Virginia M. Stoering, 89, of Springfield, formerly of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in Springfield.
Born in LeCenter, Minnesota, on January 5, 1930, Virginia was the daughter of Vincent and Adeline (Cashin) O’Meara. She graduated from Le Center High School and then attended teachers training school. After teaching a few years, she married Gene Stoering June 13, 1950, in Le Center. On February 10, 1966 their lives were forever changed when a house fire took the lives of their five young children. Through faith, family, friends and many prayers Gene and Virginia adjusted to many changes. Virginia worked at Green Giant and for many years she worked at the Le Sueur County DAC in Waterville until retiring. She also helped Gene farm. Through these years God blessed them with two more children. Tragedy struck again in June 1997 when their son was killed in a jet ski accident. In November 2015 they moved to Springfield to be closer to their daughter and her family. Virginia enjoyed reading but most of all she enjoyed spending time with family. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elysian.
Virginia is survived by one daughter, Karen (Barry) Reindl of Springfield; daughter-in-law, Deb Stoering of Goodhue; grandchildren, Jessica, Jenny, Jackie, Julieann, Timothy, Christina, and Andrew Reindl, all of Springfield, and Jake Stoering and Morgyn Steinke of Osseo, Wisconsin, and Katie (Ty) Pike of Eagle Mountain, Utah; four great-grandchildren, Harbor, Henslee and Hazel Pike and Bryer Stoering. She is also survived by three brothers, Lenny and Pat O’Meara of Le Center and Gerald O’Meara of Rosemount; one sister-in-law, Inez Meyer of Waseca; and many nieces and nephews. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husband; six children, Jimmy, Larry, Connie, Mike, Susie, and John Stoering; one sister, Mary Hagerty; one brother, Jim O’Meara; sister-in-law, Jeannie O’Meara; and brothers-in-law, Melvin Meyer, Ambrose Pate, and Denny Hagerty.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elysian, with Rev. Michael Ince officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, September 28, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Waterville. Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waterville is handling arrangements.