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Virginia Schrimpf

Wood River |

Virginia Rosebud (Carstens) Schrimpf passed away on July 10, 2023 in Safety Harbor, FL at the age of 97.  She was born on February 24th, 1926 in Wood River, IL to Frank Zeke and Vergie (Cross) Carstens.  Virginia graduated from Wood River High School and attended Washington University in St. Louis, MO. 

She and her husband, Don Schrimpf had two children, Jim and Mary, whom she stayed home to raise.  She and Don later divorced.

Virginia loved photography and she captured many beautiful family memories for us.  She also loved to garden, sketch, design dresses and travel.

In her later years, Virginia lived in Safety Harbor with her daughter, Mary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Zeke and Vergie Carstens; her sister, Anita Brennan and brother Zeke Carstens.

She is survived by her son and daughter, Jim and Mary Schrimpf; daughter-in-law, Katie Schrimpf; grandson Michael and his wife, Jill; granddaughter, Sarah; great grandchildren Will and Elle Schrimpf; and nieces Sherrie Byron, Jenna Lewis, and Michelle Duncan.

Virginia’s life will be celebrated by family and close friends at a private gathering. Her quick wit and big heart have touched many and her memory will be a blessing.



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