Obit: Tiry, Virginia Margaret (1929 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Tiry, Ryan, Grybczynski, Young, Stark, Pique, Schulta

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 5/07/2014

Tiry, Virginia Margaret (18 May 1929 - 1 May 2014)

Virginia M. Tiry, 84, formerly of Eau Claire, passed away May 1, 2014, at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta. Virginia Margaret Grybczynski was born May 18, 1929, in Cudahy to Leon and Marie (Ryan) Grybczynski. She attended St. Frederick’s Grade School in Cudahy and spent her high school years at St. Mary’s Academy in Milwaukee. Virginia earned her nursing degree at Mt. Sinai Hospital in 1950. She was united in marriage to James J. Tiry Sept. 1, 1951, at St. Frederick’s Catholic Church in Cudahy.

Virginia started her nursing career working for the City of Cudahy Health Department. After moving to Eau Claire, Virginia worked at the Syverson home and later moved on to work in home healthcare for the Visiting Nurses Association, which later combined with the city/county health department. After retiring, Virginia volunteered with the hospice program offered at Luther Hospital. She also volunteered at the Schlegelmilch House historic site and at the Chippewa Valley Museum, both in Eau Claire. After moving to Rock Dam, Virginia volunteered at The Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville.

Virginia enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, David (Sue) of Rockland, Michael (Luz) of Bettendorf, IA, Ruth of West Salem, and {Patrick (Mariluisa) of San Diego, CA; seven grandchildren: Nathan (Kayla), Mateo, Anna, Angel, Ariana, Luisa and James; three great-grandchildren, Isabella, Gabriella and Beckham; two nieces, Anne Tiry (Robert Young) of San Jose, CA, and Nancy Stark, of Indianapolis, IN; one nephew, John Stark of Bellingham, WA; and by a special family friend, Gustavo Pique and his children.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James, and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Eau Claire. Rev. John Schulta will officiate and entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Eau Claire. Visitation will be held at the church, Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

The family would like to thank the staff at Milestone Assisted Living in Eau Claire and the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta. Your attentive care over the time our mother was in your facilities relieved much of the stress of worrying whether her needs were being met. We also would like to thank the staff of Aurora Home Care and St. Joseph Hospice for your care of Mom while she was in Eau Claire and Mayo System Health Care Hospice in Sparta.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Virginia’s name to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at  Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood is assisting the family with arrangements.



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