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BOARDMAN - Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Boardman for Virginia Mehl Alm Zetterquist, 94, who passed away Monday at her home.

Virginia was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Jacob W. and Jenny (Peterson) Mehl.

Virginia was a 1936 graduate of Boardman High School and a 1938 graduate of Youngstown State University in the Secretarial School. She was a secretary for Harrington, Huxley & Smith for eight years and the Bethel Lutheran Church for 25 years, retiring in 1981. Virginia was a lifetime member of the Bethel Lutheran Church. The church was a huge part of Virginia’s life. She organized and was a leader of Bethel Elderberries, served as past president and vice president of church council, and she was a member of Friendly Visitors Team and the Bethel Shepherd Group. Virginia also was a past president and treasurer of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bethel and she also volunteered at Shepherd of the Valley Assisted Living in Poland for many years. 

Virginia leaves two daughters, Alana (Robert) Anderson of Beaver Island, Mich. and Jennifer (John) Martin of Sandusky; three grandchildren, Amy (Andrew) Sheppard, Eric (Amy) Anderson, and Ryan Martin; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob and Sarah Anderson, Alexis and Aidan Sheppard. 

Virginia was also preceded in death by her first husband, Everett Alm, whom she married Oct. 3, 1942, and passed away June 10, 1955, and her second husband, Carl Zetterquist, whom she married May 3, 1958, and passed away June 5, 2003.

 Family and friends may call Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Burial will take place at Lake Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to Bethel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

 Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.

Guestbook Entries

“So sorry. You will missed.”

 » Cathy and Dan on July 17, 2013

“Our Deepest Sympathy to the entire family, what a wonderful woman Virginia was”

 » Dean & Marilyn Haddle on July 18, 2013

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