Virginia "Ginny" Herrick, 70,died Sunday, March 3, 2013, from complications following a cardiac arrest,at St. Mary¹s Hospital in Rochester, where she had been a patient the past two days.

Virginia Arlene Borgschatz was born on Dec. 17, 1942, in Red Wing,

Minn., to Edward and Rosielle (Closner) Borgschatz. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural school and Pine Island H.S. graduating in 1960. She was married on April 3, 1965, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island to Reuben L. Herrick. Following their marriage the couple moved to rural Stewartville where they farmed and raised their family. Following Reuben¹s retirement from farming, she became a daycare provider, being called Grandma Ginny by many of the children she cared for through the years. Reuben died on May 18, 2006, and she continued to live on their farm. She was a member of Sumner Center United Methodist Church in rural Racine and was active in it¹s U.M.W., Sunday school, youth , and served on various councils. She also was a member of the MS Society and the Stewartville American Legion Auxillary. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, watching her grandchildren¹s school and sporting events, baseball and going to monthly lunches with her high school friends.

She was the ultimate caregiver, for Reuben, R.J. and all of her family, friends and neighbors, touching many lives with patience and love. She is survived by four daughters, Denise Higgins (Steve Miranda), Brenda (Ken) Trisko, Barbara (Jim) Hanson, all of Stewartville and Diane (C.J.) Johnson of Spring Valley; eight grandchildren, Christa Miranda, Jon Miranda, Mike Higgins, Amanda Higgins (fiance, Jason Eckre), Kelly Trisko, Paul Trisko, Jared Trisko and Dale Johnson; three sisters and one brother, Marge (Roddy) Welch of Chatfield, identical twin, Verona (Cliff) Prigge of Rochester, Linda (Earl) LaVan of Hartley, Iowa, and Bernard (Rosie) Borgschatz of Byron.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben; her parents; her grandson, Reuben ³R.J.² Hanson; and her brother, Raymond Borgschatz.

The funeral service was held Friday, March 8, at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville, with the Rev. Glen Holland officiating. Burial followed at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville assisted the family with

arrangements. www.griffin-gray.com