Mary Virginia (Ginny) Seals, age 89, of West St.Paul, Minn., passed away peacefully at home, April 13, surrounded by her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, former Otoe County Sheriff Russell Seals, Jr.; parents Paul and Samantha Vaughn, and sister Glenna.
Ginny was born Aug. 23, 1928, and raised in East St. Louis, Ill.
She had a long career as a legal secretary in Nebraska City and also assisted her husband in his sheriff’s duties.
A year after her husband’s death in 1982, Ginny moved to St. Paul to be closer to her children.
She then worked as assistant to the president of Commercial State Bank in St. Paul for many years.
Ginny was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Her strength, feisty spirit, and deep faith lives on in those who will forever love and remember her: children Randy (Linda) Seals; Jeri (Gregg) Weigand; Joyce (Patrick) Roddy, and John (Pam) Seals; grandchildren Jason (Lori) Seals; Kallie (Misha) Orlova: Jared (Kristi) Roddy; Karissa (Adam) Drew; Erin Roddy; Logan (Katie) Roddy; Kara Weigand, and Piper Seals; great grandchildren George, Noah, Meadow, Nadeen, Veronika, Amelia, Sullivan, Lyubov, Michael “Frankie”, many nieces, and a nephew.
Ginny leaves behind her loving companion, Jim Stickler, who provided much joy to her for almost 24 years.
The special bond they shared gave her great happiness and she and her family and are thankful for his presence in her and their lives.
She will also be missed by a host of longtime friends.
Visitation was to be held on Tuesday April 17 at 10 a.m. prior to the memorial service at 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 535 20th Avenue North, South St. Paul, MN 55075. Lunch was to follow the service at the church.
Memorial preferred to the ULLR Foundation or Feed My Starving Children.