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H. Virginia Jablonsky

Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – H. Virginia Jablonsky, 88, of Dixon, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Heritage Square in Dixon. She was a registered nurse at the Dixon State School, the Dixon Correctional Center, and the KSB Volunteer Care Center, prior to her retirement.

Virginia was born April 25, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter of William J. and Helen P. (Nowick) Schmidt. She married Steve Jablonsky on June 8, 1946, in Chicago. Virginia was a co-founder and nurse at the Volunteer Care Center in Dixon, was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Dixon, she was a Lady Elk of Lodge B.P.O.E. 779, and member of The Young Mother’s Club. She was a very accomplished seamstress and quilter, and loved to swim.

Survivors include her husband, Steve Jablonsky; one son, Tim (Becky) Jablonsky, all of Dixon; two daughters, Penney (John) Burke of Harvard, Jill (Tom) Grindle of Belvidere; seven grandchildren, Nicky Dilger of Dixon, Carrie (Shawn) Bibby of Loves Park, Todd (Amber) Wells of Loves Park, Ami (David) Vautsmeier of Freeport, Chad (Hanna) Rakowski of Rockford, David (Jadine) Rakowski of Florida, Shawn (Jennifer) Longanecker of Bettendorf, Iowa; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-mom, Alma Schmidt; and one brother, William Schmidt Jr.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Private burial of cremains will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, with the Rev. David Spaulding, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Dixon, officiating.

A memorial has been established to the Volunteer Care Center in Dixon.

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