Virginia Ruth “Ginny” (Perau) Danielson, 85, of Hamilton, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois.
Virginia was born on June 28, 1935, in Oswego, New York, the daughter of Jack Wallace and Elizabeth (Perau) Ash. She graduated from Minetto Union School on June 21, 1951. Virginia was united in marriage to Charles “Chuck” Danielson on February 27, 1956 after meeting on a train while he was stationed at Fort Drum, New York. She was employed with the Keokuk Chamber of Commerce Welcome Wagon before staying at home to raise her three children. Since 1964, Virginia has been a faithful member of the First Lutheran Church in Keokuk and was active in the church guild, a member of the memorial committee and served on various women’s committees and groups. Virginia was an avid Bridge player, enjoyed puzzles and was a voracious reader. She loved to travel – especially her bus trips across the United States. Virginia loved the holiday season and embraced the lights and spirit of Christmas. She was enthusiastic about technical devices to communicate often with family and friends all over the world through phone calls, Facebook and Facetime. Virginia took pride in her children and especially enjoyed the adventures of her grandsons. What brought her the most joy in the last year of her life was to Facetime with her great grandson, Conner Matthew.
Virginia is survived by her husband, Chuck, of Hamilton; one son, Michael (Kathy) Danielson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; two daughters, Allison Danielson of Newport Beach, California and Lori Danielson of Des Moines, Iowa; two grandsons, Joshua (Marcie Haller) Danielson of Phoenix, Arizona and Nathan (Kayla) Danielson and one great-grandson, Conner Danielson of Gallatin, Tennessee; one brother, Donald Ash (Tracy) of Kansas City, Kansas and one sister, Donna Marie Ash (Russ) Rediger of Ramstein, Germany and extended family in the Oswego, NY area.
Virginia is preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 7, 2020, at DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home in Keokuk, Iowa. Burial will be at 11 am on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at the Lutheran Cemetery in Decorah, Iowa. For the safety of those attending, masks and social distancing will be required.
For those unable to attend, the funeral service will be live-streamed via Facebook Live at the DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home Facebook page.
Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church, 1101 Blondeau Street, Keokuk, Iowa 52632.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.dejongsfuneralhome.com.
DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk is in charge of arrangements.