Virgie Lee Jansa, 95, of Norton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in San Angelo.
She was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Lott, to Adolph and Mary (Willberg) Schraeder. She married Alfon Louis Jansa in Rowena on Oct. 15, 1945, and they were blessed with a long, fruitful life together until his passing on Jan. 16, 2006. With a sweet and gentle spirit, Virgie derived great joy in making a home for her family, instilling values and faith to three generations. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ballinger and was a founding member of St. Mary Altar Society. She also participated in the Runnels County Extension Home Demonstration Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, A.W. and Al Schraeder.
Virgie is survived by her son, Leonard (Sandra) Jansa of Wall; daughters, Dorothy (Leon) Hoelscher of Ballinger, and Ruth Jansa of Austin; grandchildren, Robyn (Kevin) Brooks, Ryan (Springer) Jansa, Clay (Amber) Jansa, Cara (Brandon) Jarisch, Tod (Stephanie) Hoelscher, Joe (Holly) Hoelscher, Ann (Jason) Bollinger; and great-grandchildren, Jake Jansa, Reese Gallant, Bree Gallant, Nolan Jansa, Caitlynn Jansa, Daisey Smith, Fletcher Smith, Clara Jansa, Luke Jarisch, Sophia Jarisch, Bailey Brooks, Kannon Brooks, Paul Hoelscher, Lucy Hoelscher, James Hoelscher, and Brooks Bollinger.
Rosary was recited at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Lange Funeral Home Chapel in Ballinger. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Rowena. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
The family expresses sincere thanks to the staff of Rio Concho Terrace and asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Meals on Wheels(www.MealsOnWheelsPlus.com).
Guests may register online at ballingerfuneralhome.com.