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Virginia H. "Ginny" PiersonVirginia H. â€œGinnyâ€ Pierson age 84, of Ravenna died Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Transitional Health Services in Fremont. Ginny was born on April 22, 1928 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to the late Leo and Gladys (Hillebrand) Finkler. Virginia was married to Douglas Geib for many years then married I.C. â€œIkeâ€ Pierson and he preceded her in death on July 26, 1989. Ginny is survived by: 1 Daughter: Cheryl (Mac) White of Wyoming, 3 Sons: Doug (Kathy) Geib of Ravenna, Mike (Deb) Geib of Minnesota, Steve (Sue) Geib of Ravenna. 6 Step Daughters: Susan Pierson of Fennville, Ann Pierson of California, Barbara Pierson of Boston, Linda â€œMaudeâ€ Pierson of Muskegon, Margaret Pierson of Ravenna and Patricia (Larry) Kipka of Middleville. 3 Step Sons: Michael (Mary) Pierson of Ravenna, Tim (Mindy) Pierson of Virginia and Tom Pierson of Cadillac. 18 Grandchildren and numerous Great Grandchildren. 1 Sister: Shirley Jansma of Florida. Ginny was preceded in death by: Parents, Husband Ike, 1 Brother: Leo Jr. and 1 Grandson: Todd Geib. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:00am at the St. Catherines Catholic Church in Ravenna with Father Brucker celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Catherines Catholic Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00pm & 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends. The Rosary will be prayed at 8:00pm. Memorials may be directed to: St. Catherines Endowment Fund. Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511
Cheri, Doug, Mike & Steve, my mom just told me about your moms passing. Just wanted to let you know that your mom was such a good friend to my mom she has talked a lot about all the laughs they have had over the years. May your mom feel peace in her heavenly place. Remembering all the good times your mom made for all of us kids at the lake at school and the house on Clyde Park. Treasure her memory.
Diane Kaiser Miller Feb 5 2013 7:24 PM
I sincerly hope that time will heal your loss,God bless you all. Rod
Rod DeVries Feb 4 2013 10:13 AM
We are all sorry for your loss.
Mary Lou (Finkler) and Sam Tardani Family Feb 2 2013 9:09 AM
Rest in peace dear Ginny. We will always remember her as having so much class and flair.
Norb & Susan Denhof Feb 1 2013 4:18 PM
We are sorry to hear the passing of virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. Cousins Jim,(Eyvonne) Finkler Jean Finkler (Hare) Charles Finkler
james finkler Feb 1 2013 9:05 AM
I will always be thankful to Ginny first and foremost for the love and friendship she and Dad shared. Ginny and Dad worked hard to blend our families as one. She was a wonderful mother to my younger sibling and brought back warmth in our home we had not felt since mom's death. Although I was already away at school it meant so much to all of us to see Dad so happy, a loving mother for the kids, and to three more brothers, and a seventh sister. Once I became a parent Ginny doted on our children and loved Mindy like a daughter. For that I will alwys be eternally greatful. Ginny, as you bask in glory with our Lord and Savior, know that you made all the difference in our lives, With my deepest affection, Tim To all my brothers and sisters I regret being unable to be with - I love you all.
Tim Pierson Jan 30 2013 10:26 PM
What A beautiful picture if Ginny. Just like we rememberm. She always dressed so neat & proper. Dee loves to recall the many rounds of Golf they played together. We will miss her and keep her extended family in our prayers. Condolences to the " Giebs & Piersons. Don & Dee Swanson6
Dee & Don Swanson Jan 30 2013 12:27 PM
I have some wonderful memories of Ginny. She was a dear friend. These past few years were difficult, as Alzheimers robbed her of her vibrant personality. I'm so sorry for your loss. You will always feel your mother's presence in the things she taught you. Love, Aunt Pat
Pat Linck Jan 30 2013 11:24 AM
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. May God bring you peace in the days to follow.
Jackie (Pigors) Hampton Jan 29 2013 9:30 AM
Sorry for your loss, but happy for Heavens gain. Your Mom was such a neat lady, always loved her sense of humor. Your families will be in our prayers. Tim and JoAnn
JoAnn Beechnau Jan 28 2013 8:16 PM