Sarah Virginia Sundleaf, 88, of Elk Point, SD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at her home with her loving family by her side.
Celebration of Virginia’s Life, for family only, will be on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elk Point with Pastor Erik Olson officiating. A memorial and burial of ashes for Virginia and her husband, Leroy will be at Elk Point Cemetery later in the spring.
Virginia was born on November 26, 1932, the daughter of Howard and Ida (Strand) Rosenbaum in Union County, SD.
She grew up in Civil Bend township and attended Allard country school until 8th grade.
She was united in marriage to LeRoy Sundleaf on September 23rd, 1951. To this union, three children were born, Vicki, Rodney, and Tim.
Virginia was a homemaker, home health aid to close friends, Bailiff at the Union County courthouse.
As Leroy followed construction work of dams and seaways, Virginia made their home in many communities consisting of Vermillion, New York State, Chamberlain, SD and finally Elk Point.
Virginia loved to travel, host card parties, dancing to Big band era music, family and friend gatherings, bowling, bingo, and scouting out bargains at rummage sales. She always supported her children and grandchildren by going to their events. Virginia had a miracle working green thumb. She would miraculously revive any plant we forgot to tend to. Virginia loved all living things. She would catch an insect in the house and release it back outside. It’s safe to say she wouldn't even hurt a fly.
Survivors are her children, Vicki Minor of Elk Point, Rodney (Vicky) Sundleaf of Tacoma, WA, and Tim (Angie) Sundleaf of Elk Point; six grandchildren, Crista (Brian) Johnson of Jefferson, Sara Jensen of Yankton, Courtney Murphy (special friend, Davis) of San Diego, CA, Viktor Sundleaf of North Sioux City, Ethan (Heather) Sundleaf, of Elk Point, and Adam Sundleaf (special friend, Anna Girard) of Elk Point, nine great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Breann, Elijah, Brittney, Ashlee, Jessica, Kennedy, Amelia, and Hudson; one great-great-granddaughter, Natalee, and one great-great grandson Alexander, her brother, Randy (Norma) Rosenbaum of_Elk Point.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Leroy, and many siblings.
Kober Funeral Home of Elk Point has been entrusted with the services. Condolences may be posted online to www.koberfuneralhome.com.