Virginia (Powell – Torgerson) “Ginny” Clark, 93, of Pickerel, WI, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her husband and family on January 13, 2018.
She was born in Pearson, WI on Sep 7, 1924 to Elmer and Luella (Thorn) Powell. She married LeRoy Torgerson on Sep 12, 1944, who preceded her in death, as well as their twin sons, Lee and Roy. On Sep 3, 1960, she married Benjamin A. Clark. He survives.
Virginia is survived by 6 children: Sherry Danielson, Connie (Helmut) Kiesling, Mary (Tom) Moore, Benjamin S. (significant other Angie Renken) Clark, Peggy (Scott) Dantuma and Jenny (Dan) Bodart; 11 grandchildren: Eric (Linda) Danielson, Karena (Kurt) Seefeldt, Karl (Tricia) Danielson, Helmut (Jeny) Kiesling, Heather (Justin) Yunke, Rebecca Hrovat, Ryan (Kristin) Hrovat, Michael Hrovat, Ashley Clark (significant other Eric), Bailey and Trevor Bodart; and 11 great-grandchildren: Kassie and CJ Danielson, Tyler and Jacob Danielson, Hannelore and Giselle Kiesling, Matthew and Alyeska Seefeldt, Oliver and Max Hrovat, and soon-to-be Rou Hrovat.
She is also survived by in-laws Dona Powell, Mary Renpferd, Clara Haile, George Clark, John (Francine) Clark, Shirley Torgerson and Donna Torgerson and many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents and by 5 brothers and 5 sisters.
Virginia will be remembered for her kind spirit, quick wit and wonderful cooking! There was always room at the table for family, friends, and neighbors. Her fried chicken, biscuits, homemade bread, apple kuchen, and canned goods from the garden will certainly be remembered by many. Her granddaughter helped put her recipes down into a cookbook that has been shared around the country and overseas.
Funeral services will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pickerel, WI on Saturday January 20, 2018. Visitation at St. John’s from 9am to 11:30am. Funeral services at 11:30am with Pastor Engebretson officiating and Pastor Robert Hoffman assisting. Burial take place at the Pearson Cemetery following the funeral service.
Special thank you to Sue Blevon and Becky Wolf from Inclusa for the wonderful care they have provided for Mom over the past few years. Thank you also to LeRoyer Hospice. We are so grateful for the help and care to allow Mom to stay at home.