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Virginia "Jinny" F. Halverson
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VIRGINIA (CASSIDY) HALVERSON

Jinny Halverson, 73, of Shakopee, passed away at her home on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Born Virginia Frances Cassidy in Rochester on August 12, 1944 to Rachael (McIntire) and William Cassidy, Jinny was always brainy, often mischievous, sometimes precocious, and occasionally just plain naughty. After graduating from Rochester John Marshall High School in 1962, Jinny went on to attend the Minnesota School of Business, often the lone female in her accounting-focused classes. She spent most of her career working in the flour milling industry for Peavey Company/Con-Agra. Ultimately, Jinny retired from the IRS, but she never quit working. Many in Shakopee are familiar with her smiling face, often seen under a green cap handing out samples at Sam’s Club where she has worked for several years.

Jinny’s kind heart was bigger than most, and she spent most of her time trying to make someone else smile and doing for others. Sharp as a tack, it was her intelligence and resourcefulness that she was known for as a career woman before there was such a term. Although she and her first husband, Steve Bolstad, weren’t meant to be, they raised their daughter with the same resourcefulness and tenacity. Later, Jinny married John Halverson who was truly the love of her lifetime. John’s untimely passing shortened their time together, but Jinny never let their love story perish. At long last, they are together again.

Jinny’s family meant everything to her. She is survived by her daughter, Kristine Anderson, of Shakopee; grandchildren Rachael Isle of New Orleans, LA; Taylor (Emily) Isle of Salt Lake City, UT; Cecily (Pat) Theis of San Diego, CA; and Brennan Isle of Brooklyn Park. She is also survived by three sisters, Maureen Robertson of Mesa, AZ; Marilyn Cassidy (Ed Crawford) of Phoenix, AZ; and, Colleen Valente (Steve Butenhoff) of Red Wing; and, one brother and a niece, Jerry (Rhea) Cassidy of the Philippines and their daughter, Clementine. Jinny was preceded in death by her mother and beloved step-father, Cecil Morris; her father; and Kristine’s father.


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Dec

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Service

Saturday

9

Dec

1:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Presiding is the Reverend Peter Hughes.

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Snelling National Cemetery

7601 34th Avenue
South Minneapolis, MN 55450

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