Virginia Kay “Ginny” Wessels, 71, Hardwick, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage with loved ones by her side.
Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sioux Falls Ronald McDonald House or the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.
Virginia Heckt was born on Aug. 24, 1950, to Lester and Ann (Debates) Heckt in Luverne. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1968 and went on to a career in banking for 41 years at Hardwick State Bank. She would often talk about the many friends she made working in one place all those years.
In 1970 she married Douglas Wessels, and they raised their two daughters, Amy and Kristina, in Hardwick. Ginny loved spending time with family and friends, enjoying countless games of pinochle, Yahtzee, bingo, and Uno throughout the years.
Ginny was an active member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, and her faith was an essential aspect of her life. She taught her daughters and grandchildren the importance of truly getting to know people. Ginny always took the time to learn people’s names and to ask about their interests and their families.
Ginny is survived by her husband Doug Wessels, of Hardwick; her daughter, Amy (Gary) Ptak of Sioux Falls; three grandchildren, Ryan, Justin, and Keira; her sister, Dianne (Steve) Carlson of Luverne; and her in-laws, Norman Wessels, Enore Boelman, Gertrude Wessels, Donald Schouwenberg, Lowell Wessels, Iva (Edwin) Elbers, Harold Wessels, Theresa Wessels, David (Beverly) Wessels, Vonnie Heckt; and other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Kristina Martinez; her brothers Donald and David Heckt; and her sister Mary Maroon.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.