Virginia Irene Dahley (Shields), age 83, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2023 in Rochester, Minn. Ginny was born on June 5, 1939, in Sparta, Wis., where she attended Sparta Public Schools as the fourth oldest of 20 siblings. She married Raymond Skinner on August 27, 1955, and raised her three children where they owned and operated the Hibiscus Hotel in sunny Florida. They later returned to the Midwest, where she was widowed in 1972. She married Marvin Dahey Jr. on June 27, 1973 and they shared nearly 50 years and countless memories. She retired from Samaritan Bethany Heights, where she took a lot of pride in managing the laundry department. Ginny loved baking, cooking, sewing, scenic drives, and long conversations over coffee with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Raymond Skinner, her daughter’s partner Craig Rye, her great-granddaughter Viktorjia Loen, her parents and eight siblings.
She is survived by her husband Marvin Dahley Jr., her childrenJean (Bernie) Sturgis, Lois Skinner, and Marc (Sheila), Skinner, 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service was held at Fillmore Free Methodist Church.
Condolences may be sent to Marvin Dahley Jr. @ 515 Washington Street NW #104 N, Preston, Minn., 55965.