Virginia Violet Michael
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Virginia Violet Michael
  • April 13, 1936 - October 6, 2017
  • Springfield, Illinois

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Virginia Violet Michael, 81, of Springfield, formerly of Florida, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at St. John's Hospital.

She was born on April 13, 1936, the daughter of the late Christian and Elizabeth Marie (Blankenberg) Friedli. She married James Joseph Michael on March 5, 1971 and he preceded her in death on Feb 8, 2011.

Virginia worked as an RN in Jacksonville FL in a burn unit and also as an RN at a nursing home in Longwood, FL, besides being a homemaker.

She is survived by her 3 children, Victor Ray Hecht of Sanford, FL, Kim Baker of Sanford, FL, and Tammi Huff of Springfield and son in law Charles Poffenberger ; 2 step-children, Kenneth Michael of Interlacken, FL and Charlene Michael of Interlacken, FL; 11 grandchildren, Travis Ray Williams, Adrienne Blum, Jessie Ray Hecht, Dawana Michael, Amanda Michael, Kenneth Michael, Jr., Adam Michael, Erica Young, Benjamin Young, Casey Young, and Damon Young; 2 brothers, Bill Friedli of Michigan and George Friedli of Michigan; and a sister Marie Doty of Minnesota.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield. No services are scheduled at this time. Per her wishes, cremation rites were accorded.

Please visit the online obituary at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.