Virginia Edla Dahlquist Hoekwater Ralston, of Marion, died peacefully in the arms of her Lord surrounded by members of her family on March 3, 2012, at Autumnwood of McBain. She was 94 years old.
Born on Feb. 28, 1918, in Cadillac to Robert and Wava (Hood) Dahlquist, Virginia married Harold Hoekwater on Dec. 30, 1941, in Reed City and he preceded her in death on March 4, 1970. On Jan. 3, 1977, she married James Ralston in Marion and he preceded her in death on April 19, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her step-daughter, Joan (Tony) Monte.