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Virginia R. Mundt

November 6, 1925 — May 24, 2019


   Virginia Ruth, daughter of Ray and Elsie (Wiese) Holdsworth, was born November 6, 1925, at her grandparents’ Wiese home in Denison, Iowa. In 1927, she was baptized at the Presbyterian Manse in Carroll, and was confirmed December 21, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla. She attended country school in the Manilla area and Buck Grove. She then attended high school in Defiance and Manilla, earning her GED in 1976. Virginia worked as a housekeeper and in the hospital in Denison before marriage.

   On January 21, 1947, Virginia was united in marriage with Gilbert Mundt at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla. Virginia and Gilbert farmed west of Manilla.  In 1973, they moved into Manilla and Virginia worked at the Manilla Manor from 1976 to 1989.

   Virginia was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and was active in the Priscilla Guild, Lutheran World Relief Sewing Group, and Voters’ Assembly. She served as secretary of the local AAL branch for over 25 years. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, making quilts, dancing, dominos, playing cards and solving crossword puzzles.

   On Friday, May 24, 2019 Virginia passed away at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa.

   Virginia is survived by 8 children: Marcus (June) Mundt of Humboldt; Wanda Gusewelle of Richmond, Virginia; Harry (Pamela) Mundt of Ames; James (Karen) Mundt of Chariton; Sharon Mundt of Nevada; Doris (Jerry) Witte of Omaha, NE; Myra (Tom) Schraeder of Overland Park, KS; Verdell (Nancy) Mundt of Council Bluffs; Grandchildren: Janya (Brandon) Mosby, Jared Gusewelle, Melissa (Darren) Sieben, Andrea (Ben) Hall, Nickclaus Mundt, Seana (Steven) Wilcken, Jolene (Rich) Muller, Wes (Kelly) Mundt, Jessica Goben, Joe (Megan) Mundt, Robin Witte, Angela (JB) Ferguson, Brenda (Jeremy) Thede, AJ Schraeder, Brian Schraeder, Paul Schraeder, Shelly (Jason) Ross, and Shad Hornbeck; Great-grandchildren: Devon, Daniel, Brady,  Lofton, Sawyer, Emily, Virginia, Kaylynn, Jackson, Ashton, Aidan, Tyler, Ian, Jacob, Garrison, Samantha, Dominick, Maggy Jo, Abry, Kaysen, Liam, Oliver, Savanna, and Greylan. Sisters-in-law Della Holdsworth and Esther Jorgensen, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gilbert; a sister Betty (Lester) Boyens; and two brothers Merlin (Opal) Holdsworth and Vernon Holdsworth; son-in-law Tom Gusewelle, and grandchildren Jill Gusewelle and Tom McElwain.


Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 ~ 10:30 AM

Trinity Lutheran Church, Manilla, Iowa


Reverend Andrew Johnson


Timothy Conner

Congregational Hymns

“Children Of The Heavenly Father”

“Our God, Our Help, In Ages Past”

“I’m But A Stranger Here”  

Casket Bearers

Virginia’s Grandchildren


Nishnabotna Cemetery, Manilla, Iowa




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