Virginia Elaine Wernsing, age 95, of Carlinville formerly of St. Louis, MO, passed away December 13, 2020 at Heritage Health in Carlinville. She was born September 9, 1925 in Rountree Twp., in Montgomery County IL, the daughter of Edward Wilhelm and Anna Marie Theen Wernsing.
She graduated in 1943 from Nokomis Community High School. For 40years she was employed as manager and accountant for the LN Siegel Company in St. Louis MO. After the company sold she joined the Brown Shoe Company in St. Louis in a similar role. She later worked for Account Temps where one of her assignments was the US soybean board.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel where she was baptized and confirmed. Aunt Ginny as her nieces and nephews knew her, was very successful and traveled the world with her friends. She loved attending the Muny and many other theater productions at the Fox theatre in St. Louis. She was active part holding many memberships to various organizations in around St. Louis. She lived many years in Brentwood Forest, Brentwood Missouri and in 2014 after her retirement, she moved to Morse Farms in Carlinville to be near her family. Her grandfather, Bernard Wilhelm Wernsing, immigrated in 1953 was his two brothers from Ost Friesland, west of Hamburg Germany to be farmers in America.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six siblings; Burrell Wernsing, Lyle Wernsing, Howard Wernsing and Anna Walch, Josephine Franse, and Ina Franke, and great niece, Alexis Wernsing She is survived by her nieces Kathleen Darden, Elizabeth Wernsing and Carrie Williams, nephews; Darrell Wernsing, Ed Wernsing, James V. Walch, Don Walch, Nelson Wernsing and David Franke, 5 great Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday December 22 at 11:00am at Harvel Cemetery near Harvel.
Memorials in memory of her may be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel
Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family.
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