Denise Johanna Metsa
09/20/1939 - 09/21/2018
Denise Johanna Metsa came into the world 9/20/1939 and departed 79 years and one day later on 9/21/2018 after a short stay in the Virginia Care Center. Please join the family Saturday September 29 for the 1:30 pm visitation followed by the service at 2:00. Our Savior’s Lutheran church 1111 8th Street South, Virginia MN 55792. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Denise was raised on the farm in Angora, MN and spent her entire adult life as a citizen of Virginia. She had health struggles the past 18 months but previously had been an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Senior Citizen’s Club and Kaleva.
Following graduation from the former Virginia Junior College, Denise held several administrative positions with being the secretary for the Business manager of School District #706 her most enjoyed.
Gardening, needle point, knitting, hooking rugs, canning, cooking and old movies on TV were favorite pastimes. But she loved, loved reading a good hard cover book with her faithful 4-legged companion, Dilert, close by.
Denise leaves behind her 94-year-old sister, Irma Conrad Miller; four nieces and nephews, Lorrie (Pete) Pesheck, John (Barb) Boelter, Rob (Mickie) Boelter and Lisa (Tom) Lapka. Denise was a great-Aunt to seven, and a great-great Aunt to eight. She also will be missed by her extended Metsa family and friends.
Four of the Metsa sisters and their parents Eino and Elway Metsa have been reunited in heaven now with the addition of their beloved Denny.