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Rupert-Durham Chapel
Thursday February 27th, 2020
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Thursday February 27th, 2020

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Virginia Schuring

With a strong will and a persevering spirit, Virginia Schuring lived a life centered in family. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Virginia cherished nothing more than her family. Virginia embraced each day as a gift and met each challenge with faith. She loved with all her heart and was unwavering in her support. Treasured by many, Virginia will be deeply missed by those who will proudly carry her legacy forward in their daily lives. The mobilization of war efforts in 1942 was quick and effective, with carmakers and other manufacturers changing to the production of weapons of war. Gas rationing, Scrap Days, and Victory Gardens became the norm. At the same time, The Declaration of the United Nations, the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, and The Voice of America assured that every citizen had their eyes focused on a better future. Nowhere was there more hope for the future than in Vicksburg, Michigan as Ernest and Marcella Erskine’s welcomed their daughter Virginia into their hearts and home on December 13. Virginia enjoyed the best of growing up in a small rural community. The oldest of the Erskine’s four children, she was a proud big sister to Jim, Judy, and John. After graduating from high school, Virginia married Ronald Minnis. In 1962, the couple delighted in welcoming their son Gregory into their family. In 1964, their delight grew upon welcoming their daughter Gila to the fold. Sadly, the joy of their growing family was soon overshadowed by Ronald's death and the challenges Virginia faced in raising their very young children alone. Fortunately, fate blessed Virginia with a second chance at love, when she was reintroduced to Bob Schuring. Though the pair had met in high school, and Bob had dated Virginia's best friend, they didn't particularly care for one another at the time. Fortunately, their mutual indifference was no longer an issue when their mutual friends introduced them to one another again. Mutually smitten, the pair began dating and were soon setting their eyes on a future spent in one another's good company. On September 10, 1965, Virginia and Bob exchanged their marriage vows in a wedding held at Lake Center Bible Church. Not only did Bob become a husband to Virginia, but he also became a father to her children. Fully welcoming Greg and Gila into his heart, he adopted them both and raised them as his own. In time, Virginia and Bob were blessed to grow their family with three more children: Charlie, Kim, and Christine. Having grown up on a dairy farm, Bob possessed a deep love for the agricultural business, a passion Virginia fully supported. Together, they decided to purchase Bob's parents' farm, which they then expanded to a thousand acres. It was here that they raised their family while also raising feeder cattle and pigs, and dairy cows. Their days centered around the many chores and responsibilities that farm life required, including assigning each of the children various tasks. Virginia and Bob instilled a strong work ethic in their children, as well as a deep appreciation for farm life. In 1995, Virginia and Bob moved to Muir, Michigan, where they continued the family tradition of farming. Not long after moving, Bob began his long health battle. Despite the challenges that came with his declining health, Virginia continued to encourage her husband's passion for the land, while doing her best to support his well-being. She welcomed son Charlie's return to the farm and his support in helping his father meet the demands of his work. With Virginia's unwavering support, Bob was able to continue to work the farm well into his final year. After Bob died in 2004, Virginia found much comfort in spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her canine companions, Bubba and Zoey. Her Pugs became her life in these years, and she provided them with the best of homes. Virginia also continued to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like listening to the tunes of her favorite country-western singers including, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks, and Aaron Tippin. She loved going to casinos and finding treasures at Goodwill and garage sales. She found mowing grass a pleasure, as well as a nice cold Pepsi. After years of cooking for a large family, she continued to cook for a small army despite living alone, and she also enjoyed watching cooking shows. Ask anyone who knew her, and they will be quick to share that there was no bigger Detroit Lions fan than Virginia! Always willing to learn new things, in little time, Virginia was successfully navigating her tablet. Without a doubt, it is difficult to imagine life in the absence of Virginia's steadfast presence, for her enduring spirit and warm smile proved a powerful inspiration for those who knew her best. May we find comfort in knowing that the best of her legacy lives on in each of our hearts. Whenever we find joy in gathering around a table laden with meat and potatoes, the good company of our four-legged friends, the thrill of learning something new, and the stamina to thrive in the face of hardship, we keep the gifts of Virginia's love alive. In this way, she will continue to inspire others as she so inspired us. Virginia Schuring, of Muir, formerly of Vicksburg, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the age of 77. Virginia is survived by her four children: Gila (Bob) D'Agostino, of Vicksburg; Charlie (Jodi) Schuring, of Muir; Kimberly Schuring, of Vicksburg; Christine (Joe Fouth) Mottor, of FL; five grandchildren: Nick Schuring, of Muir; Lindsey Schuring, of Muir; Justin (Vanessa) Tillison, of Gobles; Mitchell (fiancée: Lindsey) Mottor, of Stanton; and Tyler (Bella) Mottor, of Muir; four great-grandchildren: Allison Mottor, Dean Mottor, Mason Tillison, and Eleanor Mottor. Also survived by two siblings: Judy (Don) Hatfield, of OH; John Erskine, of KY; special aunt: Midge (Skip) Engelman, of Portage; sister-in-law: Bonnie Erskine, of Scotts; best friend Mike and Lana Seiler, of Muir; and two nieces: Stacy Erskine, and Shelly Hirdning. She is preceded in death by her husband's Robert Schuring and Ronald Minnis, son Greg Schuring, brother, Jim Erskine, and parents, Ernest and Marcella "Bid" Erskine. The family will have a visitation on Thursday from 11am until 1pm at McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Rupert-Durham Chapel, 409 South Main, Vicksburg. The family will have a funeral service on Thursday at 1pm at the funeral home. Virginia will be buried at North Plains Cemetery in Muir, MI. The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Rupert-Durham Chapel, 409 S. Main, Vicksburg, MI 49087 269-649-1697.

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What a lovely lady! Im so sorry for your loss! Sending you hugs and prayers! May God give you the strength and comfort that only he can provide! Teri Salisbury-Pack

teri Mar 6 2020 3:47 PM

Will always have many fond memories of my time spent with Virginia in school and out.

Judy (Brockway) Foote Mar 1 2020 6:05 PM

Virginia always was welcoming when I would come over when I stopped over when they lived in Vicksburg. I can still her laughter.

Carol Dent Feb 28 2020 6:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Virginia Schuring

Karen (Minnis) Austin Feb 26 2020 9:20 PM

Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Virginia Schuring.

Feb 26 2020 11:58 AM

Gergely Law Offices, P.C. purchased the Country Basket Blooms for the family of Virginia Schuring.

Gergely Law Offices, P.C. Feb 26 2020 11:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Virginia Schuring

Steve McCowen Feb 26 2020 7:13 AM

Guila, Charlie, Kim and Chris, I send you my most sincere sympathy at the passing of your mother. She was a lovely lady that I admired. We are in Florida so I will not be able to attend any of the services. Please know I hold your family close and have fond memories of all of you. Jackie Chapin

Jackie Chapin Feb 26 2020 5:37 AM

Arrive in Style was purchased for the family of Virginia Schuring.

Feb 25 2020 7:42 PM

Fairest of All was purchased for the family of Virginia Schuring.

Feb 25 2020 3:12 PM

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