April 26, 1926 - February 15, 2020
Virginia Emma Biesendorfer, 93, of Bourbonnais, passed away at Presence Our Lady of Victory on February 15, 2020. Ginny was born on April 26,1926 at home in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Vera (Held) Biesendorfer. She was baptized into the Christian faith on August 1, 1926 and confirmed on May 12, 1940. She had been a devout Christian her entire life and was an active member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs, IA and The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bourbonnais, IL. Ginny was loved and adored by her family, and her niece and nephews and their families, were her joy. She will be dearly missed. Her family includes: Linda (Paul Schreck), of Bourbonnais, and their children are Adam (Zsuzsanna), Amy (Justin Tibbetts), Alyssa (Johnson Folahan) and Kelsey (Daniel Richardson); William Biesendorfer (Diane) of Broomfield, CO, and their children are John (Kari) and Jennifer (Chris Raskay); Steven Biesendorfer (Marya) of Arvada, CO, and their children are Sean (Suzanne), Katie (Phillip Ricks), Conner; Robert Biesendorfer (Lyn) of Marthasville, MO, and their children are Julee and Tim (Danielle Jones): Richard Welch of Verona, VA and Sherry Welch of Waynesboro, VA, and their children are Cody (Michelle Lowery) and Casey (Brandon Lytton); David Welch (Rachael) of Stuarts Draft, VA. And their children are Ashley (Thomas Conner) and Christian (Samantha Fridley). In addition to her 15 great nieces and nephews she had 16 great-great nieces and nephews, Benjamin, Dylan, Kyle, Zorah, Elliana, Julia, Elijah, Elisha, Megan, Michael, Elizabeth, Wesley, Emmanuel, Natalie, Ethan, Ezekiel, and one more coming soon: and one great-great-great nephew, Gideon. After high school, Ginny worked in the Pottawattamie County Court House in Council Bluffs, Iowa in the Treasurer’s Office. She then worked at the Omaha VA Medical Center in Omaha, NE in the radiology department. After retirement in 1984 she moved to Bourbonnais, along with her father, in order to be close to her family here. Ginny was a loving, gentle soul. She enjoyed activities with her family and friends, reading, the companionship of her pets and using her computer to communicate in later years. She gave of herself and her life was an inspiration to all who knew her. Ginny added a special dimension to the lives of her family that they would not have had without her unconditional love and support. Her dynamic faith, in spite of adversity, will remain a witness to us. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, William and sister, Joyce. Virginia is survived by her niece and nephews and their families, and also several cousins and extended family. Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Jensen Funeral Home 1200 N. Convent Bourbonnais, IL, followed by a service there at 6:00pm Cremation Rites were Accorded and burial will be at Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee on Saturday, February 29 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy Association.
Virginia Emma Biesendorfer, 93, of Bourbonnais, passed away at Presence Our Lady of Victory on February 15, 2020. Ginny was born on April 26,1926 at home in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Vera (Held) Biesendorfer. She was... View Obituary & Service Information
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