Virginia M. Kirschenstein, 84

Virginia M. Kirschenstein (Krug), 84, of West Bend, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at the Kathy Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on March 24, 1924 in the town of Forest to the late Edward and Mathilda (Seibel) Krug. On April 18, 1956 she married William Kirschenstein at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in the town of Forest. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2002.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Virginia was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was the life of the party.

Survivors include her five children, Michael O'Loughlin, Joseph O'Loughlin, Kay Sutter, Dean (Cathy) Kirschenstein, and Sherry (Rodney) Gatzke; her daughter-in-law, MaryJane (George) Klein and her family; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Lucille Krug and Mildred Krug; one brother-in-law, Myron Pieper; many nieces and nephews; other relatives, and friends.

Preceding her in death were a son, Steven O'Loughlin; three brothers, Clayton, Ralph and Robert Krug; four sisters, Alice (Robert) Groeschel, Marlea (Howard) Miller, Corinne Pieper, and Ardys (Robert) Hunt; three brothers-in-law, Elmer (Lou) Kirschenstein, Paul Kirschenstein, and Robert Kirschenstein; and two sisters-in-law, Alma (George) Kollmann and Erna (Bill) Immel.

A Funeral Service in memory of Virginia will be held on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church on 777 S. Indiana Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095, with the Rev. Lauersdorf officiating. Visitation will also be held on Sunday at church from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m.

Interment will take place at Forest Cemetery in the town of Forest.

In lieu of flowers, the Kirschensteins would appreciate memorials directed to Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church and The Kathy Hospice, 3232 Pleasant Valley Rd., West Bend, WI 53095.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.