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Virginia Scott 1935-2011

Mar 1, 2011

Funeral service for Virginia Scott of Emmetsburg will be 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, March 1, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.

Burial is in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge.

Virginia Scott was born May 10, 1935, in Alcester, SD, the daughter of Casper and Dorthey (Helgerson) Lappegard. She was a 1953 graduate of Odebolt High School.

Virginia married Arnold Helmick on Sept. 18, 1958 in Jackson, MN, and to this union two children, Cynthia and Alan, were born. Arnold preceded Virginia in death.

Virginia married Robert Scott on July 9, 1965 in Sioux Falls, SD, and to this union three children, Tim, Kim and Rich, were born.

In 1970, Virginia and Bob moved to Emmetsburg where she operated her own in-home daycare for 19 years. During her retirement, she continued to care for her grandchildren.

Virginia was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. She taught Sunday school for several years. She enjoyed playing Bunco and Bingo, working crossword puzzles, cooking, reading and crocheting. Virginia always looked forward to camping in the summer and spending time with her grandchildren.

On Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, Virginia passed away at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. She was 75.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bob of Emmetsburg; five children, Cynthia Fuoss (Tom) of Sheldon, Alan Helmick (Brenda) of Estherville, Timothy Scott (Michele) of Fort Dodge, Kimberly Kibbie (Scott) of Emmetsburg and Richard Scott (Sabrina Keller) of Emmetsburg. Also surviving are sister, Jeanette Lappegard of Hull, Bob Lappegard (Anna) of Dickens, Curt Lappegard of Estherville and LeRoy Lappegard (Nancy) of Sheboygan, WI; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Virginia Scott was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arnold; and three brothers, Casper “Sonny”, Richard and Timothy Lappegard; and her sister, Dorthey.

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