Virginia I. (Moody) Carlson-Kusch
Nov. 12, 1921 Nov. 10, 2016

Virginia I. (Moody) Carlson- Kusch 94, of Dunnellon, Fla., and Lake Geneva, died Thursday, November 10, 2016, at The Hospice of Marion-Legacy House in Ocala, Fla. She was born November 12, 1921, on a farm in Washington County near Keota, Iowa, the daughter of Dale A. and Marjorie Irene Derby Moody.

She was united in marriage to Jerome E. Carlson on May 11, 1941, in Los Angeles; he preceded her in death on July 23, 1989. She then united in marriage to Lloyd C. Kusch on December 31, 1992, in Macon, Ga.; he died September 28, 2009.

Virginia was a graduate of Keota High School and attended business school. She faithfully served the Lord as Sunday school teacher and volunteer. Virginia reflected the character of her Lord throughout her life, as a wife, mother and devoted grandmother. She was an Iowa girl at heart and her love for gardening and cooking reflected her passion for life. Her family finds comfort and joy knowing she is with Jesus and so many loved ones who have gone before. She is survived by her four children: eldest Ron Carlson and wife Betty of Muscatine, Iowa; eldest daughter Carol (Carlson) Lefler and husband Vern of Dunnellon; youngest son Frederick Carlson and wife Cherl of Oconomowoc; and youngest daughter Deborah (Carlson) Heitmann and husband Wayne of Dubuque, Iowa. She is also survived by stepchildren Judy and Buddy Kusch; 13 beloved grandchildren, 24 precious great-grandchildren, 13 adorable great-grandchildren; and a sister Sharon (Moody) Wellington.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a grandson James Buccieri; great-grandson Michael Buccieri; stepson Ronnie Kusch; and a brother Bob Moody.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 19, at Steinke Funeral Home, 515 Center Street, Lake Geneva, with Pastor Sal Massa officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Geneva. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, Virginia Kusch would prefer donations to the Wounded Warriors or Chuck Swindoll ministry, Insight for Living.

Steinke Funeral Home, 262248-2320, is serving the family. For the online obituary and guest registry, go to www.steinkefuneralhomeinc.com.