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Virginia K. Folgers

December 31, 1969 September 17, 2012
Virginia K. Folgers
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Virginia "Ginger" Folgers, nee Kickert, born 1937 in Oak Park, passed away peacefully in her home on September 17, 2012 of cancer. Virginia was married for 54 years to her husband and high school sweetheart, Kenneth Folgers. She is survived by Ken, two sons; Kent, late wife Rose and grandchildren Melanie, Margaret and Madeline. Neal, wife Elizabeth, and grandchildren; Morgan, Ashtyn, Kierstyn and Benjamin. Two daughters; Sarah (Ray), husband William and grandchildren; Elizabeth, Jonathan, Caroline, and Daniel. Amy (O'Keefe), husband Kevin and grandchildren; Christopher, Molly and Sean. Virginia grew up in Oak Park and went to Oak Park River Forest High School (class of '55) and to Wheaton College, and University of Hawaii (class of '60). She received a Master of Church Music from Concordia University in 1977. Virginia worked as Director of Music, organist and choir director at various churches which included First Presbyterian Church of River Forest and Elmwood Park Presbyterian Church. She served as an adjunct Professor of Organ at Concordia University, Chicago. She also loved teaching piano, which she did for many years. Virginia found joy in serving others through volunteering with Young Life, Salvation Army, and Grace Lutheran Church. She was also active with the local PEO. She had a great gift of hospitality and loved nothing more than spending time with her 14 grandchildren. Her greatest joys in life were her family and using her God given musical talents to serve her Heavenly Father. She will be missed by her loving family, and many dear friends. Memorial visitation Wednesday September 19, 2012from 4 to 7 p.m. in fellowship hall at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest. Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday September 20, 2012 in Grace Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Grace Lutheran Church and School are appreciated.

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