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Virginia I. Hederer, 94 of Colby died Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby.


Services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, January 4 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby, WI with Reverend Mark Neumann officiating. Burial will be in the Colby Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Dale Hoernke, Jerry Baumann Jr., Brian Schauer, Shawn Bellendorf, Kendra Bellendorf and Brett Schauer. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Brendan Schauer, Ari Movroydis and Niko Movroydis.

Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until time of service Friday at the church.


Virginia was born May 25, 1918 in Loyal to August and Celia (Etta) Woodkey. She was united in marriage to Herbert Henry Hederer on October 1, 1949 at Zion Lutheran Church Parsonage in Colby.


Virginia attended Loyal Grade School until the age of 16, when she moved with her family to Marshfield and attended Marshfield High School. She worked for the Weinbrenner Shoe Factory in Marshfield, retiring after 30 years of employment. Virginia also farmed with her husband after their marriage in the Colby area.


She is survived by her children; Bonnie (Dale) Hoernke of Colby, Colleen (Jeff) Dayton and family of Neillsville and Ellen Movroydis of Noblesville, IN. Grandchildren; Daniella (Brian) Schauer of Dorchester, Gerald (Carrie) Baumann Jr. of Colby and Michelle (Shawn) Bellendorf  of  Colby, Niko Movroydis of Kokomo, IN. and Ari Movroydis of  Noblesville, IN.  Great-Grandchildren; Brett and Brendan Schauer, Hailey, Lucas, Lily and Ella Baumann, Kendra and Riley Bellendorf.   


Preceding her in death were her husband; Herbert, parents, sisters; Margaret in infancy and Jean Woodkey, brothers; Norman and Jerry Woodkey.


She enjoyed fishing, gardening, bird watching, bingo, going to coffee clutch and she especially enjoyed spending time with her dogs.


Virginia was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, lifetime member of the Colby American Legion Auxiliary, Clark County Humane Society, Audubon Society and the Monthly Birthday Club group.


Maurina Schilling Funeral Home of Colby is assisting the family with arrangements.

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