Virgil H. Meinking

Virgil Meinking, 87 of La Crosse passed away at the Hillview Health Care Center on Saturday, November 30, 2019 with his loving family by his side.

Virgil was born February 12, 1932 to Alvin and Myrtle (Jerome) Meinking. On October 29, 1952 he married Betty Le Jeune at St. Thomas More Church in La Crosse.

Virgil retired from Trane Company after 42 years as a welder and was a member of the 25 year club. In his earlier years he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, camping, deer hunting with his family, playing cards and caring for his immaculate yard. His later years were spent riding his scooter, attending numerous family gatherings and spoiling his grand dogs.

Virgil is survived by his wife Betty; sons Gary, Ken (Linda), Tom, Tim (Ann Cade); and daughters Karen (Tom) Wang, Judy (Jeff) Noel, Lori (Pete) Karlin along with his grandchildren; Craig (Rose), Brian, Sarah (Andrew), Jamie (Eric), Cory (Chelsea), Shannon (Ryan), Jacob (Amber), Melissa (Ben), Ben (Carli), Michelle. He is further survived by his great-grandchildren; Vash, Evelyn, Ella, Tenley, Adalyn, Alea, Mc Kenna, Keionna, Rylee, Logan, Alex and soon to be Baby Morgan and Baby Meinking; and many other relatives and friends.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Delores Buol; a niece, aunts and uncles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Mary Mother of the Church Parish; 2006 Weston St., La Crosse. Rev. Brian D. Konopa will officiate. Entombment will follow in the St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum at Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5 – 7 PM at Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home, 200 West Ave S., La Crosse and on Saturday, at the church from 11AM until the time of Mass.

His family would like to thank the staff at Hillview Health Care Center for their comforting care and support; especially the 700 wing.