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Virginia Dawne Minion, age 79, of Gowen, passed away peacefully and under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Michigan on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at her home.

The daughter of William & Grace (Hard) Black, she was born Nov. 28. 1931 and was a graduate of Greenville Senior High School. She worked at Ore-Ida Foods in Greenville until the plant closed and retired from Knoll Industries.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Michael Minion. Surviving are four children, Debra Hansen of Belding, Edward “Bill” Minion of Hillsdale, Melissa Pratt of Comstock Park, and Robert J. “Tiger” Minion of Gowen; fourteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring her wishes, no services will be held and Virginia requested that you keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. To send a message of symapthy to the family, sign Virginia’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

The Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Greenville, was entrusted with the arrangements


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  1. Anonymous on June 8, 2011 at 12:00 am


    06/20/2011 –

    Faith ridgeway @ Brent Decker

    We are so sorry for your lose .God will take good care of her now.

    06/14/2011 –

    Floyd W. Black

    06/12/2011 –

    Delene (House) Cramer

    Thoughts and prayers to the family.So sorry for your loss.Rest In Peace Mrs.Minion. *hugs* for Missy, Bill & Tiger.

    06/12/2011 –

    Rick Walkington

    To all: Sorry to hear about Aunt Ginny, we will always have her in our memories from the all the family gatherings. She was a special person to us.
    Dad sends his condolences.
    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Rick and Deb

    06/11/2011 –

    Sheila Vaughn

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You are in my prayers.

    06/11/2011 –

    Jean Baker Karloski

    To Virginia’s family, I am Aunt Kay Holmdens niece and I wanted to say I am so sorry about your mom’s death. Kay thought so much of her. I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. No one replaces a mom. With my love, Jean Baker Karloski

    06/11/2011 –

    Jean Nielsen

    I graduated with Virginia and we both worked at the old Gibson theater and the Silver Theater. We were great friends in school and I am sorry we lost each other in the intervening years but have many great memories of My Beautiful classmate. My sympathy.

    Marcia (Frisbey) Mulholland

    I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I know this is never an easy thing to accept. I hope that time and many memories will ease the pain of your loss.

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  2. Tig on March 31, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Still miss you mom

  3. Tig on February 28, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Miss you even more

  4. Tiger on June 8, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Think of you every day momma, wish you were still here. You were the best

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