Virginia T. Zeitlow

Virginia T. Zeitlow, nee Schwinn, formerly of the Newburg area, died on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Arborview Manor in Oskhosh at the age of 92. She was born on April 30, 1922, in Newburg to the late Joseph and Mary (nee Redlinger) Schwinn.

She spent much of her life as a homemaker. Later, she worked in the kitchen of Juliette Manor Nursing Home in Berlin, eventually becoming cook manager.

Foremost, she was truly the queen of comfort food, for she was an excellent cook. The atmosphere she would create in which to serve her guests provided relaxation, satisfaction and merriment.

She was a good mom, always caring for her children. She later excelled as a grandmother. The time she lovingly spent childsitting (even when they were sick), altering clothing, chauffeuring and cooking for them and their friends were cherished memories. As a diligent and heartfelt worker, she always found ways to prepare homemade food for the nursing home. She also baked and decorated birthday cakes for the residents, and prepared the food for many staff luncheons. Her skills as cook manager were acknowledged by the notes of commendation she received from her peers.

Virginia was also somewhat opinionated, to the degree of giving her spunk.

Survivors include four children, Judy (Don) Mulder, Diann Niemi, Mark (Laurie) Zeitlow and Kenneth R. Zeitlow; seven, grandchildren Michelle Trehey, Susan (Greg) Stauffer, Dan Niemi, Jamie (Jason) Harmsen, Mackenzie (Tom) Gabrielski, Aaron Zeitlow and Alex Zeitlow; nine great-grandchildren, (soon to be 10); a sister, Eleanor Marsolek; a sister-in-law, Maxine Schwinn; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend with the Rev. Kevin Kowalske officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Newburg. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation on Monday at the funeral home from 1-2:15 p.m.

Virginia’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Arboretum staff for their exceptional loving care and compassion.

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