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Inez Alma Viney

03/15/1932 - 11/17/2020

Inez Alma Jokinen Viney passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020 at The Virginia Care Center.

Inez was born on March 15, 1932 to John and Alina (Maaninga) Hakala in Iron, Minnesota. She graduated from Cherry High School. She worked at the Arrow Shirt Factory in Virginia until she and Vernon adopted their girls. Then later on worked at the Arrowhead Nursing Home in Virginia as a Certified Nursing Assistant until her retirement in 1995. She was united in marriage to Vernon Jokinen in 1954 and they built their home in Pike Township. She was married to Vernon until his death in 1980. In 1982 she married George Viney and they were married until his death in 1998. She loved to bake and go for walks along the trails on the land they owned. She also enjoyed berry picking and planting flowers. All loves that she passed down to her daughters and granddaughters. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Vern; and her second husband, George. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Vernon (Ellen) Uutela; and two nephews, Derris and Dyroen.

She is survived by her daughters, Gayle (Daniel) Padgett, and Glori (Brett) Lundstrom; step-daughter, Melonie (Dwayne) Westley; granddaughters, Aleena, Autumn, and Calli; step-granddaughter, Sheena; step-grandsons, Nathan and Isaac; and eleven great-grandchildren.

We would like to extend our deep heart-felt gratitude and thank you to all the staff at The Virginia Care Center for the excellent care that they gave to her over the past almost 4 years. She loved and cared about each and every one of you. You truly became her family during this time of COVID.

Private family services will be held at a later date due to COVID. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or send condolences visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

3 thoughts on “Inez Alma Viney”

  1. Janice Irene Horton says:

    Inez was my cousin and Godmother. I send my heartfelt sympathy to Gayle, Glori and their family during this very hard time.

    I will cherish so many wonderful memories of Inez, especially summer memories during the 1950’s. It can’t get any better than that and I’ll miss our calls to each other catching up on family news.
    God bless you, Inez.
    Cousin Janice

  2. Vickie Paurus says:

    Gayle and Glori -Our sympathy to you both from the Maaninga girls-we have many memories of going to your place in Pike Township and enjoying time there with your Mom and Dad. It’s never easy to lose a loved one-especially your Mom. Keep in touch and let us know when you plan on having something later. Vickie Maaninga Paurus

  3. C.Maaninga says:

    Condolences to the entire family from her cousins in the Menahga area.

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