Virginia was born on June 15, 1931, at home on her parents’ farm in Wabasso, MN. She was the oldest of Clarence and Marie Baune’s 9 children. She graduated from St. Anne’s High School in Wabasso. She passed away lovingly surrounded by her children on August 5, 2021 at Cedar Crest Estates, Silver Lake, MN at the age of 90.
Virginia met Thomas “Tom aka Tommy” at a Whoopee John dance in Olivia, MN. They married at St. Anne’s Catholic Church on November 10, 1953. They started out their married life briefly in New Ulm, Cedar Mills, and then lived about 15 years in Hutchinson. After having eleven children, they outgrew their small house, and in 1970 moved to their farm outside of Silver Lake.
Although Virginia might initially strike you as a quiet person, she liked to visit and made many good friends over the years no matter where she lived. She also enjoyed visiting with her family and relatives. She always had plenty of food ready to make a good meal for guests.
She was well known in the area for the beautiful cakes she made. She seemed to succeed at every project she endeavored, whether it was sewing, crocheting, painting, woodcrafts, ceramics, quilting, making rosaries, baking or gardening.
For 16 years, Virginia and Tom spent the winters at the Pine to Palm Resort Park at Weslaco, TX, where they made more friends. She joined the sewing circle, did crafts, played cards, Yahtzee and Bingo.
After Tom died in 2016, Virginia spent a year at the farm before moving into her assisted living apartment at Cedar Crest Estates. She absolutely loved it there, and she participated in many activities such as crafts, Bingo, movie night, music concerts and visiting with the other residents. She had a doll collection and loved to show her “babies” to the staff.
Virginia was a member of the Rosary Society at Holy Family Church and the Chat and Chew homemakers club for many years. She told us many stories about the friends she made and their fun times together.
She especially enjoyed babies and the grandchildren. That became really apparent in her final month as they could perk her up like no other.
Virginia is survived by her children: Barbara Stelzner, Thomas (Rhonda) Condon, Veronica (Paul) Fiecke, James (Kathy) Condon, Stephen (Kathy) Condon, Vincent (Rosie) Condon, Charles (Julie) Condon, Liz (Mike) Bacon, Gina (Randy) Yarke, Bernadette (Craig) Rasmussen, and Paul (Bethany) Condon. Her siblings: Elaine Jenniges, Rosemary Baune, Sylvester Baune, Theresa Buechner, Bernard Baune. In-laws: Alf Jenniges, Darlene Baune, Diane (John) Bastian, Michael Condon, and Joseph O’ Fallon.
Thirty-Seven Grandchildren: Jennifer Hunt, Rebecca Roxx, Thomas Condon, Erik (Hannah) Condon, Kara Condon - Shannon Fiecke, Dustin Fiecke (Dori Petroff), Tim Fiecke, Andrew Fiecke - Samantha Condon, Christopher Condon (Emonalee Weaver), Kimberly Condon (Zach Eisenschenk), Allison (Free) Lorenz - Jacob (Heather) Condon, Daniel (Shelly) Condon, Laura (Jim) Rosendahl, Theresa (Mike) Lucin - John (Jennifer) Condon, Michael (Kristen) Condon, Michelle (Nick) Pramann - Ted Condon, Leander Condon - Nic (Angela) Bacon, Amber (Gus) Ortis, Cody Bacon, Mikey Bacon - Natasha (Tom) Lambert, Joshua (Kaylyn) Forcier, Justin (Stephanie) Forcier, Brianna Forcier (Jimmy Grenke) - Jedediah Rasmussen, Hosanna (Rob) Termaat, Christian Rasmussen, Abigail Rasmussen - Greg (Lorna) Condon, Jeremy Condon, Nicole (Andrew) Kari - and step-grandchildren Cody Jensen, Nate Smith, Zach Smith and Emelia Smith – Thirty-Two great grandchildren and one on the way, one great-great grandchild, four step-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Marie Baune, husband Tom, siblings and in-laws: Dolores and Leslie Schroeder, Cathy and Ray Ewald, Howard and Myrtle Condon, Patrick Condon, LaNora and Alvin Schlueter, Betty and Harold Maresch, Ardella O’Fallon, Alvin Baune, Barb Baune, Gerald and Jean Baune, Cathy Baune, Jim Buechner, great grandson Mason, and son-in-law Thomas Stelzner.
Visitation will be Monday, August 9, 2021 from 4:00-8:00 p.m., rosary at 7 p.m. and parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Further visitation Tuesday morning August 10, 2021 from 8:30-9:30 all at the Maresh Funeral Home of Silver Lake, MN
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on August 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church of Silver Lake, MN. Concelebrants will be Fr. Todd Petersen and Fr. John Hayes.
Pall bearers: Barbara Stelzner, Veronica Fiecke, Liz Bacon, Gina Yarke, Bernadette Rasmussen, and Michael Bacon.
Casket bearers: Jacob Condon, Ted Condon, Christopher Condon, Michael Condon, Erik Condon, Christian Rasmussen and Cody Bacon.
Interment at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Silver Lake, MN
Luncheon to follow in church basement.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Maresh Funeral Home of Silver Lake, MN.
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