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Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens

5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL

OBITUARY

VIRGINIA L. VOLAND

October 9, 1931March 26, 2020
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Virginia “Ginny, Gigi” Lee (Blim) Voland, 88, a long-time resident of Belleville, died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at home with family by her side.

She was born October 9, 1931 in Belleville, IL to George Blim and Clovena Isselhardt. She married Gene Clinton Voland in Belleville, IL at St. Paul United Church of Christ on January 20, 1951. He preceded her in death on February 2, 1991.

Ginny retired from Walmart after 27 years of service. Prior to that, she worked for Union Clothing and Carroll House, where she also modeled. In her younger days, she enjoyed going out dancing with her Father every Saturday night. Family and tradition meant so much to her. In her recent years, she and her son, Kelley, went out every Friday for “Belleville Night”, as she called it. Trying out different restaurants and saying hello to every person she walked past. She loved being social and could start a conversation with anyone. She was a very loving and personable woman.

Ginny also loved hosting family dinners and gatherings. She was an outstanding cook and baker. She spent many hours baking cakes and cookies for everyone she knew, including the guys who cut her lawn. She was so appreciative to those around her- eager to provide snacks, drinks, or cook you an entire meal on the spot.

She is survived by her son, Kelley Voland; daughter in law, Dorothy “Sami” Voland; Stephanie (Michael) Kennedy; great-grandson, Nash Kennedy “Little Shrimp”; sister, Audrey (Fred) Buchman; two brothers, Donald Blim and Merle (Billie) Blim; brothers in law, Richard Arnold (Elaine Crawford) and Dave Larson; a great granddaughter, Hayley Stokes; along with many other nieces, nephews, and loving family members. In addition to her husband Gene, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Arnold and June Larson, a brother, Paul Blim; and her grandson, Milton “Buddy” Stokes II. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Family Hospice in Belleville, who took lovely care of her.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M.- 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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VIRGINIA L. VOLAND

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JeffGerry Franklin

July 31, 2020

Kelley, Jeff and I remember your mom from church. We are sad to hear of her suffering, but all is better now. She is young, is dancing and smiling down on all of you.
We are certainly keeping you and your family in our prayers during this time of closure and healing for you. Virtual hugs to you, friend.

Marcia Becker

July 28, 2020

Kelley, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have such fond memories of her in our early childhood. She was always so gracious letting us hang out at your house, playing or watching TV. She was always so sweet, I don’t think I ever remember her getting upset with us!!
My sincere sympathy to you and your family,
Marcia Becker

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