Virginia ‘Ginny’ L. Wells, 78, of Abilene, Kansas went home to be with the Lord on November 2nd, 2019. Virginia was born October 17, 1941 in Slayton, Minnesota to Kenneth and Rose (Gustaf) Christiensen.
She was raised in Minnesota and graduated from Tracy High School in Tracy, Minnesota in 1959.
On November 11, 1959, Virginia united in marriage to Roger Wells at the Tracy Lutheran Church in Tracy, Minnesota and moved to Kansas in 1963; residing in Abilene. They later divorced.
Virginia worked as a waitress at Trails Inn, then found her career as a Composing Supervisor for the Abilene Reflector Chronicle, until retiring. She was also an Avon representative and co-owner of the Starting Box.
She was a hardworking, dedicated strong woman up until the very end.
She also had a love for plants, enjoyed playing Bingo and loved her family very much and always reminded them to take “one day at a time”.
Virginia was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2934 of Abilene, Kansas then #765 of Salina, Kansas.
Survivors include her children, Jody Gano-Haas and husband Mitchel of Racine, Wisconsin, Julie Talley of Abilene, Randy Wells and wife Tina of Abilene, Kansas, Gina Anguiano of McPherson, Kansas and Derrick Wells and fiancée Bethany Rabitoy of Racine, Wisconsin. Brothers Richard Christiensen of Colorado, Joseph Christiensen and wife Margie of Abilene, Kansas, Philip Christiensen and wife Tina of Pasadena, Maryland, Sisters Julie Baxtor and husband Milton of Graceville, Minnesota, Cheryl Soderlund of Abilene, Kansas and sister-in-law Lorna Christiensen of Abilene, Kansas, Uncles Francis Gustaf and Artie Gustaf and Aunt Margaret West, all from Minnesota. Also survived by sixteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren including many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert Christiensen and Kenneth Christiensen Jr., sister Carol O’Boyle-Shuck, granddaughter Ashleigh Wells and many Aunts and Uncles.
Cremation was chosen. Family will receive friends from 1 pm up until the time of the memorial service which is at 2:30 pm on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at the Danner Funeral Home with Pastor Lindsey Brummer officiating. Inurnment will follow at Abilene Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be given to Dickinson County Home Health & Hospice, they may be left in care of the Danner Funeral Home 501 N. Buckeye Abilene, Kansas 67410.