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Virginia "Ginny" Lee Marie Claveau

June 7, 1935 — December 8, 2022



Virginia Lee Marie (Ginny) Claveau, 87, of Duluth passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Franciscan Park Point Health Center. Ginny was born on June 7, 1935 to Beth Alpert in Lanesboro, Minnesota.

     Ginny married her junior high school sweetheart, Jack Claveau on August 6, 1955 at Saint Jeans Baptist Catholic church. Ginny was a volunteer and Girl Scout leader at the church. Ginny and Jack were marriage encounter leaders for many years helping couples strengthen their marriages. 

     Ginny earned her LPN degree in 1974. She worked as a nurse at Saint Mary’s and then at Miller Dwan hospital on the addiction unit. Ginny became the nurse for Northwoods Children’s Home until she retired at age 65. She loved reading, knitting, sewing, traveling, wilderness camping, playing volleyball and spending time with her family.  Ginny moved to Saint Ann’s Residence in 2012 after a major car accident. She loved all the activities and people at Saint Anne’s where she lived for five years before moving to Franciscan on Park Point for her last five years surrounded by wonderful caregivers who all loved her.

     Ginny was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Claveau, who was taken too soon after 33 years of marriage; her parents, Joseph and Beth Alpert.

     Ginny is survived by her four children, Ramona (Charlie) Leopold of Mission Viejo, California, Steven (Kim) Claveau of Duluth, Minnesota, Julie (Tim) Telega of Duluth, Minnesota, and Michael Claveau of Minneapolis, Minnesota; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Sandy, (Dave) Gravelle, Michelle Floyd and Nancy (John) Yarish; brother, Larry (Ida) Alpert.

Ginny was the sweetest, most empathetic, kind and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.  The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Saint Ann’s and  Franciscan on Park Point for their friendship, love and care of Ginny for so many years.

     Visitation 5 to 7 PM Thursday, December 15 with wake prayers at 6:30 PM at Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home 3208 West 3rd St. The funeral is planned for the spring of 2023. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to To sign the guest book online visit  Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.


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