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Mrs. Virginia R. Lemmien
  • Galesburg Congregational United Church of Christ
    P.O. Box 227
    Galesburg, MI 49053

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“We were so saddened to hear of our dear Aunt Virginia's passing. She was an incredibly warm and kind spirit. I still recall a fond childhood memory...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Russ, Rene & Ethan Tiejema - FL

“To the family of Virginia R . Lemmien. Very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time, and be comfort by God...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: CW

“Virginia was a sweet gentle lady with a great sense of humor.We have fond memories of the visits she & Walt made to Wisconsin and her great Apple...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Wyleen & Bryan Brosamle - WI

“Bill and Gail - I have such fond memories of being at your Home growing up. Virginia would always have fresh baked cookies or treats - usually...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Margaret (Muggs Flach) Gibbard - WA

“My favorite Virginia memory....waiting to see what she would wear to church on Sunday, following a Saturday MSU victory!! What a sweet lady, so glad...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Gail, Bill & Family, Our deepest sympathy~ ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Bob and Pam Leinbaugh - Holstein, IA

7 of 10 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“Bill,Cheryl and Family, So sorry to hear about your Mother. She was a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with you. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Tom and Rhonda Smith - Portage, MI

“Bill & Family, we are very sorry for your loss!!! She lived a good, long life!! Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you All. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Randy & Pat Daniel - Galesburg, MI

“Bill , Cheryl and Families, So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Condolences and my Prayers to each of you. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Merridy Lewis - Kalamazoo, MI

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Virginia R. Lemmien of Augusta, Michigan passed away October 1, 2017 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence in Battle Creek at the age of 96. She was born June 28,1921 the daughter of Vernon and Nettie (Livingston) Judevine in Palo, Ml. Virginia was a graduate of Palo High School, and attended Ferris State College.

On October 6,1940, she married Walter Lemmien. Virginia and Walt made their home in Augusta, Ml where Walt was the Master Forester at the Michigan State University Kellogg Forest.

Virginia was a Charter member of the Kellogg Extension Group affiliated with Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service. She loved to sew and taught 4H sewing. She helped in the daily operation of the Kellogg Forest in its early development.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Nettie Judevine; her husband, Walter; her sisters Francis, Mildred, and Elfreda; and her good friend, Irwin Tiejema. Surviving are her brother, Dan Judevine of Phoenix, AZ; children, William (Cheryl) Lemmien, Gail (Dennis) Leinbaugh; grandchildren, Laura (Bill) Bandlow, David (Jenny) Lemmien; great-grandchildren, Amanda Hirleman, Cacey Hirleman, Ryan Lemmien and Kaylee Lemmien.

In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 13th where the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galesburg Congregational United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 227, Galesburg, MI 49053. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Virginia may be placed at