In Memory of Virginia Chute
Virginia “Jimmi” Chute, age 76, of Grantsburg passed away peacefully in her home March 6th, 2019. Jimmi was born November 29, 1942 to parents Leo James and Virginia DeMarre at Fort Snelling in St. Paul, MN.
Jimmi lived with her Grandmother, Alice Dyer for much of her childhood in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by three brothers; Ed, Mike, and Jack, and is survived by sister Bev who she held very dear to her heart. Both her and her cousin Bertie also considered themselves sisters.
Jimmi married her soulmate Stanley “Stan” Chute Sr. and the two had three children, Stan Jr, Kathy, and Jim. They enjoyed many adventures together including their annual canoe trip, camping, family pig roasts with jam sessions. They built their home in Grantsburg together and lived there until Stan’s death in 2004.
Jimmi worked and retired as a machinist at Parker Hannifin, the work was tough, but she enjoyed it as well as the company of her co-workers.
Jimmi was a spirited lady who would often speak before she thought, but fiercely loved those she cared for in a way that cannot be matched. She had a special relationship with not only her children but her grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and honorary family members. She was rarely called by her name but rather, Mom, Ma, Grandma or Granny by all who knew her. She was the person you could always count on being there to listen without judgement and would sacrifice for the ones she loved, making sure they had what they needed. She always made the most of what she had.
Jimmi was an avid reader and enjoyed many hobbies. She was talented at whatever she set her mind to whether it was crafts, glass etching, sewing, refinishing furniture and many other endeavors. She loved playing board games and poker. She also enjoyed gardening and took great pride in planting bushes and trees to watch grow.
Jimmi is survived by children, Stan Jr, Kathy, and Jim (Karly); grandchildren, Amanda (Dave), Angela, Heather (Brian), Nicole (Johnny), and Amber (Kevin); great grandchildren, Jacob, Cody, Ashely, Kyle, Isaiah, Lakira, Carter, Xavier, Darren (who was like a son to her), Amari, Ryland, and Brianna; sister Bev and countless other family, honorary family members, and friends.
Jimmi was preceded in death by her husband Stan Sr; parents, Leo James and Virginia; Grandmother, Alice; brothers, Mike, Ed, Jack; and honorary sister Bertie.
A Celebration of Jimmi’s life will be held Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 1:00 PM (visitation from 12:00-1:00 pm) at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Grantsburg with Pastor Jay Ticknor officiating. A reception at the Legion in Grantsburg to follow.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Grantsburg. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor.com