Virginia L. 'Ginie" Kurtz

Virginia L. "Ginie" Kurtz (nee Woodruff) died on October 7, 2014, at the age of 91, and is now absent from the body and home with the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman.

She is dearly loved and cherished by her daughters Barb (Jim) Villman and Dell (Perry) Jansen; proud grandma of Steven (Julie) Walker, Kimberly (Jason) Michaels, Brian (Becky) Jansen and Laura (Jerry) Langreder, and great-grandma of Zachary, Brittany, Aaron, Douglas, Nicholas, Nathanyel and Matthew. Dear to her heart was her nephew, Kerry (Mary) Woodruff, and other family and friends.

Ginie was an experienced quilter as well as a collector and accomplished reader of quilts. As a mother, she spent 25 years as a Girl Scout leader. For many years, RV camping with the "Roamers" and square dancing were two things Ginie enjoyed with her husband. Ginie was an active, longtime member of Gethsemane ELCA Church. Throughout her life, she exhibited great love and tenacity in all she did. Countless others were blessed by her teaching, encouragement and loving kindness.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Krause Funeral Home, 12401 W. National Ave., New Berlin, on Sunday, November 9, at 2PM until time of a memorial service at 3PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Krause Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-786-8009 or visit online at