Virginia Ann "Ginger" Kietzman, 74, of Champaign peacefully passed away at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton on Pells surrounded by loved ones. A private family graveside service will be held at the Melvin Cemetery in Melvin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church of Paxton or to the Champaign Fire Department for the Explorer Post 207 program.
Ginger was born December 31, 1946 in Fairbury, a daughter of Robert O. and Geraldine M. Hornickel Kietzman. They preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister Jayne (Kenneth) Sinn of Melvin, a nephew Jeff (Jessie) Sinn of El Paso, three nieces Emily (Chris) Allen of Lenexa, Kansas, Molly Sinn of Buckley and Jenny (Josh) Foley of Senoia, Georgia. Also, three great nephews, five great nieces, three step great nieces, two aunts, Judy Hornickel and Vivian Hornickel, and many cousins.
Ginger grew up on the family farm in Melvin. She graduated from Melvin-Sibley High School and attended Eastern Illinois University. She was a clinical laboratory technologist for thirty years, working in Illinois and Washington. Upon moving back to Illinois, she worked for the Champaign County States Attorney Office for seven years. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Paxton. She enjoyed music, needlework, cooking, coloring and puzzles.
She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
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