Victoria Lynn McNally (Van Kempen), age 68 of North Branch, Minnesota, daughter of Blanche Van Kempen passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Visitation for Vicki (Van Kempen) McNally will be held 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Lindstrom, MN.

Funeral service for Vicki (Van Kempen) McNally will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Lindstrom, MN, with a luncheon after the service.

Known simply as “Vicki”, she was kind, humble and selfless. Her infectious smile and sense of humor brightened the cloudiest of days. Vicki was an avid quilter, skilled seamstress and involved in local schools and churches. She could be seen around the community helping others, organizing events and selling her hand-made creations at craft fairs. She was incredibly creative and loved making quilts and crafts as well as designing and sewing clothing alongside her daughter. Outside of her sewing room, watching basketball, gardening and canning were hobbies she had a passion for – and if you’ve ever tasted her pickles, you’d know she was truly gifted. She loved spending time with her sisters and family, and looked forward to weekends spent with them. Later in life, she found great joy in her grandchildren; laughing with them, teaching them to bake, making costumes and finding odd treasures they would love.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years Dan; children: Erin (David) Duffey of Saint Paul, MN, Brendan (Crystal) McNally and their children, Braelyn, Calen and Nolan of Jordan, MN, Bridget McNally (Riley Lealos) and their son Emmitt of Kenai, AK; mother: Blanche Van Kempen of Morris, MN; brother: Steve (Jill) Van Kempen of Morris, MN; sisters: Judy (Steve) Soderholm of Alexandria, MN, Jane (Mark) Murphy of Glenwood, MN,, Louise “Lulu” (Dewey) Angrimson of Lindstrom, MN, Nancy (Jim) Weiler of Morris, MN, Mary (Per) Nilsen of Mendota Heights, MN; brother: John (Chris) Van Kempen of Elbow Lake, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Vicki was preceded in death by her father: James; and brother: Tom.

Memorial Funds in her name can be donated to the St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud, MN 56301 or the National Stroke Association. 

Funeral arrangements for Vicki (Van Kempen) McNally with Grandstrand Funeral Home.


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