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Virginia “Ginny” Herrick


Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
Posted in All Obituaries

Virginia “Ginny” Herrick , 70, of Stewartville, Minn. died Sunday, March 3, 2013 from complications following a cardiac arrest, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, where she had been a patient the will past two days.

Virginia Arlene Borgschatz was born on December 17, 1942 in Red Wing, Minn. to Edward and Rosielle (Closner) Borgschatz. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural school and Pine Island H.S. graduating in 1960. Virginia was married on April 3, 1965 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island, Minn. to Reuben L. Herrick. Following their marriage the couple moved to rural Stewartville where they farmed and raised their family. Following Reuben’s retirement from farming, Ginny became a daycare provider, being called “Grandma Ginny” by many of the children she cared for through the years. Reuben died on May 18, 2006 and Ginny continued to live on their farm. She was a member of Sumner Center United Methodist Church in rural Racine, Minn. and was active in it’s U.M.W., Sunday school, youth groups and served on various councils. She also was a member of the MS Society and the Stewartville American Legion Auxillary. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, watching her grandchildren’s school and sporting events, baseball and going to monthly lunches with her high school friends.

Ginny was the ultimate care giver, for Reuben, R.J. and all of her family, friends and neighbors, touching many lives with patience and love.

Ginny is survived by her four daughters; Denise Higgins (Steve Miranda), Brenda (Ken) Trisko, Barbara (Jim) Hanson all of Stewartville and Diane (C.J.) Johnson of Spring Valley; eight grandchildren; three sisters and one brother – Marge (Roddy) Welch of Chatfield, identical twin - Verona (Cliff) Prigge of Rochester, Linda (Earl) LaVan of Hartley, Iowa and Bernard (Rosie) Borgschatz of Byron, Minn. Ginny was preceded in death by her husband – Reuben, her parents, her grandson, Reuben “R.J.” Hanson and her brother, Raymond Borgschatz.

The funeral service for Mrs. Herrick was Friday, March 8, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville with Rev. Glen Holland officiating. Burial was at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester, MN.

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