Audrey M. Vircks
Audrey M. Vircks, 92, a former resident of the town of
Little Black in Taylor County and the mother of a Stevens Point man, died
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford, where she had
resided for the past nine years.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Zion Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Stetsonville, with the Rev. Richard Russow officiating. Interment
will be at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Stetsonville.
Visitation will be at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford from 4
to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, and at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the
The family requests memorial contributions be given to Zion
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stetsonville.
Condolences may be offered online at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.
Mrs. Vircks was born Dec. 10, 1924, in the town of Deer
Creek in Taylor County, a daughter of the late Bertha (Richwalski) and William
Brecke. She attended Pleasant Valley Elementary school in the town of Deer
Creek and graduated from Dorchester High School. She also attended business
school in Wausau.
She was married to Willard A. Vircks May 5, 1945, in
Stetsonville. He died Dec. 16, 1980.
For most of her life she worked as a homemaker and housewife
while farming in the town of Little Black from 1945-1978. She also sold Fuller
Brush products and worked in the deli at Copps IGA.
She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Stetsonville, along with its Mission Circle and Church Choir and the Stetsonville
American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include five sons, Warren (Judy) Vircks, Cudahy,
Gerry (Marlene) Vircks, Stevens Point, Steve (Nancy) Vircks, Elisworth, Richard
(Debbie) Vircks, Stanley, and Clayton (Cheryl) Vircks, Wausau; four daughters,
Jane Potter, Anderson, S.C., Suzanne (Glenn) Goessl, Medford, Phyllis Vircks,
Grand Rapids, Minn., and Marilyn (Dan) Shereda, Medford; four sisters, Gladys
Paur, Medford, Annabelle Holme, New Berlin, Myrtle Bedroske, Colby, and Elva
(Norman) Larson, Waupaca; 19 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 28
great-grandchildren; and one great-stepgrandchild.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon and
Myron Brecke; and two sisters, Stella Brecke and Mary Ann Brecke in infancy.