Virginia Buringrud, 92 of Thief River Falls, MN passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN with her loving daughter at her side.

The service to celebrate Virginia’s life will be held 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Ale Tulu officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.

Virginia Mae Noel was born on August 26, 1928 in Thief River Falls, MN the daughter of Clifford and Inga (Brooten) Noel. She attended Knox Elementary School and graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls.

On April 10, 1949 Virginia was united in marriage to Arthur Buringrud.  Together, they made Thief River Falls their home for many years.  Their children, Kate, Jon, and Debbie were all raised in Thief River Falls.  Virginia always said, “Thief River Falls is a pretty good town.  It supports young people – always has.  It’s a good town to grow up in…and great for a long life.”

She was much loved by family and friends and will be sorely missed.

Virginia was a fun loving person with many friends that she enjoyed meeting for coffee on a daily basis. She walked with a group of friends regularly.

Virginia was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls.

Virginia is survived by her loving children, Kate of Melbourne, Australia, Jon of Munich, Germany, and Debbie of Reno, NV; grandchildren; Jessica Kaml of Fisher, MN, Romy Buecker of Duesseldorf, Germany; and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband; son, Gregory; and siblings, Robert, Duane, Donald, Richard, William, Charles, Jerry, Beverly, Dorothy, Norma and baby Curtis in infancy.



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