linton.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Alex Baumgartner and one brother-in-law, Leo Rohrich. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Linton, with Rev. Paul Brannen officiating. Organist was June Larson. Special music by Tya Schiele was “Amazng Grace.” Congregational hymns were “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” “When We All Get to Heaven,” “On Eagles’ Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Casketbearers were Jebb Schiele, Chase Schiele, Josh Kiemele, Waylon Schiele, Wayne Kiemele and Sam Hilzendager.

Burial was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at Myers Funeral Home website: www.myersfh.com

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