Virgil ‘Virg’ Emery

June 30, 1935 – Aug. 27, 2010

Virgil "Virg" Emery of Waukesha died peacefully with his family by his side Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 75. Virgil was born June 30, 1935, a son of John and Grace Emery.

Virgil married the love of his life, Donna (Fuchs), on Nov. 19, 1960. He was a member of the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ, Waukesha, where he served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the Waukesha Eagles Club. Virgil proudly served his country in the U.S. Naval Air Corps. He worked at International Harvester for 31 years and Biebels Hardware for more than six years. Virg enjoyed fishing, gardening and bowling, and he loved nature and spending time with his family on vacation.

Virgil will be dearly missed by his wife of 50 years, Donna; children, Diana (Dennis) Mader of Waukesha, Roger (Cindy) Emery of Muskego and Lisa (Jon Schupmann) Emery of New Berlin; grandchildren, Peter Mader, Ryan Mader, Andrea Mader and Austin Emery; step-grandchildren, Josh, Cody and Tyler; sisters, Georgina Mullikin of Prairie du Chein, Janice Losinski of Plover and Cora (Ken) Nelson of Waunakee; and brothers, Lavon C. Emery of Plover, the late John L. (Betty) Emery of Madison and Richard L. (Shirley) Emery of Wauzeka. Virgil is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeffrey A. Emery; and a granddaughter, Melissa Christine Mader.

Visitation will be held from from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., with an Eagles Club service at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ, 413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. James Gorman will be officiating. Burial with military honors will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 107, Milwaukee, WI 53222, or to the the church (see above address).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.