Virginia Anne Gramling passed away with family by her side on September 25, 2023, at the age of 95.
Preceded in death by her parents Anne and Harold Forslund, husband Donald Gramling (at age 37), cousin Carole Herubin (Robert), and son-in-law Stephen Lee.
Virginia was born November 1, 1927, in Minneapolis, MN. She was an accomplished pianist. She began her studies at MacPhail School of Music at age four, and she enjoyed playing popular music by ear. Virginia had life-long friends from her years at Washburn High School. She went on to study at the University of MN and received a degree in Humanities.
After her husband's death Virginia became a licensed Realtor and remained active for over 30 years. She treasured the mentoring she received from Emma Rovick of Edina Realty. Her interest in houses and people lasted throughout her life. She was gifted at making new friends and loved being with people.
Virginia is survived by her children, Deborah Gramling Lee, Paula Hanson, and John Gramling, and by her grandsons, Mark Hanson and Michael Hanson.
A celebration of Life will be held Saturday November 4, 2023, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Cremation Society of MN, Edina Chapel.
A special thank you to the Transitional Care Unit staff at the Masonic Home in Bloomington.