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Virginia Bahr

November 16, 1927 — January 9, 2009

Virginia Bahr, 81, of Breckenridge , MN , died January 9, 2009 at St. Francis Home in Breckenridge.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, January 12, at 11:00 A.M. at Breckenridge Lutheran Church , with Pastor Mark Manning officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 11, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Interment will be at St. Paul ’s Cemetery, Mooreton , ND .

Virginia is survived by: Her husband: Leslie Bahr, Breckenridge, MN; Her children: Wanda (Bruce) Speidel, Ashley, ND, Larry (Karen) Bahr, Breckenridge, MN, Janelle (Steve) Berge, Moorhead, MN; Her 7 grandchildren; Her 13 great- grandchildren; Her sisters: Joyce Green, New Richard, WI and Gloria (Tom) Gruchella, Spring Lake Park, MN; Her brother: Harlan Wien, Perham, MN; Several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: Her parents: Oscar and Lillian Wien; Her son: Christopher George Bahr in infancy; Her sisters: Evangeline Hiller and Eileen Lee; Her brothers: Joseph Wien and Arnold “Eugene” Wien.

Virginia was born November 16, 1927 at Colfax , ND , the daughter of Oscar and Lillian ( Lynn ) Wien. She grew up on a farm near Colfax and graduated from Colfax High School in 1945. She then furthered her education at Mayville State Teachers College in 1946.

On December 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Leslie Bahr in Breckenridge , MN . They farmed until 1964 when they moved into Mooreton , ND where Les was the Postmaster. From July, 2005 until August, 2008, they lived in Ashley , ND , and have recently been living at the Twin Town Villa in Breckenridge.

Virginia worked as a teacher’s aid at Mooreton Public School and Central Middle School in Wahpeton, and was a foster parent along with Leslie for four years. In their younger years Virginia and Leslie enjoyed square dancing with the “Maids and Blades” from Hankinson , ND . She also enjoyed doing crafts, knitting, crocheting and collecting dolls. She and Les also enjoyed spending time at the lake cottage on Long Lake near Ottertail for twenty years. Virginia was a charter member of the Robert Bergman Legion Post 283 Auxiliary from Mooreton.

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