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In Memory of Virginia 'Ginney' Nestrud


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday February 17, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday February 18, 2022
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1097 Scott Rd.
Burkhardt WI, 54016

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday February 18, 2022
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1097 Scott Rd.
Burkhardt WI, 54016

Virginia ‘Ginney’ Nestrud


Virginia (Ginney) Mae Laabs Nestrud, age 86, of Burkhardt, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2022, at the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond, Wisconsin. 


Ginney was born to Earney and Mae (Johnson) Laabs on December 22, 1935, in Carver County, Minnesota, the second of two girls.  Ginney grew up on her parent’s farm in East Union, Minnesota, where she enjoyed working alongside her Dad.  She moved to the big city of St. Paul after graduation and met her soon-to-be husband at a dance at the Prom Ballroom.  She married Don Nestrud on December 15, 1956.  Their marriage was blessed with two sons, David and Jamie.  She worked side-by-side with Don for nearly 50 years, raising Black Angus beef on their farm in St Joseph township.  Her greatest passions in life were family and farming.  She took every opportunity to care for the grandkids, be it an evening, overnight or for a weekend.  The three grandchildren were her pride and joy (along with the many barn cats)!     


Ginney is survived by sons, Dave (Linda) Nestrud of Burkhardt and Jamie (Christine) Nestrud of Burkhardt; grandchildren Rachel, Matthew, and Katelyn (Jack) Nestrud; sisters-in-law, Anita Smith and Marlyce Huppert; brother-in-law Floyd (Marie) Nestrud; along with many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.


She was preceded in death by husband, Don, parents, and sister Verna.


A service to honor Virginia’s life will be held on Friday February 18, 2022 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Burkhardt, Wisconsin. The service will begin at 11:00 with a visitation one hour prior to the service. A visitation will also be held on Thursday February 17, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin.  Interment will take place at Willow River Cemetery, Hudson.


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    • Dave , Jamie and FAMILY ;

      So sorry to hear about mother. My PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL.

    • Dave, Jamie and Family,
      My sympathy to you and your family.
      Ginny was a wonderful lady and I will always remember here with the 4-H club. She waws a hard worker and always had a smile,
      Hugs, Trudy

    • David and Jamie,
      So sorry for your loss.
      I’m very glad mom and I went to visit her a few months ago.
      Sending hugs and prayers.

    • Dave and Jamie,
      So sorry for your loss. I’m glad mom and I were able to visit with her a few months ago.
      Prayers and hugs.

    • David, Jamie and family

      My condolences. Sending prayers and hugs.

      My memories of your mom include a long car ride with them to visit her mom and dads place in MN. I also remember dropping by your house at the drop of a hat so parents could play cards and tell stories. Your mom was one of the hardest working farm wives I have ever known.

      May your many memories lift you up in the days to come. Wish I could be there to give a hug.