Virginia Ann Wiggenjost Bezoenik, 92, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA. Born April 26, 1929 in Fort Madison, IA, she was the daughter of Joseph and Pauline Wiggenjost. On August 10, 1969 she married Joseph Bezoenik at San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, CA. He preceded her in death on July 21, 2006.Virginia graduated in 1946 from Catholic Central High School in Fort Madison. She worked as a secretary at Sheaffer Pen Company. Virginia moved to Escondido, CA in 1962. She taught at Ramona High School and Palomar College. She later graduated with her Masters in Education from the University of San Diego in 1972 and worked as an administrator and a counselor at Colton Unified School District in Colton, CA until her retirement in 1995.Virginia was a woman of strong faith. She loved her Sheltie dogs, birds, music, dancing, and traveling to visit family and friends. Highlights in her musical life were playing the saxophone, piano, accordion, organ, and ushering at Lawrence Welk shows for over 20 years.
Survivors include three nieces, Diana (Phillip) Bell of Overland Park, KS, Marlyn (Paul) Anderson of Raymore, MO, and Joan (Michael) McAnany of Bucyrus, KS; two nephews, Gregory Siegrist of Olathe, KS, and David (Tiffany) Siegrist of Montgomery, TX; grand nephews and nieces; sisters-in-law Karen and Maryrose Bezoenik. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe; one sister in infancy, Maria Wiggenjost; brother Ralph Wiggenjost; and sister Iona Siegrist and brother-in-law Jim Siegrist; brothers-in-law Brian and Neal Bezoenik.
A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. A graveside service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. at Gethsemane Cemetery. Online condolences to Virginia’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her memory.