Virgil A. "Vir" Uphoff, 85
Dec. 23, 1927 - Dec. 29, 2012
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Greenwald for Virgil Uphoff who died Saturday, December 29 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Lake Henry Legion.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church in Greenwald. Parish prayers will be at 5 p.m. followed by the Lake Henry Legion at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Virgil Alois Uphoff was born December 23, 1927 in New Munich, Minnesota to Bernard and Frieda (Klaphake) Uphoff. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. After the service, he began working for his brother at the Greenwald Locker and continued working there for many years. On June 23, 1956 he married Shirley Hoeschen at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Vir also worked at Jennie-O Foods in Melrose until his retirement. He enjoyed ice fishing with the guys, bowling, playing, coaching and watching baseball.
Vir was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Greenwald, Lake Henry Legion and the Greenwald Lions.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Uphoff of Greenwald; children, Paula (Wendell) Daluge of St. Cloud, Greg (Tina) Uphoff of Plymouth, Sam (Sara) Uphoff of Elk River and Gina (Tim) Och of Sartell; nine grandchildren; sister, Regina "Regie" Sunderman of Sauk Centre; sister-in-law, Sally Uphoff of Dassel; and brothers-in-law, Clarence Von Wahlde of New Munich and Jerome Lemm of New Munich.
Vir was preceded in death by his parents; infant grandson, Jake Uphoff; sisters and brothers, Celestine Uphoff, Sylvester Uphoff, Bernadette Lemm and Dorine Von Wahlde; and brother-in-law, Jack Sunderman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.