April 13, 1930 – October 15, 2017
The expected passing of our mother, Virginia Lee Renstrom Suter, was 8:00 a.m., the morning of October 15, 2017. Our brother was keeping vigil and talking to her when she failed to take one more breath and slipped peacefully away in her sleep, forever 87, at her home at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veteran’s Home in Hot Springs.
Virginia was born April 13, 1930, in Sioux Falls, to Charles ‘Ed’ and Hazel (Hines) Hartwick. She married John Suter in 1945, Lee Renstrom in 1951 and John Suter in 2003. Virginia retired from her position of Operations officer from Wells Fargo Bank in 1993. She had been in the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veteran’s Home, Alzheimer’s ward, since 2011. Virginia was treasure of the local and State DAV, treasure of the Friends of the Library, treasure for the BPW and volunteered at the VA Medical Center as well as a volunteer at the voting polls for many years. Virginia loved to read, work in her flower beds, camping, traveling and touring old homes. She has left a good place for a better one.
Virginia is survived by her four children, Beverly (Bud) Odell; Ed (Kandi) Renstrom; Sandi (Ernie) Nauman; Eric (Becky) Renstrom; sister, Jeannie (Harold) Burback; 8 grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren on her branch of the Hartwick Tree and two nieces.
She is preceded in death by both her husbands.
Memorial services were at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veteran’s Home in Hot Springs with Chaplain Morris Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs
In lieu of flowers a memorial in Virginia’s name may be given to Alzheimer’s research.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain-McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.