Obituary for Virginia Ellen "Ginger" Custer-Comrie


Virginia Ellen Custer-Comrie

September 5, 1947 - May 13, 2020

Ginger passed away May 13, 2020 from Covid-19. She graduated from Cambridge High School in Cambridge, Ohio in 1965, where she was a cheerleader and Homecoming Queen.

She moved to Indianapolis with a girlfriend and worked at RCA.  The day before her 18th birthday, she met her future husband, David.  It was a short romance and in 1975, she moved to Chicago.

Ginger landed a position as Executive Secretary at the Chicago Board of Trade.  After a few years, she moved to Print and Promotional Modeling. This included modeling at the Merchandise Mart and other promotional venues.  Ginger eventually started her own Modeling Agency, “Ginger of Chicago”, so she could control all aspects of each show.

In 1985, she reconnected with her future husband, David, and they’ve been together in love and marriage ever since.

Ginger’s last “fashion show” was the Premier International Fashion Show at the fairgrounds in Indianapolis. She served on Mayor Steven Goldsmith’s task force for Neighborhood Development. Ginger finished her college education with a Bachelors Degree with honors in Sociology at the age of 49 and her career as a contractor for Indiana Bell/Ameritech, as a Wellness Director.

She will be remembered for a smile that would light up a room, her infectious laughter, soft voice, and a great love and loyalty for friends and family.

Ginger is survived by her mother, Patricia Custer (93); husband, David Comrie; siblings, Robert, Kelly, Casey, Susie, Beverly, Julie, Sonya and Melissa; and many nephews and nieces, as well as, Gracie her 16yr old Bichon Frise.

 Ginger was preceded in death by her father, Robert Custer, Sr.; and her and David’s son, Jeff Combs 1966-1991.


                                                          SEE YOU  IN HEAVEN

Beverly Reichbaum posted on May 23, 2020

Dear Ginger, I will always treasure our memories. I love you and I will miss you my dear sister. My condolences to David.

David Jenkins posted on May 21, 2020

So sorry Dave!! She was a grand lady and, as the obituary stated, she was a beautiful person with a great smile!! Fortunately for her, you were a great and loving husband, all the way to the end!! So sorry for your, and the world’s loss !! Sincerely, your friend , David Jenkins .

Helen Laughman posted on May 21, 2020

Love and prayers for the family. Ginger was a gem and she will be missed.

SHARON THOMPSON (KNOTT) posted on May 21, 2020


Joyce Rosario posted on May 20, 2020

My deepest condolences to the entire Custer family. Rest In Peace Dear Ginger ❤️

Martin Reichbaum posted on May 20, 2020

Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus holy Mary Mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death amen. consider this prayer to be prayed 50 times. My condolences go out to family and friends of Ginger who will truly be missed who was my sister-in-law


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