In Memory of Virginia J. Mann

July 9, 1952 - December 22, 2022

Virginia J. Mann (Zhaawan), age 70, a resident of Webster passed away on December 22, 2022.

She was born on July 9, 1952 in Pine County, Minnesota to Eugene and Cecelia Dunkley.

Virginia attended vocational college after graduating from high school in Hinckley. For many years, she worked as an administrative assistant at Honeywell, Medtronic, Anoka-Hennepin School District, Grand Casino and Mille Lacs Band Tribal Government. She also worked for Anderson Drug in Cambridge, Aazhoomog Early Education as a teacher, and the Assisted Living Unit in Hinckley as a cook. She loved working with children and the elderly. She could be as delicate as a gentle wind and had the determination to accomplish anything she set her mind to. She loved to sew intricate blankets for her loved ones and clothing for her children throughout their lives, especially during their rodeo days. Hunting and fishing were a way of life for Virginia. She could skin a rabbit faster than most and was in her glory sitting on a riverbank fishing for catfish. Virginia was a patient and kind woman who loved her family to the moon and back.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Gregory who passed away earlier this year; her son, Charles Eugene; granddaughter, Josephine Elaine; brothers, Curtis, Eugene and Joseph; sisters, Peggy, Barbara, Jody and Dixie.

She will be missed by her children, Katie (Gilly) Draper; Scott Tossey; Elizabeth Tossey; grandchildren, Avriana, and Eleanora; brother, Peter (Dawn) Dunkley, Edward (Beth) Dunkley; sister, Mary Ann Ailport; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Friends may call after 4:00 PM on Monday, December 26, 2022 at the Lake Lena Community Center in Sandstone. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Lake Lena Community Center followed by interment at Stevens Lake Cemetery Pallbearers will be Bobby Anderson, Brian Dunkley, Hoby Dunkley, Tony Dunkley, Dennis Gilbert and Rod Matrious.

Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster.

Last Update: Dec 26, 2022 11:05 am CST

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