Vivian Gore of Waupaca passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 25, 2012 at Riverside Medical Center at the age of 93. Vivian’s love of God, family, and friends guided her throughout life and strengthened her family during her final hours. She is survived by her daughters, Lee (Jerry) Jannusch, Debby Louison, and Julie (Dave) Behm as well as her son Chuck (Betty) Gore. She is preceded in death by her sons Larry and Gordy and by her husband Charles. She has 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Although Vivian held various employment positions, both in Wisconsin and Colorado, it was clear her primary positions were as child of God, Mom, Grandma, and friend. Vivian left love and admiration wherever she went. Whether it was family, friends, or the mayor of Waupaca himself, Vivian was always able to ignite conversation and a smile among her guests even until her last days. Children and grandchildren loved and cared for Vivian. Her caretakers at Bethany and Riverside remember her as a loving friend. Some of the things that pained Vivian most were not only the losses of her husband and two sons, but also the losses of friends. To Vivian, a good friend was a family member. She understood that because of the long life she lived, out-living her friends was inevitable, and her faith gave her comfort. In her heart, she knew the Lord would reunite her with all family and friends. Even through adversity and challenges with her health, Vivian always kept her faith. Vivian’s three favorite words were, “I love you.” Vivian enjoyed baking pumpkin pies for family, having coffee with friends, and good conversation. She loved calling friends, family, and even the occasional public authority on the telephone. It is also fortunate for Charter Cable they don’t have a corporate office in Waupaca because their phone lines would have been overrun with calls after their removal of Game Show Network from their standard package. A memorial service was held on Monday, October 1st at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Greetings will be exchanged starting at 10 AM. Pastor Chuck Tews conducted the proceedings. Lunch followed. Burial is at Little Wolf Cemetery in Manawa. All family, friends, and community members are welcome to celebrate and remember the life of Vivian Gore. The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements.