VIRGINIA A. (GINNY) MELVIN-WAGNER May 7, 1958–May 3, 2014

Virginia A. (Ginny) Melvin-Wagner, 55 of Evansville, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014. She was born May 7, 1958 in Cortez, Colo., to William and Nancy (Sugg) Melvin.

Ginny was a retired Lt. Col. from the United States Air Force and Los Alamos National Laboratory. She served in Egypt, Korea, Iceland and Turkey. She was a 1976 graduate of Princeton High School and later graduated from IU. She was passionate about singing and playing piano and loved the opera. Virginia loved reading for the WNIN Regular Reading Club. She enjoyed camping and travel. She was a member of the Evansville FOP, Disabled American Veterans and VFW Post 1114. She was an active member of Temple Adath B’nai Israel.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel Wagner of Evansville; daughters, Angel Melvin and Denae Melvin-Wagner of Evansville; step-son, Ken Wagner of Evansville; step-daughter, Shannon Wagner of Evansville; mother, Nancy McCormick of Evansville; brother, Mike Melvin (Zane) of Evansville; and special friend Django.

She is preceded by her father, William Melvin.

Visitation will be 2:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Ziemer Funeral Home, North Chapel, 6300 First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710 where a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Rabbi Gary Mazo officiating.

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