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Obituary for Virginia S. Rastede
Early Thursday morning, July 14, 2011, surrounded by her family, Virginia S. Rastede passed, into the eternal peace of God"s arms, in her home. Virginia was born July 25, 1929 in Monmouth, IL, to Dr. Lee H. and Muriel F. (Bankert) Shaffer. She graduated from Monmouth High School, received an Associates of Arts degree from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. She married J. William Rastede on August 2, 1952 in Monmouth, IL. He died August 23, 1992. Upon graduation from Monmouth College, she began her teaching career in the Morrison School System. After the birth of her two children, she stayed home for 12 years, at which time she returned to teaching, retiring from the Sterling School District in 1990. Virginia was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, participating in various groups. She was a 50 year member of DAR, a 50 year member of PEO " Morrison Chapter, and remained actively involved in Kappa Kappa Gamma throughout her life. She enjoyed golf, playing bridge, antiquing, and gardening. Survivors include one daughter, Ruth (J. Michael) King of Rockton, IL; one son, Donald (Meta) Rastede of Sterling, IL six grandchildren, Leighann (Jay) Albaugh, Lisa Rastede, Frederick Rastede, Elizabeth King, David King, and Brian King; and special friend, Jere Wilford. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. William.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM Friday July 22, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church " Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Michael Selburg " Pastor of First Presbyterian "Church " Morrison, ILVISITATION 4:00 " 7:00 PM Thursday " July 21, 2011 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeCREMATION RITES WILL BE ACCORDEDINURNMENT (AT A LATER DATE): Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL