Obit: Volovsek, Virginia A. (1930 – 2015)


Surnames: Volovsek, Secraw, Anderson, Glasoe, Holmes, Hughes, Stieglitz, Darling, Lissner, Sadelier, Freisinger, Farley, Herkert, Schnitzler, Bushar, Lindner, Ortner, Susa, Smrecek, Bucheger

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 01 Jun 2015

Volovsek, Virginia A. (30 NOV 1930 – 28 MAY 2015)

Virginia A. Volovsek, age 84, of Greenwood, died at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Willard. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her granddaughters: Kyra Secraw, Heather Anderson, Kimberly Glasoe, Kris Holmes, Stephanie Hughes, Danae Stieglitz, Kayla Darling, Lynsey Lissner, Stacy Sandelier, Marie Freisinger and Erin Farley. Visitation will be held from 4pm to 8pm at Holy Family Catholic Church on Sunday, May 31, 2015, and again at the church, on Monday, from 10am until time of service.

Virginia Ann Herkert was born on November 30, 1930 in Marshfield, WI, the daughter of Edward and Adela (Schnitzler) Herkert. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in Marshfield, graduating from Marshfield High School in 1948. Virginia was united in marriage to Alphonse John Volovsek on June 1, 1949 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Marshfield. They moved to Willard, where they farmed and raised their five children. Besides being a homemaker and farmwife, Virginia also babysat for many years for family's in the Willard and Greenwood area. In 1984, they moved into Greenwood and sold the farm in 1988 to their son, Roger. She resided in Greenwood until the time of her death.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and its C.C.W., the K.S.K.J. Lodge, and the Merry Homemakers Club.

Virginia had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family; crocheting blankets for the new babies and table cloths for the newlyweds in the family; knitting; crossword puzzles; was an avid sports fan and attended all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren's events; and loved to follow the Packers and Brewers.

She will be dearly missed by her 5 children: Rich (Barb) of Eagan, MN, Ron of Willard, Roger (Lori Bushar) of Willard, Donna (Greg) Lindner of Greenwood, Deb (Joe) Ortner of Greenwood; 20 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Irene Susa of Greenwood, Florence Smrecek of Marshfield; 4 brothers: James Herkert, Lawrence "Bud" (Dora) Herkert, Robert (Ruth) Herkert and Ruben (Jo) Herkert, all of Marshfield; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Al, on March 6, 2005; one daughter-in-law: Judy Bucheger on July 17, 2014; one sister: Lorraine Rakovec; and one brother: William Herkert.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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