Virginia Irene Kriete, 88, went to be with her heavenly family August 11, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Saginaw Michigan.
She was born April 22, 1934 to the late Casimer and Martha Pyrek. She married Raymond William Siemen October 25, 1952. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1989. Virginia was lucky enough to fall in love again and married John (Jack) Kriete April 18, 1995.
Virginia enjoyed visiting with all their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an exceptionally good sport at playing cards with the little ones, they always seemed to win which made her the favorite. Her table centerpiece included a dish of goodies, many times homemade. She loved to cook, bake and host family parties.
When Virginia married John, her family grew and so did her heart. During their 27 years of marriage they spent time boating and traveling. Virginia enjoyed her time at her home in Harbor Beach watching the birds and squirrels on her back patio or painting in her art room. She was a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Holy Name of Mary Parish in Harbor Beach and the Port Sanilac Lions Club. Her love of animals inspired her to support the Leader Dogs for the Blind.
Virginia is survived by her husband, John “Jack” Kriete of Harbor Beach; her children, Tammy (Jeffrey) Mosey, Karen (Christopher) Diehl, Paul (Shelly) Siemen; one daughter-in-law, Vikki Siemen; her step children, Patricia (John) Martin, Michael Kriete, Margaret Kriete, Brian (Liz Weening) Kriete and Suzanne Doyle.
She was preceded in death by son, Gary Siemen, sisters, Margaret (Elmer) Karges, Jane (Norbert) Rychlik, brothers, Leo (Elenore) Pyrek, Eugene Pyrek, Richard (Joanna) Pyrek and Aloise Pyrek; step children, Mary (Edgar) Gonzalez, Kevin (Eileen) Kriete.
Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, August 18 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach. Rev. Kevin Wojciechowski, pastor, will officiate. Per Virginia’s wishes, cremation will follow.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 17 at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home, Ubly MI.
from 2:00-8:00 pm and Thursday at Our Lady of Lake Huron Church from 10:00-10:45 a.m.