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Virginia C. Fonger




Born: September 23, 1921
Death: December 18, 2009

FONGER – Virginia C. (Thielan) Fonger aged 88 of Lowell passed away at Clark Retirement Community on December 18 2009. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years M. Jack Fonger; parents Harold E. and Florence (Waldron) Thielan; sister Phyllis J. Thomas. She is survived by her sons Bradley (Linda) of Kalamazoo and St. Croix Curtis Sr. (Susan) of North Palm Beach FL Gilbert (Paula) of Gurnee IL and Lindsay (Janice) of Kentwood; grandchildren Reid (Melissa), Evan (Nicole), Judson (Nicole), Cullen (Kristy), Curtis Jr. (Andrea), Kyle Jacquelyn and Celia; great-grandchildren Josephine Ethan and Lillian; sisters-in-law Marjean Brillhart Rose Gail and Sandra Fonger; many nephews and nieces. Virginia was born near Adrian Michigan graduated from Adrian Senior High School in 1939 and Western Michigan University in 1943. She earned a Masters Degree in Library Science in 1968 at WMU a member of Beta Phi MU. She taught school for 28 years 21 years as Lowell High School librarian. She was active in school church and the community as well as a loving wife and mother. Virginia was a member of United Methodist Women Evening Club EX Libris Lowell Museum and after moving to Clark in 2001 she was an active volunteer in the library the hand bell choir and resident council. Funeral services will be held at at First United Methodist Church of Lowell 621 E. Main Street Lowell Rev. Rick Blunt and Rev. Dean Bailey officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation 2 hours prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Clark Benevolent Fund or Faith Hospice.

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