Mass of Christian Burial for Virginia L. Jeschke, 79, of Roscoe, is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Roscoe with Fr. DeWayne Kayser, Celebrant. Burial follows in Morningside Cemetery in Roscoe.
Liturgical Wake Service is 7:00 p.m. Thursday with visitation starting at 5:00 p.m. all at St. Thomas in Roscoe. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Virginia was born on her parent's farm near Loyalton, SD on February 17, 1932 to Ralph and Edna (Gange) Oban. She was raised in the Loyalton area and attended grade school there. She later attended high school in Roscoe, SD.
She married James Jeschke on June 24, 1948. They lived their lives almost entirely in the Roscoe and Loyalton area. They moved to Ft. Peck, MT in March of 1974 where they operated a nightclub until November of 1975 when they returned to farm near Roscoe.
Virginia had worked as a nurse's aide since 1972. Her career in caring for people led her to work at nursing homes in Ipswich, Bowdle and Hosmer. She also worked at the Ipswich Community Hospital for several years. She advanced her self during her career by attaining certification as a Medication Aide. She also worked in Physical Therapy for two years.
James died on August 14, 1999 and Virginia ended her career the very same year. She continued to live in Roscoe until the time of her death on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at the Bowdle Hospital.
She had been an active member of the St. Thomas Altar Society since 1948 and had served as the treasurer for many years. She also was proud to have been a member of the Sunshine Study Club for many years and of the Hustlin Dozen Extension Club for almost 19 years.
Virginia enjoyed gardening, crocheting and reading in her spare time. She also really liked to make quilts. However, her favorite moments of life were those that involved family and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her two daughters, LuAnn (Allen) Nygard and Laurie Jeschke both of Bismarck, ND; her two sons, Paul (DeeAnn) Jeschke of Rock River, WY and Michael Jeschke of Aberdeen; three sisters, Mildred Kirschenmann of Roscoe, Louise (Vernard) Schmitt of Roundup, MT, and Joyce Vargason of Bismarck, ND; one brother, Vernon (Verna) Oban of Loyalton; 7 grandchildren, James David Jeschke II, Alicia (Matt) Taylor, Amanda (Justin) Thomas, Brennan Nygard, Amanda Nygard, Jordan Nygard, and Christian Jeschke; six great grandchildren, Quinn Taylor, Layla Taylor, William Taylor, Ethan Thomas, Aaron Thomas, and Zebby Felch as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, infant children - Rose, Sandra, John, Mary Ann, Paula and two twin boys, two sisters - Lucille Gabriel and Ruby Reynolds and two brothers - Ralph Oban and Wilbert Oban preceded her in death.