Virginia was born on November 28, 1929 the oldest of three girls to Clarence and Clara Hovey of rural Decorah. She went to country school about a mile from her house. She attended High School in Decorah and graduated in 1948. She started working for Northwestern Bell while she was still in High School. She worked there for 3 years. She met her husband Obert Sacquitne in High School. They were married August 24, 1949. They started farming in Madison Township by her parents. They were blessed with five children. In the early 1950’s they purchased a farm North of Decorah. Virginia and Obert farmed side by side their entire life. Virginia also had a large garden and did a lot of baking. She was active in her church. For over 40 years she helped make rommegrot at Decorah Lutheran church for Nordic Fest. She has traveled to Europe, Hawaii and Canada. She enjoys playing cards and being around people. Congratulations on being chosen as resident of the month for February. We are glad you are part of the Wellington family!