Virginia Haglund, 98, of East Moline, formerly of Orion, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at her home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd., Orion. Private burial was at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Orion, where she was a member.
Virginia was born on November 27, 1921, in Moline, the daughter of Chester D. and Norma (Weigandt) Pettifer. She married Joseph A. Rossi, Sr. on June 29, 1940, in Iowa and he passed away on December 18, 1944, while serving during World War II. Virginia (Pettifer) Rossi later married Samuel Haglund on April 19, 1947, in Moline. He preceded her in death on November 13, 2017, after 70 years of marriage. Virginia retired from Black Hawk College where she worked in secretarial and clerical capacity. Virginia was a meticulous homemaker and an avid shopper. She loved to read. Above all, she loved the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Norma Lee (Donald) Anderson, Rio, IL, Joseph Rossi, Murray, KY, Carol (Jim) McDermott, St. Charles, MO, Samuel Neal (Jennifer) Haglund, Wilmington, NC, and Marilyn (John) Phipps, Key Largo, FL; 16 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and 24 great great grandchildren; brother, Bill (Linda) Pettifer, Orion.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brothers, Vernon and Richard Pettifer; sister, Carol Smolenski; granddaughter, Theresa Anderson Abel.
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