Ethel Virts - April 17, 2013Ethel M. Virts, 98, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 20, at Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel in Lincoln.
Memorials are directed to the Center for People in Need or People’s City Mission.
Ethel was born Aug. 5, 1914 near Golva, N.D. She married Donald D. Virts on May 22, 1941. After graduating from Bismark Evangelical Hospital, she became a homemaker. She was known for making all her family’s clothes and loved her Singer sewing machine.
Survivors include her nine children, Ester (Steven) Teele, John (Mary Jo) Virts, Virginia (Harold) Nunnenkamp, Ruth (Bob) Westwood, Paul (Viola) Virts, David (Shirley) Virts, Priscilla Johnson, Joel (Bev) Virts, Don (Christy) Virts; 20 grandchildren, Lanette, Cindy, Michelle, Eric, Jesse, Todd, Becky, Benjamin, Dustin, Dani, Katrina, Arlena, Jeremy, Jason, Melissa, Nathan, Donnie Jr., Adam, Arielle and John; 23 great-grandchildren, Nakota, Megan, Katie, Joannah, Jocelyn, Julia, Peter, Hanna, Jakin, Hollyn, Lauren, Levi, Brooklyn, Caleb, Asher, Madelyn, Avery, Elliana, Therron, Torsten, Evyleigh, Ariel and Nolan.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Daniel; son-in-law, Dwight Johnson.