March 20, 2016
- 3:00 PM
March 20, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
March 21, 2016
- 11:00 AM
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