Obit: Gehrt, Virginia Mae (1931 – 2020)
Contact: Betty Comstock
Surnames: Gehrt, Wehrman, Zell, Volk, Tatalovich, Koppert
Source: Hemer Funeral Service (Rib Lake, Taylor Co., WI) 12/08/2020
Gehrt, Virginia Mae (1931 -2020)
Virginia Gehrt, , 89, Rib Lake, died on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the Rib Lake Health Services where she had resided for the past 7 years. Private graveside services will be held at the Neillsville City Cemetery, WI, on Thursday, December 11th. Rev. Jacoba Koppert of the United Church of Christ, Neillsville, will officiate.
Virginia Mae Wehrman was born on Aug. 12, 1931, Warner Twp, Clark County, Wisconsin. to Otto and Elizabeth (Zell) Wehrmann. When Virginia was 3 years of age her mother died, and along with her sister Gladys, were raised by aunts, Caroline and Bertha Volk. She graduated from Greenwood High School in May 1949. After graduation she worked as customer accounts clerk at the Farmer’s Store in Greenwood.
On May 15, 1954 she was united in marriage to Gordon Louis Gehrt at Zion UCC, Greenwood, Wisconsin. After marriage they lived in Milwaukee for a brief time. In November 1958 they moved to Rib Lake where they owned and operated Gehrt’s Tavern. Gordon preceded her in death on September 26, 1988.
Known as “Virgie” to family and friends, she loved to play cards. There were weekly games played with friends, Mary, Betty, Donna, Darlene, Dorothy and Ben, and Larry. She would not leave the game until her pile of quarters was the largest on the table. A sense of humor, looking at old family pictures, and writing letters to family and friends were constant’s in her life.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rib Lake, and past member of the Taylor County Tavern League.
Survivors include one sister, Gladys (Wehrman) Tatalovich, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Mary, Ida and Marian; brothers, Henry, Alvin, Albert, Leo and Arno.
Memorials may be sent to St. John Lutheran Church, 859 Fayette Ave, Rib Lake, WI 54470 or Rib Lake Lions Club, 806 Lake Shore Dr, Rib Lake, WI 54470.
Hemer Funeral Service of Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.
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