Virginia Barendt, 77, of Grand Forks, N.D. died Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Valley Eldercare, Grand Forks, N.D.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church.
Virginia Barendt was born February 21, 1935 in Devils Lake, N.D., the daughter of James and Leona (Wruck) Hennessy. She grew up in Devils Lake and graduated from Devils Like Central High School in 1952. She worked in Devils Lake as a switchboard operator. She married Gerald Barendt in Devils Lake on October 14, 1954. They farmed for a number of years in Webster, N.D. area. She moved to Devils Lake in 1981 where she worked at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center. She moved to Grand Forks in 1997 where she worked at Skips Budget Drug and Red River High School in the commons area.
She is survived by three children, David Barendt of Grand Forks, Kathy Barendt of Harrah, Okla. and Sue Hach of Grand Forks; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; siblings, Leslee Smart, Wendy (Garry) Rahn and James (Cheryl) Smart, all of Grand Forks.
She is preceded in death by her parents, step-father Lester Smart, and son Guy Barendt in 1999.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. To sign the online guestbook go to www.danddahlfuneralhome.com .
Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minn., is in charge of arrangements.