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Virginia “Ginny” Pauline (Matevich) Camfield
August 15, 1930 ~ August 16, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Virginia “Ginny” Pauline Camfield, age 93 of Grand Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at Holland Hospital. She was born on August 15, 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York, to the late Wesley and Marie (Lippert) Matevich.
Virginia grew up in Scottville, Michigan, living on the Pere Marquette River. There, she developed her love of animals, flowers, fishing and horseback riding.
Virginia married Eugene Camfield on August 4, 1956, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ludington, MI. In 1962, Eugene opened Camfield Welding and Machine Service, and Virginia helped operate the family business until they retired. They also owned and operated Grand Haven Steel Erection from 1973 to 1983, and were very close with both their employees and many small business owners in town.
Virginia was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an avid reader who enjoyed baking, playing Euchre, and she always had a pot of coffee going and ice cream in the freezer to enjoy with her grandchildren.
Virginia especially loved camping with her family often in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Florida, and Wyoming. She had a huge heart, and loved her family. She rehabilitated wild animals/birds and enjoyed bird watching with her many feeders outside their family room window.
Virginia was a life-long dog lover and volunteered by caring for foster dogs in her home until her Lymphoma diagnosis in 2015. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was her husband’s caregiver for many years.
Virginia will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her husband of 67 years, Eugene; her daughter, Tammy (Michael) Stanton; grandchildren, Nathaniel and Madeline Stanton; step-son, Joseph (Joan) Camfield, and their children, Matthew (Julie) Camfield and Elizabeth Camfield; step-son, Dennis (Lucinda) Lyles, and their children, Kim (Gary) Mason and Michael (Sandra) Lyles; her brother-in-law, Calvin Camfield; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a long list of beloved friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cheryl Rose Stremski; and sisters-in-law, Paula (Camfield) Raschka and Kathryn Camfield.
A private Celebration of Life and a family Graveside Service for Virginia will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Custer, MI at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in Virginia’s honor may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Michigan online at https://www.lls.org/michigan, or by mail to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Michigan, 1471 E. Twelve Mile Rd., Madison Heights, MI, 48071, or by picking up a pre-addressed envelope from Klaassen Family Funeral Home (1500 Robbins Rd., Grand Haven).