Obituary: Virginia Twetten

Virginia “Ginny” Marie (Moore) Twetten, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, in Mesa, AZ, from respiratory failure.  She was 68 years old.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and sister, and a wonderful friend to everyone she knew or came in contact with.  She was obit twettenan inspiration to all in her love, kindness, sense of humor and fortitude and will be forever remembered fondly by all whose lives she touched.   Ginny is survived by her devoted husband of 44 years, Jim Twetten of Scottsdale, AZ; her son Matt, his wife Patty, and their two daughters Cecilia and Violet of Chicago, IL, and her son Dan, his wife Susan, and their two daughters, Jane and Elsa of Boulder, CO; and her sister Margaret Woodward of Moorhead, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Isabelle Moore and her sister Roberta (Moore) Reese.
Virginia was born on August 5, 1945, in Walker, MN to Robert and Isabelle Moore.  She was raised in Walker, MN, graduated from Walker High School in 1963, and Bemidji State University in 1967 with a bachelor of arts in social work.  She married Jim on December 27, 1969.  They lived and raised Matt and Dan in Princeton, MN before moving to Scottsdale, AZ in 1998.  Virginia worked devotedly and diligently for the Mille Lacs (MN) County Department of Family Services for twenty years, working to place hundreds of children for custody or adoption.  She loved her job and the children and families she assisted.
Virginia loved all people unconditionally and treated all around her with dignity and grace.  She loved laughing with her many friends from Walker, college and Princeton, and especially loved laughing and spending time with her sisters Margaret and Roberta.  She was a devoted mother and wife, caring and kind to her children and husband.  She also loved animals, especially dogs, and particularly her beloved Golden Retriever Phineas.  Ginny perhaps loved best of all spending time at the family’s lake house on Ten Mile Lake, MN, especially when the house was busy with her family and friends. Her family will always remember her laughing hysterically with her family, sisters, and friends at the lake.
Ginny lived bravely and fully with Multiple Sclerosis for thirty years. She overcame MS to continue enjoying all of the things she loved in life – her family, friends, traveling, going out to eat, shopping, and going to movies.  She was an inspiration in life as well as in death.
Services for Virginia will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday August 20th, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Princeton, MN. A visitation gathering will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM one hour prior to the service at the church. Honorary pallbearers are friends, Jane Hansen, Linda Odegard, Carole Orton and Barb Nowak; daughters-in-law, Patty Petrowski and Susan Twetten.   In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or Trinity Lutheran Church in her honor.
Arrangements entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton

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