Virginia L. Kummer, 82, formerly of Monroe, died Sunday, February 9, 2014. She was born August 19, 1931, to Emil and Bess (Jolin) Knaack above her father's cheese factory in Marion.
Virginia graduated from high school in Monroe. She married Charles F. Kummer on August 31, 1951, in Monroe. Charles preceded her in death in November 1994. Virginia enjoyed caring for her family, many friends and traveling. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Portage, and First United Church of Christ in Green Bay. Virginia served on and led the Pulpit Committee at each church. She was a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers and NASCAR.
Virginia is survived by her children and their spouses, Jeffrey and Marsha Kummer, Johnston, IA; Jill and Clarence King, Bakersfield, CA; Greg and Martha Kummer, Green Bay; grandchildren, Matthew (Nikki), Benjamin (Lisa), Andrew (Katie), Michael (Seneca), Amanda, Aimee, Gregory II "JR", Valerie, Carlos; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Bienema, Kristine (James) Ronspiez; sister-in-law, Helen Bratzke (Ray); sister-in-law, Mardell Crotty; many nieces and nephews, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Ronald Bartz; sister, Joan Doyle; brother-in-law, Jack Doyle; brother-in-law, Richard Bienema; father-in-law, Walter Kummer; mother-in-law, Lena (Stucki) Kummer; brother-in-law, Edward Kummer; sister-in-law, Helen Kummer; and brother-in-law, Morris Crotty.
Friends may call at Trinity United Church of Christ, 503 Prospect Ave., Portage, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. A celebration of her life will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Blaney Funeral Home of Green Bay is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
A memorial fund has been established in Virginia's name at the Alzheimer's Association, (http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_tributes.asp) to benefit Alzheimer's research.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staffs of Woodside Manor, Green Bay; Angel's Touch, De Pere; and Heartland Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Virginia.