Virginia M. Wiegers

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Wiegers, Virginia M.

Virginia M. Wiegers, age 91, of 9250 Quarry Road, Wisconsin Rapids, passed away Friday August 16, 2013 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday August 20, 2013 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. John Steiner will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00 AM on Tuesday at the church. Burial will take place at Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette, WI. Ritchay Funeral Home of Wisconsin Rapids is assisting the family.

Virginia was born on August 12, 1922 in Mackinac Island, MI. to Clarence and Helen (Holden) La Chance. She married William A. Wiegers on October 9, 1946 in Marinette, WI. He died in 1983.

She attended Marquette University in Michigan and later was employed at Ray's Shoe Store and Orpha's both of Mauston. She retired in 1983. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Virginia enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting and many other crafts. She also enjoyed spending time with her faithful companions Meka and Turbo.

Virginia is survived by two children Susan (Clarence) Droste of Wisconsin Rapids and Kenneth (Sheryl) Wiegers of Sarasota, FL; seven grandchildren Katie Wiegers, Erin Wiegers, Gregory Wiegers, Andrew Wiegers, Amanda Wiegers, Sonja (Todd) Christ and Scott Droste, great-grandchildren Scotty, Shane, Tyler, Hailey, Ethan, Dakota, Sidney and Jvon; and former daughter in law Julie Wiegers of Kaukauna.

She was preceded in death by her husband William, son Stephen Wiegers; parents; one sister and three brothers.

Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids is assisting the family.


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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Aug. 17, 2013
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