Virginia Irma Brasch

Nov. 13, 1937 July 20, 2015

Virginia Irma Brasch, 77, of Genesee Depot, died on Monday, July 20, 2015, at Aurora-Summit Hospital.

She was born Nov. 13, 1937, to Henry and Irma (Ryerson) Gettendorf at the farm in Iola. Virginia married Orville G. Brasch on July 12, 1958, at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Weyauwega.

Virginia was a German-Norwegian homemaker. She was a very inspirational lady who taught her children about the challenges and joys of life and loved her family very much. Family was the most important thing to Virginia. She was a wonderful cook, baker, loved to garden and enjoyed travelling with her daughter.

Virginia was best described by the family as a very independent, salt-of-the-earth farm girl who had a reverence for nature. Surviving are her four children: Jeffrey (Sherry) Brasch of Waupaca, Steve (Tracie) Brasch of Ottawa, Kevin (Lori) Brasch of Genesee and Brenda Brasch of Genesee Depot; her seven grandchildren: Jason, Ryan (Hannah), Haley, Alyssa, Nick, Jared and Brianna; her great-grandchild, Jaliyah; her brothers and sisters Judy (Chuck) Steinberg, Sandra (Bill) Vaughn, Sharon (Glenn) Christensen and Mary (John) Checki.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, Forrest.

Memorial services will be held at Thelen Funeral Services (W309-S4840 Commercial Drive, Genesee, northwest corner of highways 59 and 83) at 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 26, 2015, with the Rev. Roy Nelson of All Saints Lutheran Church officiating. Burial of cremated remains to follow at Salem Cemetery in Wales.

Thelen Funeral Services of Genesee is honored to be assisting the Brasch family. For online guest book or further details, please go to or call 262-392-4251.