September 28, 1927 - December 31, 2019
Virginia Leen, a longtime resident of International Falls, passed away December 31, 2019 at the age of 92. Virginia was born September 28, 1927 in Hesper, Iowa to Oscar and Stella Anderson. In 1935 they moved to Littlefork, MN. In 1936 they moved to Forsyth and she attended school there until 1943 when she moved back to Littlefork and attended Jr. and Sr. High School while residing with Florence and Ed Chilgren. Virginia graduated in 1945. Virginia moved to International Falls with her parents and worked at Woolworths and Sears Catalog order office. In 1968 Virginia married Jim Leen. Virginia went to work for the state of Minnesota in 1969 as a clerk II, she worked there for 23 years, retiring in 1992. Virginia and Jim lived a full life together and enjoyed dancing and bowling. They attended several Polka Dances on the Iron Range and Baudette, When at the Pine Grove in Mizpah, MN, they danced to their favorite song by Ann Murray, “Can I have This Dance for the Rest of my Life”. The two made quite a team, winning a bowling tournament together in Hibbing, MN. Virginia will be remembered for her love for her children, grandchildren and great children, along with her giving nature and baking talents. Virginia’s specialties included delicious donuts, lefsa and pies. Virginia was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and was treasurer of the Ladies Aid for several years. Virginia was also secretary of the Ladies Bowling Association; she also organized the ladies state bowling trips for several years. Virginia is survived by her husband Jim of 51 years, her five children Gerri (Mike) Growette, Patty (Larry) Kuhn, Mark (Nancy) Raboin, Tim (Nancy) Raboin, and Diana (Mike) Holland, a very special niece Lauri (Paul) Scholler, she is blessed with 10 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Virginia is preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Stella Anderson and grandson Mike Growette, Jr. A private service (due to the current global health pandemic) will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls on Friday June 19, 2020. Service at 11:00 am, and visitation at 10:00 am. Family only. The service can be viewed via live streaming on Zion’s Facebook page. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in International Falls. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or Falls Hunger Coalition.
Virginia Leen, a longtime resident of International Falls, passed away December 31, 2019 at the age of 92. Virginia was born September 28, 1927 in Hesper, Iowa to Oscar and Stella Anderson. In 1935 they moved to Littlefork, MN. In 1936 they... View Obituary & Service Information
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