I remember Virginia fondly as the secretary at St. Michaels's School when I taught there. Please accept my condolences on the passing of this gentle lady.
Virginia M. Kavanaugh, 89, of South Sioux City, NE passed away while surrounded by family on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, IA. Virginia has peacefully departed to attend her well deserved homecoming celebration hosted by her Creator, her husband, family and friends. With heavy but loving hearts we bid farewell to the most beautiful and loving Mother that the Good Lord could have given us.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, IA. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in South Sioux City, NE. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7PM Monday, April 1, 2019, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City, NE.
Virginia was born April 23, 1929 in Dakota City, NE, the daughter of Victor and Leone (Murray) Madsen. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, IA and worked at Nebraska State Bank in South Sioux City, NE. Virginia married Carroll Kavanaugh June 19, 1952 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City, IA. They were blessed with 5 children. She was a homemaker and kept books for Kavanaugh Texaco and Wrecker Service before working as the school secretary at St. Michael's School in South Sioux City, NE for 30 years.
Virginia was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her family pets. She also enjoyed reading and watching Minnesota Twins baseball games.
Surviviors include her children, Kim (Ray) Otto, Kathy Ebel, Kirk (Lauren) Kavanaugh, Kevin (Cheryl) Kavanaugh, and Kristi (Brenda) Bowman-Kavanaugh; grandchildren, Joshua (Carrie) Otto, Megan (Mark) Baker, Kyle (Heather) Ebel, Haley and Jacob Kavanaugh, and Brayden, Ella and Addison Bowman-Kavanaugh; great-grandchildren, Kaleb Baker, Allie, Joey, Brooklyn, and Luke Otto; brother-in-law, Jim Rinehart; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Leone Madsen; her husband, Carroll in June, 1991; an infant son; a brother, David Madsen; and sister, Ruth Rinehart.
Memorials may be directed to Birthright of Siouxland.
Please accept our sympathies in the loss of your dear Mother. She was a very good friend and neighbor of Uncle Harold and Aunt Mary. Robert and Patricia Blessing.
Extending heart felt sympathy to all the family of Virginia. I have precious memories of years ago visiting your home when in school with Kim. Fond memories of a precious woman who even included me to a trip to South Bend, Indiana where we visited and stayed with cousins! Treasured memories! Be assured of our prayers and thoughts of you as you celebrate a life well lived by Virginia. Blessings.