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Virginia  S. (Matus)  Laurinec

Virginia S. (Matus) Laurinec
  • May 8, 1928 - November 28, 2020
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
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“Joe,we just want you to know that we are really sorry to hear about Virginia. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Your Pheasant Run...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: David and Kathi Johnson - MI

“Virginia and I worked together many many years ago at H&R Block. She was a joy to work with and I'm very sorry to hear about her passing. May God...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Wichnal - Battle Creek, MI

“Joe, It was with great sadness that we heard regarding Virginia passing. She was indeed a very gracious and kind person and we were fortunate to...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Dan and Kathie Gerber - MI

“It is with real sadness that I read of Virginia's passing. With Joe, they were always a delight to see and connect, their dedication to one another...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Thomas Goodsell - Battle Creek, MI

“Heartfelt sympathy to the Laurenic and Matus extended families. So very sorry for your loss, Joe. Virginia was a caring soul, a wonderful cook and...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Doug & Julie Wenger - Richfield, OH

“I loved her dearly! She was like a mom to me. She always told me that I could thank her for whatever kindness she did for me, by paying it forward. ...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle Andrews - Richland, MI

“We are sorry for your loss. Virginia was a special person, always kind: always fun to be with. We still use the cake recipe she shared 25 years...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jim and Sue Grahamn - MI - Friend

“I knew Virginia through Chapter CA of PEO. She was the kindest person to me. When I first joined the chapter, Virginia made sure that she and I...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Lipps - Battle Creek, MI

“Virginia was a delight to have known, and missing her and Joe was part of what made it hard to face retirement. Peace to both my dear friends. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Thomas Goodsell - Battle Creek, MI

“We'll always think of Virginia as the warm and lovely person that she was. Always gracious, we'll miss her greatly. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Fatt - Dexter, MI

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Virginia S. Laurinec, age 92, died on Saturday, November 28, 2020 in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to immigrant parents Andrew and Valeria (Skwarek) Matus.

She is survived by husband of 72 years of marriage Joseph H. Laurinec, , by daughters Linda L. (John) Nelson and Leslie A. Gernon, by grandson Dustin E. Gernon, by nieces and nephews and by sister, Lorraine (James) Brennan. She was preceded in death by her parents and by brothers Chester Matus and Edward Matus.

Virginia's life was dedicated to making her marriage successful, to raising her children and to bringing joy and providing support to friends and others around her. Locally she served as board member of Emily Andrus Senior Residence, as a Leila Hospital Auxiliary volunteer and as Literary Council instructor. For many years she was an income tax preparer for H&R Block.

She much enjoyed being a member of P.E.O. Chapter CA.

Interment will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan.

Funeral arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at

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Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 Dickman Rd. Augusta, MI 49012