Virginia Combs

Virginia Combs Obituary


Age - 94


October 6, 2023


Dearborn, MI

Virginia Marie Witczak was born at home, July 3rd (4th?) 1929, in Wyandotte, Michigan. The oldest of 9 siblings, she attended O. L. Mt Carmel School in Wyandotte where she was on the girls intramural basketball team and also dabbled in tap dancing . As a teen she walked daily down the tracks from Wyandotte to Elizabeth Park where she worked in the ice cream shop. She met her future husband at a local fair where her bright red coat and strawberry blond hair enticed him to follow her home. Months later they joined in a marriage that would last over 70 years. During this time they raised 6 adorable (guess who's writing this obituary?) children, were avid square dancers, hosted numerous large parties and traveled the world. Mom went back to school completed her GED and a 2 year associates degree in business. She worked at Sears for over 40 years until she was 81 years old! They had hundreds of friends and were very active in senior circles, always organizing some type of activity. And on top of all that, she was Mrs. Christmas! Decorating every room in the house and baking dozens of cookies. She sent over 200 Christmas cards and bought & wrapped over 70 family Christmas presents every year. She was fun loving, outgoing, energetic, silly, persistent and always welcoming. Her smile lit up a room. Preceeded in death by her husband, Frank, May of 2019. In 2020 she endured Covid in lock-up at her assisted living residence for over a year and then enjoyed the remainder of her life with family and friends. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's she passed peacefully in her sleep on October 4th, 2023. Survived by 6 children and their partners, 29 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She will be greatly missed by many. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Virginia Combs, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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