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In Memory of Virginia 'Ginny' Bertelsen

Memorial service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday December 28, 2019
United Methodist Church - Hudson
1401 Laurel Ave, Hudson, WI 54016


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday December 28, 2019
United Methodist Church - Hudson
1401 Laurel Ave, Hudson, WI 54016

Virginia “Ginny” Ann (Wiegand) Bertelsen, age 89, of Hudson, Wisconsin passed away on December 5, 2019. She had lived in Hudson for 66 years and was also a member of the Birchwood, Wisconsin and Pine Island/Bokeelia, Florida communities.

Originally from Racine, Wisconsin, she earned a music education degree from the University of Wisconsin and taught music in Hudson and Somerset.

She and her husband Arnold “Bert” Bertelsen sang together as a duo, with Ginny playing ukulele and Bert playing string bass, and also in a four-person group called the Cats and Canaries.  She played in the Wiegand Ringers bell choir, sang in church choirs, and performed in musicals at The Phipps Center for the Arts and with the New Fogey Follies in Minneapolis. She was also a member of P.E.O. and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her children: David (Polly) Bertelsen of Wisconsin, Robert (Annette) Bertelsen of Minnesota, and Margi (Kevin) Brown of Georgia; grandchildren: Derek Bertelsen, Corey Bertelsen and Jinna (Thomas) Lusty; and great-grandchildren: Brett Bartoszewicz and Jamieson Lusty. Her husband and parents precede her in death.

Service will be held at 11 AM on December 28, 2019 at United Methodist Church, 1401 Laurel St., Hudson, with a gathering held one hour prior to the service at the church and a luncheon following the service. Interment will be at Willow River Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The Phipps Center or Hudson United Methodist Church. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Special thanks to the staff at Pine Ridge Assisted Living and Lakeview Hospice.

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    • Dear Margi, I am so very sorry about your Mother’s passing. It was a shock and you have my heartfelt sympathy. Please know that I’ll always be here for you and do whatever I can .
      With love, “Aunt” Alyce

    • Dear Margi, I’m so sorry about the news of your Mom’s passing. She seemed fine and what a shock for the family. She was a fine talented lady and raised three great children. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m always here for you and will keep you close to my heart. With love, “Aunt” Alyce

    • Dave, Bob, and Margie

      My condolences. May the memories of your moms beautiful voice and smile lift you in the days to come. I loved singing in the choir with both your mom and dad.

    • Our hearts go out to the family. We hope you are finding consolation knowing that Bert and Ginny are together again and making music with the angels. The choir must be amazing!

    • Our heartfelt condolences to the Bertelsen family. We hope you find consolation knowing that Bert and Ginny are now together and happily making music with all the angels in heaven. The choir must be amazing!

      Kevin and Sheila Fox

    • Dave ,Bob, and Margie

      I am so sorry to hear about your mom.
      May the memories of her smile and beautiful voice lift you up in n the days to come. I loved being a pert of the choir with her and your dad.