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Georgianna VanderVoort Aug. 30, 1918 - July 9, 2009

Willmar,Minnesota 56201
Georgianna VanderVoort Aug. 30, 1918 - July 9, 2009
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

HECTOR -- Georgianna Wilma VanderVoort, 90, of Hector, died Thursday at Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center.

The service will be at 11 a.m. today at United Methodist Church in Hector. Burial will be in the United Methodist Church of Hope Cemetery in Osceola Township.

Visitation is for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Hughes Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Bijou Hills, S.D. to Onesime and Mary (Korbel) Turgeon. She grew up in Bijou Hills and attended Graves Country School through eighth grade. As a teen, she worked cleaning houses. On June 17, 1939, she married Melvin VanderVoort in Bijou Hills.

They moved to a farm north of Hector in 1941. They retired from farming in 1985 and moved to Hector. In December 2003, they moved to Prairie View in Hector.

Melvin died Dec. 27, 2007. She then moved to Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center.

She is survived by her sons: Donald VanderVoort of Hector, Donovan (and Susan) VanderVoort of Hector and William (and Nancy) VanderVoort of Hector; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother: Onesime Turgeon Jr. of Chamberlain, S.D.; sisters: Mary Ann Acton of Cape Coral, Fla., Lorene Leeney of Snecksville, Penn., Priscilla St. Onge of Miami, Fla. and Avis Leiferman of Chamberlain.

She was preceded in death by an infant son: Martin Wayne; and four sisters.