Cherokee, Iowa

Virginia M. Slechta, 91, of Cherokee, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Cherokee.

Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Rev. Cris Decious will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

Virginia Mae (Brown) Slechta, the daughter of Fred and Nell (Hannan) Brown, was born on Dec. 1, 1925, in Vail, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Vail, where she received her education.

On Aug. 16, 1946, she was united in marriage to Vurnace "Bud" Slechta. In July 1947, the family moved to Cherokee from Council Bluffs, Iowa. They were blessed with one daughter, Donna Droegmiller. She worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Hastings, Neb., during World War II. She also worked as a clerk at Baumann's Bakery for 10 years and also for Ward's for 10 years.

Virginia was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, flowers, baking, and crafts. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

She will lovingly be remembered by her daughter, Donna (Veryl) Droegmiller of Holstein, Iowa; one grandson, Brian (Kathi) Droegmiller of Merrill, Iowa; one granddaughter, Debbie Droegmiller of Cherokee; great-granddaughter, Shayla Droegmiller; great-grandsons, Brady and Kolt Droegmiller; great-great-grandson, Jaxon Oliver Kirchner; great-great-granddaughter, Lilian Mae Kirchner; a special niece, Valley (Gayle) Lawson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sister-in-law, Lucy Curnyn of Denison, Iowa; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Nell Brown; her husband, Vurnace Slechta in 2013; and two brothers, Raymond and Fred.

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