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Virginia Spengel
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Obituary for Virginia Spengel

Virginia Spengel, age 88, of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by the warmth of her family, on Monday, February 26, 2018, at Valley Hi Nursing Center. She was born October 5, 1929 in Chicago to Pietro and Domenica (Celani) Nespeca.
Virginia was a devoted Christian and member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and co-founder of the school’s Home & School Association. She was an active member and past president of the regional chapter of Women’s Aglow International and attended Magnificat and Life in the Spirit. Virginia was honored to be named Inspirational Woman of the Year. She was a spiritual mentor to many.
As a long-time member of the McHenry Country Club, she was one of the co-founders of the Junior Girls Golf Program, and was instrumental in starting McHenry Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament. Faith & family meant the world to Virginia; she loved unconditionally and was always there to help, listen, provide a meal or a prayer.
Virginia is survived by six children: Gary Spengel, Pam(Marty) Patterson, Kim (Mike) Johnson, Joy (Steve) Rossman, Scott (Diane) Spengel, Keith (Trish) Spengel; daughter-in-law, Linda “Missy” Spengel; sixteen grandchildren, Valya (Robert), Tony, Curtis, Brian (Jessica), Michael, Sarah (Ryan), Andrew, Nicholas, Emilie, Lee (Mandy), Luke, William (Sara), Eric, Stephanie, Ben, Dane; six great-grandchildren, Rose, Grace, Claire, Ellie, Wyatt, Theodore; her brother, Packy Nespeca; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Theodore “Ted”; son, Craig Spengel; daughter-in-law, Lydia Spengel; sister, Rose Zemeckis; and brother, Carmen Nespeca.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume Monday in the funeral home from 8:45 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at which time we will be leaving in procession for the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church Street, Johnsburg, IL 60051.
Interment will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, Virginia requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to :“The Michael B. Patterson Trust” c/o First Midwest Bank, Johnsburg Branch, 3805 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg, IL 60051.

For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Virginia’s family.


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

4

Mar

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Visitation

Monday

5

Mar

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Funeral Mass

Monday

5

Mar

10:30 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

2302 W. Church Street
Johnsburg, IL 60051

Cemetery Details

Location

St. John the Baptist Cemetery

2302 Church Street
Johnsburg, IL 60051


Memorial Contribution

"The Michael B. Patterson Trust"

c/o First Midwest Bank -Johnsburg Branch
3805 N. Johnsburg Road
Johnsburg, IL 60051
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