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Virgie Birge

Virgie Birge


Virgie Birge, 94, of Backus, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her home. She was born to Harvey and Bessie Holden on Aug. 16, 1918, in Backus.

Virgie is survived by her children: Patsy Birge, Joyce (Dick) Ecker, Larry (Theresa) Birge, Gary (Annie) Birge, Barbara (Scott) Hendricks, Sharon (Gary) Olson, John Birge, Rebecca Birge, Janice (Mark) Beckler; 55 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Virgie was also like a second mom to her extended family members, Aamber Zaffke Smith (deceased), Blair Zaffke and Celeste Zaffke Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Bob Holden and Norris Holden.

Services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Church of the Nazarene, Backus. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.