Virginia Rollins

Virginia K. Rollins, 70, of Staples passed away February 5, 2024 at her home in Staples. 

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13, at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples. 

Virginia was born November 12, 1953, to Warren and Marie (Weinans) Rubel in Staples. She grew up and attended school in Staples  where she graduated from high school. At the age of 14 she began working at the Mary Rondorf Retirement Home in Staples until she moved to Brainerd in 1974. Virginia was united in marriage to James Rollins on July 21, 1973. The couple resided in Brainerd for a few years until returning to Staples in 1980 where she went back to work for the Mary Rondorf Home. She became the administrator for many years. Following the purchase of the Mary Rondorf Home by Lakewood Health System, Virginia retired and began working part-time at Ernie’s Grocery Store in Staples. She volunteered much of her time as an election judge and at the Staples Food Shelf. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling, playing Farkle and having frequent lunch dates with her many friends. Virginia enjoyed spending time with her family and playing a nightly game of Yahtzee with her husband. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Virginia is survived by her husband, James; one daughter, Melissa (Jeffrey) Winter; one son, Michael (Heather) Rollins; two brothers, David Rubel and Kenneth Rubel; one sister, Mary Jo Nelson; four grandchildren, Madison Winter, Ian Winter, Keith Rollins and Amy Rollins and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Thomas Rubel and John Rubel.

Arrangements are by  the Taylor Funeral Home, Staples, www.taylorfunerals.com. 

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