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Virgil McNamee

March 29, 1931 - March 14, 2016

Prayer Service - Sunday

March 20, 2016
- 3:00 PM

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro

Visitation - Sunday

March 20, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro

Funeral Mass - Monday

March 21, 2016
- 11:00 AM

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Virgil McNamee

March 29, 1931 - March 14, 2016


Virgil McNamee, of rural Hillsboro, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, at the age of 84.

Virgil was born on March 29, 1931, the son of E. Douglas and Cordulla (Geray) McNamee in Fosston, MN. He grew up in this area with his family and received his education in Crookston, MN. Virgil proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1951 until his discharge in 1955.

On the morning of February 11, 1956, Virgil was united in marriage to Delores Richards at St. John’s Catholic Church in Georgetown, MN.  Virgil and Delores made their home on their beloved family farm near Hillsboro. Together they farmed their land growing wheat and sugar beets and raising livestock. Throughout the years Virgil had a special fondness for his horses and loved riding anytime he could. Delores passed away in 2012 and in early 2014 Virgil began making his home at the Hillsboro Nursing Home. During the past two years Virgil adjusted to life off the farm and enjoyed his time spent with the wonderful care providers at the nursing home.

Virgil is survived by his seven children – Katherine (Richard) Johnson of Arnegard, ND; Steve (Marcene) McNamee of Harwood, ND; Dianne (Richard) Nechiporenko of Reiles Acres, ND; Linda (Brian) Schnelle of La Center, WA; Tom (Elena) McNamee of Hillsboro, ND; Paul (Kristen) McNamee of Roseville, MN; Patty (Kenny) Ste. Marie of Reiles Acres, ND; and by 21 grand children and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers – Bob McNamee of Mahnomen, MN and Mike (Deb) McNamee of Bismarck, ND; his sister, Pat Sperling of Gresham, OR; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his brother John, and his in-laws – Kay McNamee, Bert Sperling, and Leonard Richards.

VISITATION: 2-3 PM Sunday, March 20, 2016 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Monday

PRAYER SERVICE: 3 PM Sunday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

FUNERAL MASS: 11 AM Monday, March 21, 2016 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro

BURIAL: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Hillsboro


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3 responses to “Virgil McNamee”

  1. Mary Jenny Pylyp says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Virgil’s family at this sorrowful time.

  2. Donald Foss says:

    Virgil was an outstanding, farmer. He and Delores were a wonderful couple and great team. They were proud of there family and devoted to each other. The McNamee family has much to be proud of.

  3. Gail pederson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. But I am sure he is happy in Heaven being with Delores and being free again to do good things for the Lord. I got to meet Virgil as a young girl when he came to Horvicks to buy parts and I was the parts manager. I knew nothing of all these sprayer parts I got myself into. But Virgil was so kind and patient and just helped me along. He was never upset with me and always treated me with respect. He was like a father figure to me. I always enjoyed him coming into the store with a pump and then we would spend hours getting it all plumbed together for his next project. He always knew what he wanted and I don’t think he ever really needed me but was always happy to teach me things about the spraying plumbing business. So I will always have a kind word for both your parents. You are very lucky to have them and I’m very fortunate to have gotten to meet them. Till we see each other again in heaven. May the good lord give you comfort that you are not alone in your grief. Sincerely Gail Pederson

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