Virginia Ann Gardner, age 92, of Isanti died January 19, 2021 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge. A private graveside service will be held at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. A public Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church in St. Francis at a later date.
Virginia Ann Gardner, 92 of Isanti passed away on January 19, 2021 at GracePoint Crossings in Cambridge. She was born on December 19, 1928 to Grant and Ina Kilbury in Brainerd, Minnesota. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from South High School. Virginia married Thomas Gardner in 1947. They lived in north Minneapolis until 1965 when they moved to Isanti, Minnesota. She was a homemaker until after their move to the country, then she worked at Cambridge State Hospital as a nursing tech.
She enjoyed embroidery, reading and crocheting. She was active in each church they attended. Most recently she attended First Baptist Church of St. Francis. She loved having company especially when the grand children were around.
Virginia is survived by her 4 children: Becky (Lowell) Kruse, Owatonna, MN, Dan (Terri) Gardner, Okinawa, Japan; Tom (Patty) Gardner, Fort Collins, CO; Barb (Russ) Peterson, Isanti, MN. 13 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandaughter. One sister, Beverly Kilbury, Minneapolis. Proceeded in death by her husband, Tom Gardner; parents; brother, Robert Kilbury and one great grandson, Grant Hoffman.
One of her favorite scripture passages was Proverbs 3:5&6.