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Virginia M. Hedquist
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“I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. We had such fun times together. ”
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“Virginia made me smile every time we met and that is a true blessing. My memories of playing cards with her and riding on the boat at Lake Murray...Read More »
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“Darryl, I am sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers ”
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“I will always fondly remember Virginia with her red hair and her unbelievably fantastic laugh! I am so happy that Virginia kept in touch with my Mom...Read More »
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“Virginia was a gracious and kind neighbor. She was truly an ideal friend and neighbor. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sympathy and...Read More »
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“I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please do not hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do for...Read More »
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Virginia Mae (Anderson) Stromberg-Hedquist, 84, of McPherson and formerly of Independence, KS, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012, at her home in McPherson. She was retired from Southwestern Bell, where she was a telephone operator and secretary.

She was born on March 6, 1928, in McPherson, KS, the daughter of Maurice Theodore and Esther Irene (Peterson) Anderson. She attended Lincoln Grade School and graduated from McPherson High School in 1946.

Virginia was united in marriage to Ralph Lester Stromberg on April 6, 1947, in McPherson. He died September 28, 1969. She later married Thomas Gordon Hedquist in 1972 in McPherson. He died March 10, 2001.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and P.E.O. Chapter AY, serving as past president.

Survivors include: three children, Gary Stromberg and wife, Marsha, of Derby, KS, Cheryl Barrow of McPherson, KS, and Darryl Stromberg and wife, Pam, of Gilbert, SC; sister, Marjorie Church of Tujunga, CA; step-sisters, Ione Toll of Lindsborg, KS, Verna Jean Jennings of Gig Harbor, WA, and Lenore Miller of Tucson, AZ; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Williams and husband, Ryan, of Andover, KS, Jennifer Stromberg of San Diego, CA, Kelly Stromberg of San Diego, CA, Bill Barrow and wife, Dixie, of McPherson, KS, Kristina Littlejohn of McPherson, KS, Jason Hollen and wife, Jennifer, of Fayetteville, GA, and Ashley Hollen of Gilbert, SC; and four great-grandchildren, Emri Williams of Andover, KS, Brynn Littlejohn of McPherson, KS, Andrew Hollen of Fayetteville, GA, and Joshua Hollen of Fayetteville, GA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice Anderson and Esther Anderson-Lindholm, step-father, Vern Lindholm, husbands, Ralph Stromberg and Thomas Hedquist, sister, Lucile Frazier, brother, Harold Anderson, and step-brother, Clement Lindholm.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Tim Leaf officiating. A private graveside service will precede the memorial service at McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM, Friday, November 2, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or American Heart Association in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.