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Gary W. Virch

March 13, 1941 August 24, 2017
Gary W. Virch
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Gary W. Virch, 76, Oconto, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at his home. Gary was born March 13, 1941 to the late Clifford and Ethel (Trippler) Virch. Gary taught band in Suring, Oconto and retired from Laona in 1999 and truly inspired many children through music and coaching. He was a former Golden Apple recipient and a WSMA judge for many years. Gary was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Oconto, where he was past choir director and a founding member of the mens quartet. Gary took care of his mother for eight years, helping to give her a beautiful life. Gary enjoyed his pets and watching the deer in his back yard. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed politics and could always be found in his favorite chair with the remote in his hand, a glass of milk with a straw, and a cat perched on his belly.

Gary is survived by three daughters, Kerry Robertson, IL; Christine Gillihan, Oconto; Amy (Bryan) Puls, Fond du Lac; three sisters, Dawn (William) Picard, DePere; Vicki (John) Duescher, Peshtigo; Linda (Dwight) Ziegler, Townsend; a brother, Dale Virch, MI; five grandchildren, Sarah Robertson, Daniel Gillihan, Gretchen Puls, Moira Puls, Leah Kimball; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford “Bud” Virch; granddaughter, Emma Puls; and ex-wife, Jeris Waldvoegel.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the First Presbyterian Church, Oconto, from 9 to 11 AM Thursday, August 31, 2017. Memorial services will be conducted 11 AM Thursday at the church with the Rev. Craig Alwin officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

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Visitation

Thursday

31

Aug

9:00 AM 8/31/2017 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/31/2017 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

133 Jackson St.
Oconto, WI 54153

First Presbyterian Church
133 Jackson St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Thursday

31

Aug

11:00 AM 8/31/2017 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

133 Jackson St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Memorial service by Rev. Craig Alwin.

First Presbyterian Church
133 Jackson St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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