Virginia “Ginny” Lameyer

LameyerVirginia “Ginny” Lameyer died March 9, 2013, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving husband and children, following a three month battle with cancer. She was 77.

Virginia “Ginny” Lameyer was born April 11, 1935, at the family farm near Sanborn, Iowa, to Walter and Nellie (Brunsting) VanDerVliet. She graduated from high school in Sanborn in 1953. Ginny raised her family in Sheldon, Iowa, and in 1966, moved to Sioux Falls. She began working at Shriver’s where she met the love of her life, Les Lameyer.

On August 19, 1972, Les and Ginny were married in Sioux Falls. Ginny held various jobs in Sioux Falls as a waitress,  X-Ray transporter at Sioux Valley Hospital, and a communications receptionist at Avera Hospital.

In the center of her life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She adored and cherished each one of them. Blessed with a compassionate heart, she never forgot them on their birthdays.  Ginny, Les and the family enjoyed many summers at their lake home at Lake Okoboji, Iowa. In her free time, Ginny enjoyed gardening – maintaining many flower beds over the years. She also enjoyed hosting parties and picnics with family and friends. An avid card player, she looked forward to her regular Friday night Card Club.

Ginny was a member of First Reformed Church and Active Generations.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Lester E. Lameyer, Sioux Falls SD; sons, Jerry Freeman (Mary), Spirit Lake, IA, Jeffrey Freeman (Cindy), Sheldon IA, Jamie Lameyer, Sioux Falls, SD; daughters: Julie Boyd (Curt), Colleyville TX, Jane Freeman, Sioux Falls SD;  step-son, Dale Lameyer (Sherry),  Sioux Falls SD; step-daughters, Debra Wallenberg, Sioux Falls SD, Diane Lameyer (Bob Houck), Sioux Falls SD; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Miller, Paulina, IA, and Mary Greimann (Lyndon), Mesa, AZ, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Geneva and Nelva; and a step son-in-law, Steven Wallenberg.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday March 13, 2013, at First Reformed Church, 4800 S. Tomar Road. Visitation begins at 1:00 Tuesday afternoon, with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 Tuesday evening, at Miller Funeral home, 507 S. Main Avenue.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Jon Bleeker, Dr. Jeff Murray, and to the hospice staff and nurses for their kindness and compassionate care.

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