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Virginia M. "Poo" Kimmes

Virginia M. "Poo" Kimmes

Virginia M. "Poo" Kimmes, age 85 of Hastings, died peacefully following an extended illness on Monday morning, March 11, 2019, at Oak Ridge Assisted Living in Hastings.

Virginia Mae, the daughter of Godfrey and Madeline (Knoll) Nelson, was born on May 30, 1933, in Hastings. Following her graduation from Hastings High School with the class of 1951, Poo was united in marriage to Bernard P. "Ben" Kimmes on April 27, 1957, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings. They were blessed with three children, Karen, Bruce, and Randy, and forty-eight years of marriage prior to his passing on February 1, 2006. Poo was a longtime employee at DCA Title in Hastings, and officially retired when she was 72. She enjoyed her trips to the casino to play Keno and Bingo, playing cards with friends, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Vincent "Sonny"; sister-in-law, Sandy Nelson; brother-in-law, Glenn "Speed" Smith; and by her husband, Ben.

Poo is survived by her children, Karen Kimmes, Bruce Kimmes, and Randy Kimmes; grandchildren, Jamie, Jessica, Kenna, Jonathan, and Thomas; great grandchildren, Alyssa, Landen, Carver, and Bennett; siblings, Peter (Jo) Nelson, Martin "Sal" Nelson, and Phyllis "Fiddy" Smith; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Michael Barsness officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

Family and friends are cordially invited to a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning at church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hastings Family Service, or to the donor's choice in memory of Poo.

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Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.