Virginia C. Thurner

LAURIUM – Virginia C. Thurner, of Laurium, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, after a short illness.

She was born July 17, 1926, in Allouez Township, a daughter of the late Charles and Odivine Goulette.

Preceding her in death was an infant daughter, Gail Ann; brother, Joseph (Rose) Goulette; brother, Charles; sister, Arzelia (Wallace) Olkkonen; sister, Theresa (Fred) Zerbst.

Virginia served as a beloved Nurses Aide of the Calumet Public Hospital (now Aspirus Keweenaw hospital) for 25 years.

After retirement, she found the love of her life, George R. Thurner of Laurium, and had a happy fulfilled 24 years of marriage.

Surviving are her husband, George R. Thurner of Laurium; children, Virginia K. Miracle of Milwaukee, Wis., David L. (Gail) Plute of New Allouez, Cheryl A. Plute of Laurium, Donna M. (Mark) Simmons of Lees Summit, Mo.; six grandchildren, Paul (Darcy) Alatalo of Muskego, Wis., Julie (Tim) Wessel of Milwaukee, Wis., Brian D. Miracle of Milwaukee, Wis., Lori A. Colburn of Oshkosh, Wis., and Stacie R. (Frank) Murray of Fon Du Lac, Wis.; sister, Mary B. (Ray) Harju of Houghton; numerous loved great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Charles R. (Ann) Thurner of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, Virginia’s wish was that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Aspirus Hospice Group, or the charity of their choice.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church in Calumet with Fr. Abraham Mupparathara to officiate.

Visitation for Virginia will be held in the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. a prayer serivce will be held at 8:45 p.m. on Friday. Visitation will also be on Saturday in the Sacred Heart Church from 10 to 11 a.m.

Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.

Online condolences can be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson. com.