Virginia Mae Gorges, age 84, New London passed into the Lord’s loving care on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Virginia was born September 10, 1929, to Clarence and Irene Casey in Stephensville. She was raised on the family farm, attended school at a very young age, and worked alongside her father in his local garage business there. She graduated from Shiocton High School and went to work in Appleton, where she met the love of her life. On August 12, 1950, she married Marlin Gorges at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Parish in Hortonville. After living in a very small apartment in Stevensville and home in Appleton they moved to the Town of Caledonia to raise their family.
Ginny is survived by two daughters, Chris (Kevin) Jones, Sherry (Tim) Yandre; four sons, Chuck (Jane) Gorges, Jeff (Sue McBurney) Gorges, Greg (Julie) Gorges and John Gorges, all of New London; a son-in-law Dennis Koeppl, Hortonville; a sister Mary (Wayne) Kaim, Lodi; a brother, Lee (Georgie) Casey, Appleton; her beloved 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and near future additions. She is further survived by in-laws, Marcia (Rod) Seefeld, Delton (Judy) Gorges, Art (Noni) Gorges, Doug (Janice) Gorges, Phyllis, Pat, Bette Gorges and Joyce Woldt, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Marlin, daughter Debbie, stepmother Delores Casey; in-laws, Laurence, Victor, Roland, Vernon, Junior, Leland, and Lyle Gorges; Edith and Harold Johnson, Norma Jean and Gene Grunwald. She will be sadly missed by her caregiver RaeAnn (Jeff) Kalbus, best friend Lil Ruckdashel, her very special Arizona and New London friends and her Rainbow family.
Funeral Mass for Ginny will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Church, New London with Fr. Joseph Irudamoney officiating. Burial will be in the St. John’s cemetery, Town of Caledonia. Visitation will be held at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home on Monday, June 30, 2014, from 4-7 p.m. and also at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation will be made to the Relay for Life (New London) in memory of Ginny and Marly Gorges and Debbie Koeppl. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff of ThedaCare Hospice and Father Joseph of Most Precious Blood Church.
No Worries Mom, The lawn has been mowed, the weeds have been pulled. The house has been cleaned; the wash is done and put away. Babies are fed, changed and resting, as well as the dogs. The food is ready so everyone can eat. Your job is done. It is now your turn to rest, we will take over from here. You have taught us well. You’ve lead by example and God has blessed us with the opportunity to follow. Your legacy can be seen in all of us when we are strong but kind, when we face challenges with quiet grace and when we love unconditionally with our whole heart. You will be forever in all of ours.