Virginia “Ginny” (Anderson) Hilden, 80, died Monday October 5, 2020 at Augustana Care Center, Hastings, MN under hospice care.
Virginia Faye Anderson was born September 20, 1940 to Peter H. and Edna (Restad) Anderson in Pelican Rapids, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at Grove Lake Lutheran Church. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school at District 14 in Tansem Township. She attended Pelican Rapids High School where she graduated in 1958. She was active in several musical groups in high school. She also sang with her sisters Phyllis and Ione at many local events. Ginny attended nursing school in Minneapolis. She worked as a nurse in many clinics and nursing homes. On November 24, 1962, she married Richard W. Hilden. They lived in St. Paul, Woodbury, Stillwater, and then in River Falls, WI which they called home for many years. Richard (Dick) died April 9, 2001. Ginny remained in River Falls until moving to Hastings in 2018.
She is survived by her daughter, Laura (Ron) Rau, St. Paul, MN and a son Jeffrey (Lori) Hilden, Sauk City, WI; grandchildren, Allison, Matt, Nick, Joe, Derek, and Jade; four great grandchildren. Siblings include Phyllis (Jim) Norton, Alexandria, MN, Ione (Clint) Gjerde, Amery, WI, Carol (Mike) McCarthy, Moorhead, MN, Chuck (Mary Jo) Anderson, Mantorville, MN, and Mary (Lowell) Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD; and special friend Richard Wolden, Hastings, MN and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, her parents Peter and Edna Anderson, an infant brother Ronald, and niece Shari (Norton) Widmark.
Private graveside service was held for Virginia at River Falls and A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.