Obit: Vircks, Audrey M. (1924 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bedroske, Brecke, Goessl, Holme, Larson, Paur, Potter, Richwalski, Russow, Shereda, Vircks

----Source: The Hemer Funeral Home (Medford and Rib Lake, WI) 2/05/2017

Vircks, Audrey M. (Brecke) (10 DEC 1924 - 3 FEB 2017)

Audrey M. Vircks, 92, of Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford, a former Township of Little Black resident, passed away on Friday, February 3 at Aspirus Care & Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 9 years.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, February 10 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, with Rev. Richard Russow officiating. Interment will follow at Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Stetsonville.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Rory, Adam, Seth, Zackary & Joel Vircks, Jon Potter, Casey & Cody Goessl.

Visitation will be held at 4-7 PM on Thursday, February 9 and also at church from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM on Friday, February 10.

Audrey was born on December 10, 1924, at the Township of Deer Creek, to William and Bertha (Richwalski) Brecke. She attended Pleasant Valley Elementary school, Town of Deer Creek and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. She also attended business school in Wausau.

On May 5, 1945, at Stetsonville, Audrey was married to Willard A. Vircks. He preceded her in death December 16, 1980.

For most of her life she worked as a homemaker and housewife while farming in the Township of Little Black from 1945-1978. She also sold Fuller Brush products and worked in the deli at Copps IGA after farming. She enjoyed scrabble, baking, knitting, quilting, crossword puzzles and traveling. She was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville along with its Mission Circle and Church Choir; Stetsonville American Legion Auxiliary.

Audrey is survived by her children, Warren (Judy) Vircks of Cudahy, Gerry (Marlene) Vircks of Stevens Point, Steve (Nancy) Vircks of Elsworth, Richard (Debbie) Vircks of Stanley & Clayton (Cheryl) Vircks of Wausau; Jane Potter of Anderson, South Carolina, Suzanne (Glenn) Goessl of Medford, Phyllis Vircks of Grand Rapids, MN, & Marilyn (Dan) Shereda of Medford; 19 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 1 step great grandchild.

She is also survived by siblings, Gladys Paur of Medford, Annabelle Holme of New Berlin, Myrtle Bedroske of Colby & Elva (Norman) Larson of Waupaca.

Audrey is predeceased by her husband Willard A. Vircks; her parents, William and Bertha (Richwalski) Brecke; daughter-in-law Mary Vircks; son-in-law Robert Potter; and siblings Vernon Brecke, Myron Brecke, Stella Brecke & Mary Ann Brecke (in infancy).

The family requests memorial contributions be given to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville.

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