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Virginia Jean Fiskum

02/08/1925 — 02/03/2011

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Monroe, SD

Virginia Jean Fiskum

Virginia P. Fiskum, 85, of Richland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 3, 2011 at her home after a short illness surrounded by her family. She loved her children dearly and considered her granddaughters most precious in her life. She will always be remembered for her love of family and friends.

She was born at home on February 8, 1925 to Richard and Frances Pfefferle in Monroe, South Dakota.

Virginia graduated from Business School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and moved to Richland in 1947. She met Orrand on a blind date and six months later, they were married. They were happily married for 43 years until Orrand's unexpected death in November of 1991.

Virginia started her career as a secretary for GE. Next, she went to work for a law office. Virginia and Orrand were blessed with two beautiful children. Once Paul and Julie started school, she worked part time for the Richland School District at Spalding Elementary. She went on to work in medical records at Kadlec Medical Center, retiring after 25 years.

Growing up, Virginia was known as the "Grasshopper Queen" of Monroe. She spent long hours fishing alongside her dad and hanging out with her two sisters. When Virginia made a friend, it was for life. Her friends were so important to her. Her activities that she enjoyed were playing cards, bowling, church, and going out to dinner with her work friends. Virginia felt letter writing was a lost art. For her entire life, Virginia corresponded weekly with her sisters in California, her sisters-in-law in Minnesota, and her many friends that moved away. She enjoyed her son and daughter-in-law's weekend visits to Richland and spending time with her daughter, granddaughters, and niece from Sunnyside.

She was survived by her son, Paul AudraeFiskum of Naches, WA; daughter, Julie DaveDeen of Richland, WA; sister, Donna JD McCoy of Buena Park, CA; granddaughters, Kayla, Megan, Hayley Deen; many in-laws, nieces, and nephews; and special friend, L. Jack Lampman of Seattle, WA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orrand Fiskum and sister, Dorothy Caviness.

A graveside service will be held in Richland at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial service will be held at Richland Lutheran Church at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the church.

Visitation will be at Einan's Funeral Home, 915 By-Pass Highway in Richland, WA on Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Community Services, Richland Lutheran Church Youth and the Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care of Sunnyside, WA.

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  • Julie and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You

    are in our thoughts and prayers.

    It takes time but the memories you have will never leave you. They help through the healing process.

    Sharon Burks
    November 4, 2014
    W., Richland, WA, US
  • My mother, Clarene Anderson, was one of Virginia’s “friends for life”. Their friendship went back to the 1940’s. After Clarene left Richland, she and Virginia corresponded often. Our families got together just about every summer. I was always very excited for the visits because I knew how happy mother would be to be with her best friend. I loved Virginia and always felt her love. She especially enjoyed the music we played for her. Virginia will always have a special place in my heart.

    Dixie Anderson Bradeen
    November 4, 2014
    Issaquah, WA, US
  • I am very sorry to hear of Virginia’s death. She was such a plesant person and always a great smile. May the family find comfort in knowing Virginia is with her Lord and Savior. God’s Blessings to the family.

    Dorothy Beyer
    November 4, 2014
    Richland,, WA, US
  • I love and will always have a special place in my heart for one of my dearest friends. I always loved seeing her beautiful smiling face. I will miss her but know that she is with Jesus and I will

    be with her for eternity some day.

    We shared our faith in Christ recently and prayed together.

    She is a Lady to be admired and respected and the memories of her will be forever in my heart.

    Lisa Ray

    Lisa Ray
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • May Almighty God of all Comfort and Tender Mercies Comfort the Fiskum Family 2Co.1:3,4, The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial Tombs will hear his voice and come out, Almighty God will wipe out every Tears from their eyes and death will be no more,


    May these thoughts be of some Comfort.

    Ginger Robinson
    November 4, 2014
    Joaquin,, TX, US
  • Julie and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficut time.

    Cheri Thomas
    November 4, 2014
    W., Richland, WA, US
  • I was privileged to know a gracious, lovely and loving woman. i share your sorrow and will miss her smile. my condolences, carole

    carole siefken
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
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