Virginia M. "Ginny" Palmer-Terfehn

Apr 22, 2021
Palmer-Terfehn, Virginia


1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Ascension Lutheran Church

Topic: Funeral Service for Ginny Terfehn

Time: May 1, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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4-6 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel with a family sharing time at 4 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour before the service at the church.



Memorial Park Cemetery


may be directed to Ascension Lutheran Church, 2211 Maynard Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701.


Virginia “Ginny” Palmer-Terfehn, 84, of Spring Hill, TN, died on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN.  She was born August 21, 1936 in Sumner, IA, the daughter of Orville Frederick Volker and Ruby Eileen Korman.

Ginny was a longtime resident of Waterloo, worked at and retired from Professional Office Services in 1999.  She moved from Western Homes Community in Cedar Falls in 2019 to Tennessee to be closer to her grandchildren.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and great-grandmother, as well as a homemaker, and devout Christian and parishioner at Ascension Lutheran Church in Waterloo.  She loved bluegrass music, family reunions, playing card and board games, watching her family grow, and traveling.  She loved to organize family vacations and campouts.  Later, she became an annual snowbird, first to Texas, then in Arizona, driving a travel trailer the 1700 miles each way for several years.  

Ginny is survived by: sister, Nancy Naughton of Marion; son, Gene (Jennifer Brogdon) Palmer of Boston‚ MA and daughter, Sheila (Michael) Troudt of Shelbyville, TN; grandchildren, Jeremy Palmer, Lisa Sullivan, Crystal Russ, Heather Baty, and Joseph Troudt; and great-grandchildren, Damien, ShyAnn, Ava, Brayden and Jackson.
Preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Dale Palmer and second husband, Frederick Terfehn, and by her sister Phylis Grimstad and her brother Burnett Volker.


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