Virginia G. Svir, age 91 of Park River, ND passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks, ND.
Virginia G. Johnson was born March 11, 1931 in Park River, ND the daughter of the late Theodore and Mabel (Egstad) Johnson. She grew up and attended school in Park River. Virginia married Albert “Doc” Svir on June 16, 1950 in Crookston, MN. The couple made their home in Park River. Virginia worked as a cook at the Park River School and did farm labor in the fall for Meberg Farms. Doc Svir passed away on June 22, 2001.
Virginia was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Park River. Doc and Virginia were avid gardeners and loved to share their produce with family and friends. Virginia was constantly helping the neighbors and usually had a houseful of guests for holidays. She was a Gold Star Mother and member of the VFW Auxiliary in International Falls, MN.
She is survived by her daughters: Ginger (Leslie) Peterka, Pisek, ND; Rayne Bina, Mahnomen, MN; seven grandchildren: Chelsea (Brian) Morris, Kalea Svir, Aaron (Kate) Peterka, Jette (Austin) Rick, Tessa Peterka (Trae Kautzman), Britton and Lilly Bina; her sisters: Ramona Moe, Everett WA and Deidre (Jim) Schackman, Aurora, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons: Randall and Roger, grandson Christopher Flaten; sisters: Beverly Dorherty and Lola Glover and brothers: Harlan, Charles, Marlow, Theodore and Lowell.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 10:00 -12:00 AM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River, ND. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Park River, ND in the spring.
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