Virginia Betzer Bunting, 91, of Hopkinton and formerly of Anamosa, died Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Monticello, following a sudden illness.  Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello has taken Virginia and her family into their care.

Virginia was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Anamosa, the daughter of Willis and Lucea (McGovern) Betzer.  She graduated from Anamosa High School and worked at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids until her retirement.  She married Enno Bunting on May 6, 1947, at the Anamosa Lutheran Church.  Virginia lived many years between Anamosa and Hopkinton area, working at the Hopkinton Tiny House.  For her, dancing was always a must.  When not working, she spent a lot of time talking with her friends and family.

Surviving are her granddaughter, Nicole Bunting of Philadelphia, Pa.; Nicole’s mother, Elaine Bunting of Charlevoix, Mich.; siblings, Charles (Jackie) Betzer of Hazel Green, Wis., Eunice Marquis of Clinton, Russell Betzer of Anamosa and Gloria Pflughaupt of Central City.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Enno in 1991; a son, Gregg in 1990; a granddaughter, Lucea Sophia Bunting; a brother, Deane Betzer; two sisters, Doris Kula and Elizabeth Berggren; and a special friend, Merle Dettbarn.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Anamosa.

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