Virginia Halverson, 69, of Decorah, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Ossian Senior Hospice, in Ossian. Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, at First Lutheran Church in Decorah, with Rev. Chad Huebner officiating. Organist was Brad Schultz. Hymns were “Beautiful Savior” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Honorary urn bearers were members of Virginia’s coffee club and grief coffee club, neighborhood coffee group and all of Virginia’s special friends. Urn bearers were Kolin, Kasey, and Keatyn Krauskopf and Elizabeth Holty. Interment was at Lutheran Cemetery in Decorah.

Virginia Ann (Nesteby) Halverson was born April 30, 1947, the daughter of Albert and Hazel (Leidahl) Nesteby in Decorah. Virginia was baptized at Big Canoe Lutheran Church and confirmed at the Decorah Lutheran Church. Virginia attended rural country school and Decorah Community School. She was united in marriage to Dale Halverson Oct. 24, 1964, at the First Lutheran Church in Decorah. Virginia stayed at home raising her family and farmed alongside her husband, Dale. Her favorite job was feeding and raising her calves. She also worked at K&S Grocery Store, as a cake decorator and at Marilyn’s Hallmark, until her health declined. Virginia was a member of the First Lutheran Church, and enjoyed volunteering. She also enjoyed having a large garden and flower beds, bowling, trout fishing and card club. Racing was an activity the family shared for many years. When their cars were on the track, she was faithfully seated in the stands.She enjoyed her many coffee clubs and neighborhood coffee group. Above all, Virginia loved and cherished her family and her grandchildren and the time that she spent with them.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Dale Halverson, Decorah; two children, Todd “Cavey” (Janelle) Halverson, Decorah and Denise (Gerad) Voltmer, Ridgeway; four grandchildren: Kolin, Kasey and Keatyn Krauskopf and Elizabeth Holty; brother, Donald (Ione) Nesteby, Decorah; and sister, Darlene (Gerald) Schwartzhoff, Dorchester; sisters-in-law: Geneva Halverson, Decorah and Elaine (Ronnie) Ryan, Harmony, Minn.; along with many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her son, Scott “Herman” Halverson, Feb. 18, 200; her parents, Albert and Hazel (Leidahl) Nesteby; two half-brothers, Arthur and Duane Nesteby; one half-sister, Iona Welzel; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Oscar and Nora (Moen) Halverson; two brothers-in-law, Roland and Richard Halverson; along with other aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews.