Virginia H. “Ginnie” Studer, 94, Sartell
June 30, 1921 – August 2, 2015
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Virginia H. “Ginnie” Studer, 94, of Sartell will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. Ginnie passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Cherrywood Advanced Living in Richmond. Reverend Thomas Becker and Reverend Timothy Baltes will con-celebrate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and after 10:30 a.m. on Friday both at St. Francis Xavier Parish Center in Sartell. St. Monica’s Christian Women will pray the rosary at 4:00 p.m. and parish prayers will be led by Reverend Alfred Stangl at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Parish Center.
Ginnie was born on June 30, 1921 in Sartell, Minnesota to the late Mathias and Julia (Rudie) DeZurik. She was raised in Sartell alongside three brothers and she graduated from Sauk Rapids High School. She married Lawrence F. “Larry” Studer on July 6, 1940 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, lived all of her life in Sartell and raised three children. Ginnie aspired to be an artist at an early age, discovering also that she had a talent for writing. She pursued both venues throughout her whole life. She painted using oils, acrylics, pen and ink, water colors and pencils. Many of her paintings now hang in many homes in the area.
After her husband Larry had his first heart attack, she opened her business “Ginnie’s House of Antiques” and also began preserving bridal bouquets which she did for over 40 years. Ginnie was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and was instrumental in helping to establish the church. She was also a charter member and the first president of St. Monica’s Christian Women. Ginnie was a member of the St. Cloud Garden Club. She was an avid gardener and her flower gardens were well known throughout the area. Ginnie also was a Eucharistic Minister for many years at Country Manor Nursing Home.
Ginnie is survived by her children, Douglas (Gretchen) of Huron, Ohio, Linda Bilsky of Sartell, Deborah (Melvin) Pender of Smyrna, Georgia; 9 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Larry in 2002; her parents; brothers, David, Laurence and Raymond DeZurik; and infant brother, Roman DeZurik.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Poor Clare Monastery in Sauk Rapids.