MARQUETTE — Virginia Quello of Marquette, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee.
Virginia was born on December 2, 1921, in Marquette, the daughter of Ida (Niemi) and Hogan Hoganson.
She attended the public schools in Laurium and Calumet.
She worked for Michigan Bell, Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, and the Calumet Public Schools with their hot lunch program.
Virginia was married to Chester Polkinghorne in 1948, together they had two sons, Keith Polkinghorne survives, and Stephen Polkinghorne who passed away in 1970.
After Chet’s death, she married Julius (Jocko) Quello of Mohawk, in 1960. Julius passed away in 1997. A son, Paul Quello survives.
A son from a previous marriage, Robert Tebeau of Detroit survives.
She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Mohawk, where she and Jocko taught Sunday school, and sang in the church choir.
When they moved to Hurley, Wisconsin, they joined St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ironwood.
She is survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet, with Pastor Tim Johnston to officiate.
Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet, on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Online condolences for the family may be left at ericksoncrowleypeterson .com.
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.