Virginia Irene (Stefanick) Haren 95 passed away November 12, 2022. She was born November 23, 1926. God and family were most important in her life. She was generous, compassionate, selfless and very proud of raising her 14 children. Her words, actions and creations were an inspiration to all who knew her. She planted seeds of her Catholic faith into her family just like the flowers placed gracefully in her garden. She was a wonderful cook and baker. Known for her homemade noodles, bread, nut rolls, pies, cinnamon rolls and soups. Her grandchildren carry the lessons learned while baking with her, how to fold love into each recipe and make sure there is enough for seconds.
She was very creative, making curtains, dresses, and most of our Halloween costumes. She was a member of Sweet Adalines (singing group). She was happiest with family get togethers. The holidays were extra special, and each was an all-day event with a full house, playing cards, games and visiting. She was always ready for a card game! Mom and dad were snowbirds in Phoenix, Arizona during the winter months, enjoying family there, and yes…more card games. They would sometimes drive to Laughlin, Nevada for fun at the casinos with family.
She will be remembered in every game of cards and each time we gather as family for her spirit remains in our hearts forever.
In addition to her parents and siblings, Virginia is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Francis Joseph Haren (2018); sons, John Haren (2013) and Thomas Haren (2020).
Virginia is survived by children, Ronald Haren, Peggy Haren, Don (Debbie) Haren, Stanley Haren, Jean Montag, Gary Haren, Cathy (Don) Arnold, Christine (Bruce)Putney, Richard Haren, Randy (Mary) Haren, Jerome (Jana) Haren and Jeff Haren; and numerous grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 am Friday, November 18, 2022 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville.