Virginia C. Thurner

LAURIUM, MI. – Virginia C. Thurner, of Laurium passed away peacefully at her home on: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 after a short illness.

She was born July 17, 1926 in Allouez Twp. a daughter of the late Charles and Odivine Goulette.

Preceding her in death was an infant daughter Gail Ann; brother Joseph (Rose) Goulette; brother Charles; sister Arzelia (Wallace) Olkkonen; sister Theresa (Fred) Zerbst.

Virginia served as a beloved nurses aide of the Calumet Public Hospital (now Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital) for twenty-five years.

After retirement she found the love of her life George Thurner of Laurium, MI and had a happy fulfilled 24 years of marriage.

Surviving are her husband, George R. Thurner of Laurium, MI.

Children: Virginia K. Miracle of Milwaukee, WI; David L. (Gail) Plute, of New Allouez, MI; Cheryl A. Plute, of Laurium, MI; Donna M. (Mark) Simmons of Lees Summit, MO; 6 grandchildren. Paul (Darcy) Alatalo of Muskego, WI; Julie (Tim) Wessel of Milwaukee, WI; Brian D. Miracle of Milwaukee, WI; Lori A. Colburn of Oshkosh, WI and Stacie R. (Frank) Murray of Fond Du Lac, WI; Sister Mary B. (Ray) Harju of Houghton, MI. Numerous loved great grandchildren. A brother-in-law, Charles R. (Ann) Thurner of Mechanicsburg, PA. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, Virginia’s wish was that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Aspirus Hospice Group, or the charity of their choice.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday November 2, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Sacred Heart Church in Calumet with Fr. Abraham Mupparathara to officiate.

Visitation for Virginia be held at Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on friday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm a prayer service will be held at 8:45 pm on Friday. Visitation will also be on Saturday at the Sacred Heart church from 10-11:00 a.m.

Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery. Online condolences can be left for the family at