Virginia Marie Hoelcle

20 November 2011

Born  December 7, 1925

Entered into Rest  November 11, 2011

Virginia Marie (Reimers) Hoelcle was born on Dec. 7th, 1925 in Buffalo, New York.  Ginny was called home to the Lord on Nov. 11th, 2011.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald James Hoelcle, on Dec. 8th, 1982, her father, John Reimers, Jr., stepfather, James Kavanaugh, mother, Mildred (Stoos) Kavanaugh, grandchild, Scotty Stoessel, and daughter in law, Mary Hoelcle.

Virginia is survived by her three children: son, John Hoelcle and wife, Barbara of Eden, N.Y., daughter, Gail Stoessel and husband, Edward, of Loomis, CA, and son, Robert Hoelcle and wife, Christina, of Colfax, CA., her four grandchildren: Jennifer Russell and husband, Jon, of Loomis, CA, David Hoelcle and wife, Michelle, of Eden, N.Y., Edward (Eddie) Stoessel of Lincoln, CA, and Fawn Hoelcle of Hamburg, N.Y.: seven great grandchildren, Jesse and Joey Hoelcle, Hailee and Cole Stoessel, Riley Scott and Jackson Russell, and Erin Cole: four siblings, brother, Richard and wife, Lorain Reimers of West Seneca, N.Y., brother, James Kavanaugh and (Linda Makin) of West Seneca, N.Y., sister, Susan Kavanaugh and (George Barren) of Orchard Park, N.Y., and, sister, Kathy and husband, Jack Harrigan of Lancaster, N.Y.

Virginia was an exceptional woman who will be deeply missed by family and friends.  She loved life, spending time with her grandchildren and family. Virginia was very independent and, although she didn’t own a vehicle, didn’t let anything stop her from getting around.  She walked all over Roseville, took buses and, years ago, rode her bike throughout the area.

Virginia was a homemaker when her children were young.  In later years, she worked for Woolworth’s and Denio’s Family Auction on the weekends. Virginia met every year with her friends from Woolworth’s.

Virginia came to California 32 years ago and adored living in Roseville,California.  She had an enthusiasm for life and kept extremely busy with her creativity and many talents. Virginia spent tireless hours and extraordinary care in labeling all of her music, movies, videos, photos, and personal items.  She was an accomplished, self-taught, pianist who loved to play the piano and listen to piano music.  Music and movies were a big part of her life. Virginia loved all things Hawaiian: clothing, doing the Hula, the weather, flowers, birds, whales, and the ocean. She took great delight in oil painting the sunsets and palm trees.

Virginia was an avid bird watcher which included spending time with Ed and Gail’s macaw,Coco.  She had many bird feeders in her backyard and also provided corn for the wild turkeys.

Other activities involved playing all kinds of card games, including Poker with the family and a passion for word games like Scrabble and daily crossword puzzles. Virginia also spent countless hours working on 2000+ piece picture puzzles.  Completed puzzles line the walls outside her apartment, providing beautiful images for all to enjoy.  She loved crocheting, knitting and making afghans for the family.

Virginia was a devout Catholic with an extreme faith in the Lord and a great love for Mary, Mother of Jesus, and had a calling to make chaplets and Rosaries the last two years.  She gave them to family, friends, and anyone in need.

The family invites friends to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, November 28th, 2011 at10:00 A.M. with reception following at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church,615 Vine Ave.,Roseville,CA,95678.



17 Comments to “Virginia Marie Hoelcle”

  1. Oops, spelling error… (yor = your) Love you, Gma!!!

  2. I miss you, Gma! I know Mom misses you and thinks about you everyday, too! I always think twice before doing something that might merit a hand slapping (^: We placed your ashes at the cemetery on Sept. 12th. You sure have a beautiful view of rolling hills and a gorgeous white church with a large cross on top! It’s very peaceful and lovely. Of course, I am sure it pales in comparison to your Home in Heaven (^: Mom recently completed your TV Characters Puzzle without the box to look at. It’s very cool! She enjoyed doing an activity that was one of your many passions in life. We all like to look at it! You sure were active and involved in many things. I wish you were here so I could ask you some questions and learn more from you. I am sorry I didn’t take more advantage of all yor talents and interests when you were here on earth. I sure could have learned even more from you. Lately, I have been feeling pretty guilty about not spending more time with you, even though I talk with you every night now. It’s amazing how your great grandchildren are growing so quickly, isn’t it!?! They miss their Great Nana and talk about you often. The Rosaries you made the boys hang above their beds and they always take them to church when we go. I know you’re watching over us all! Kisses to you…

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