Virginia M. Patty

Virginia M. Patty, 85, of Galva, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Courtyard Estates of Galva, where she had been residing.  

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. Rev. Randall Swanson will officiate. Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church or the Galva Park District.

Virginia Maurine Krans was born Nov. 15, 1932 in Galva, the daughter of Harold and Nellie Bolin Krans. She was educated in Galva area schools. Her marriage to Russell D. Patty, Jr. took place on Jan. 15, 1949 in Kewanee. He passed away on Jan. 5, 1996. She was a lifelong resident of the Galva area, and assisted her husband in farming west of Galva for 40 years in addition to spending 25 years as a bookkeeper with E. W. Houghton Lumber Co. in Galva before retiring in 1987.

She was a lifetime member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Galva. Virginia enjoyed following her grandchildren's activities and was an avid reader. With her scanner, she always knew what was going on around town. Virginia was always working on large jigsaw puzzles throughout her live. She enjoyed knitting, and the couple traveled the country for many years in their camper.

Those surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Stuart and Deanna Patty, Washington, and Keith “Lou” and Paula Patty, Galva; grandchildren, Craig (Ann) Patty, Ryan (Kristen) Patty, Heather (Brett) Sellers, Jake (Ann) Patty, Melissa (Nick) Foster and Brynn Patty; and seven great grandchildren. Her parents, her husband, and two brothers, William and Eldon Krans preceded her in death.

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