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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 07, 2013

OBITUARY ~ VIRGIL L. MAIN

Virgil L. MAIN, age 85, of Fremont, Nebraska died Saturday, February 16, 2013, at his home in Fremont.

He was born August 17, 1927 on a farm in Ringgold county, Iowa to Corwin E. and Mabel M. (WOOD) MAIN. He grew up on several farms around Mount Ayr, Iowa and graduated from Mount Ayr high school in 1944.

He farmed and worked for R.E.A. in Iowa and then moved to Blair, Nebraska where he met and married Jeannine THOMPSON on November 19, 1950 in Tekamah, Nebraska.

Virgil served in the U.S. Army from November 27, 1950 to August 27, 1952 during the Korean War.

After his discharge he worked for Omaha Public Power District as a lineman and then a supervisor. He retired in September 1989 after 38 years.

In 1961 Virgil and Jeannine built their home in the Davenport Addition of Fremont and they lived there until their deaths.

Jeannine died August 13, 2008.

Virgil was a 60-year member of the I.B.E.W. Union and member of Izaak Walton, where he and his friend and co-worker, Charlie ORR, set the poles and strung the wires to bring power to the park. He also belonged to the Presbyterian Church, V.F.W. Post #854 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club, all in Fremont. He was active in Cub Scouts and coached little league baseball when his sons were young.

He also loved hunting and fishing and passing that down to his children and grandson. He was very proud of their gardens and grew the best tomatoes and prettiest flowers.

He loved taking pictures and videos and sharing them with everyone. Virgil and Jeannine loved camping and spent most of their retirement traveling around Nebraska and surrounding states. They also loved watching the kids playing sports, Nebraska football and Chicago Cubs baseball.

Virgil made many friends as a driver for Eastern Nebraska Office of Aging Cargo Program until October 2012.

Survivors include his son, Keith and wife Judi MAIN of Fremont, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Chelsea and Cody MAIN of Lincoln, Nebraska and April and husband Russ LEEDON, PJ CRAWFORD and Brittany CONNICK and two great-granddaughters, all of Fremont, Nebraska; brothers, Larry and wife Fran MAIN of Magalia, California and Lyle and wife Virginia MAIN of Mount Ayr, Iowa; sisters, Juanita SHAFFER of Atascadero, California and LaViece BARKER and Doris RULE of Mount Ayr, Iowa; sister-in-law, Lucille MAIN of Mount Ayr,Iowa, and brother-in-law, Charles TYSON of Loves Park, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sons, Dennis and Rick MAIN; one brother, and four sisters.

Burial was in the Ridge Cemetery in Fremont, Nebraska on February 21, 2013.

A visitation with the family present will be held at the Wishard Chapel Community Church in Mount Ayr on Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with a memorial service beginning at 11:30 a.m.

A lunch and fellowship will follow in the Wishard Chapel fellowship room.

A memorial fund has been established to Wishard Chapel Community Church.

Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the local arrangements.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2013

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