Virginia (Ginny) Undem always said her husband, Obert, “is the social one and I’m just along for the ride,” but everyone knew ‘Miss Ginny’ made the ride memorable.
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The couple were inseparable and Ginny Undem followed her husband in death as in life, three months after her beloved Obert.
She will be buried with him now at the family plot in the cemetery in Glendive, Montana.
She was born June 4, 1927, to Fred and Louise Krohn in Marshfield, Wisconsin, attending schools there until she enrolled in the University of Wisconsin Nursing School where she graduated with honors.
She and Obert Undem married on her birthday in 1987. They did not have children of their own, but Miss Ginny always had cats who were treated like family. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
Friends knew Miss Ginny for her ready wit, contagious sense of humor and intelligence. In addition to Obert, she’d say she loved books, vodka and a good time. She and Obert filled their lives with travel, art, music and gourmet cooking.
When praise for her husband became voluminous at dinners honoring him, she would say, loud enough for most to hear, “Well, you guys have said how great he is, but I’m the only one who gets to sleep with him!” That was usually the signal to call it a night.
With respect to her wishes, there will be no service. Smith Chapel is in charge of arrangements.