Virginia Osmun



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Virginia (Ginny) Marie Osmun (Stolcenberg) age 95, of Cascade, Michigan, passed away peacefully on April 2nd, 2024, with family lovingly by her side. Ginny was the beloved matriarch of her family. She was a steadfast and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and the core of the close-knit family she created. She loved life, had endless positive energy, and a giant heart that made everyone around her feel encouraged, valued, loved, and welcome.  

 Ginny was born February 15, 1929, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of the late Loretta (Striegle) and Leonard Stocenberg. She was a graduate of Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School, Class of 1947. She married Gordon Osmun on October 10, 1951, and they were blessed with three beautiful children. While her children were young, Ginny stayed home and raised her family. As her children grew older, during the school year, she worked at Riley’s Pharmacy on Cascade Road. After that, Ginny had a successful career managing exports at Steelcase, Inc., from which she retired in 1987. In her retirement, she could often be found enjoying life with her many friends and family. Ginny created so many beloved family traditions – from baking hundreds of Christmas cookies each year to Easter egg hunts to family birthday parties, holidays were always a joy in her home.  She loved to spend time attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s many sporting and musical events, hosting her children and grandchildren at her family cottage in Croton, Michigan, and enjoying her many hobbies. Ginny loved to paint beautiful watercolors, cook delicious meals, hand quilt, golf (especially as a member of the Loyal Order of Moose), exercise with her exercise groups, tend to her gorgeous flower gardens, travel with her husband and family (often to Florida to visit her family there), and volunteer to better her community. A devout Catholic and longtime member of St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church, Ginny lived the values of Christ and was often found making meals at God’s Kitchen, serving at funeral lunches, delivering Meals on Wheels, greeting parishioners at Mass, and volunteering wherever she was needed by the church.  

 She is survived and greatly missed by her husband, Gordy Osmun; sister-in-law, Bess Stolcenberg; children, Shelly Mitchell, Denise (Greg) Levett, Gordy (Kathy) Osmun; grandchildren, Bill (Czarri) Mitchell, Gina (Brett) DeMink, Joe (Jennifer) Mitchell, Lora (Brian) Shenker, Keith Osmun, Tim (Cassi) Levett, Kristin (Kresten) Green, and Katelyn (Ross) Heneveld; 16 great-grandchildren whom she adored; and so many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Dorine Stolcenberg; brother, Wally Stolcenberg; her in-laws, Agnes and Claud Osmun; son-in-law, Scott Mitchell; and her many Osmun brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  

 A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 11:00am at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church, 6477 Ada Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301, with visitation one hour prior to Mass and a luncheon afterward at the church. Rev. Logan Weber presiding. Interment Cascade Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Ginny’s name. Most importantly, though, please enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine with your loved ones and toast to Ginny – thank you, Mom, Gram, Ginny, for loving us so well.  


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5 Responses

  1. She was a beautiful, sweet & talented woman who will be missed by her entire, wonderful family.
    Sending all our love to all.

  2. She is an amazing woman with an amazing family. Sharp and witty we found her a Blessing to visit and serve. We will dearly miss her but know she is where she is supposed to be, accompanied by Sister Darlene. She will remain looking out for Gordy and all her family.

  3. Ginny, her wonderful husband and family were our neighbors at the cottage in Croton for many years. She was such a sweet and beautiful person in so many ways. We sure did miss seeing her beautiful smile and friendly nature when they decided to move on, and will always remember her. May Gods peace be with her now and her family too. Love, Laura and Mike Winick

  4. Dear. Gordy and family. Bonnie and I extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of Ginny;she will be missed. God speed, Chuck and Bonnie grzegorski

  5. Gordy and family our deepest sympathy on your loss she will be missed

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