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Virgil C. Wanezek Jr.

Feb 05, 1944 - Dec 13, 2019


Virgil C. Wanezek, Jr., age 75, of Sheboygan passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 13, 2019. Virgil was born February 5, 1944 in Sioux City, Iowa to the late Virgil C. Sr., and Dorothy (Sauntry) Wanezek. He was a 1962 graduate of South High School and then furthered his education at Lakeland College where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Virgil proudly served his county in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served two tours in Vietnam. On August 30, 1969, Virgil married Jane (Voechting) Wanezek at St. Clement Catholic Church in Sheboygan. He was a financial planner for many years and was employed at Bemis Manufacturing in the shipping department. Virgil was a longtime member of the Sheboygan Elks Club #299 and served as the Exalted Ruler. Virgil was an avid outdoorsman who always enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bird watching. He cherished time spent with family and friends, loved to dance, golf, bowl and appreciated music of all genre. Virgil enjoyed the regular gatherings with the WAWAZABA group, loved to cook and entertain.
Survivors include his loving wife Jane of 50 years, son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Kristine (Zastrow) Wanezek of Germantown, daughter and son-in-law, Becky (Wanezek) and Todd Reineking of Sussex, Grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jack Wanezek and Maezy Reineking. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Jeannine Battaglia of Sheboygan, Philip (Doris) Wanezek of Brookfield, Cecile (Dennis) Engel of Mequon, Colleen (Dave) Koepsell of Sheboygan, Mark (Mary) Wanezek of Greendale, Warren (Judy) Wanezek of Green Bay, Matt Wanezek of Woodridge IL, Lori (Bill) Heinrich of Green Bay and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil C. Wanezek, Sr. and Dorothy (Sauntry) Wanezek, his father-in-law, Edwin Voechting, his mother-in-law, Melvina Voechting and his brothers-in-law, Jerry Battaglia and Jerry Voechting.
Family and Friends may gather at St. Clement Catholic Church, 707 N. 6th Street, Sheboygan, on Saturday, December 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at 12 noon. Fr. Matthew J. Widder will preside.
Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Virgil’s name.
The Wanezek family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. John Reiskytl, Dr. Moeller, Dr. Brin and to the staff in the Emergency Department at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital, Ozaukee.
“Nothing is ever Simple”


Date: Saturday Dec 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon
Location: St. Clement Catholic Church [map]

Funeral Mass

Date: Saturday Dec 21, 2019
Time: 12 noon
Location: St. Clement Catholic Church [map]



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John Selinsky

Warren, Nancy and I are very sorry for your loss.

Jim Cooney

Wanezek family, What a "Wonderful Life" Virgil lived. We wish you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nancy Konecny

Our Deepest Condolences to all the Family of Virgil. A very kind man anytime we were with him, it was always a pleasure to be in his company. We have been out of the Country since Dec 6th and late on Dec 20th. Please know our thoughts and prayers have been with all of you. We are there for you for anything when we get back.. Much love! Mike, Nancy and Oliver Konecny.

Thomas Sauntry

Our condolences to our cousins on the passing of Virgil. We are praying for you. I will always remember Virgil as always enjoying life and going full tilt at whatever he was doing.

William Schlegel

We are very sad to hear about Virgil passing away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Jane and your family and the entire Wanezek family. You have our deepest sympathy. Bill / Karen Schlegel

Fritz schmidt

Hugs and prayers to entire wany clan. So very very sorry for this loss. Heaven is still celebrating his arrival.....

Linda J. Bruder Ruppel

Dear Colleen and the entire Wanezek Family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of Virgil. I seems like we have just finished burying our parents and now the next generation is leaving this earth. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He sure has a great smile on this picture. Sincerely, Linda

Tony Micheletti

Jesse and Family, The Polymershapes Menomonee Falls Team would like to express our deepest sympathies to the entire Wanezek Family during this very difficult time. We are all praying you find the strength you will need to get through the coming days...

Jayne A List

Jane and family,We offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of Virgil.We have many memories of your friendship with our Parents (along with Virgils' Parents.May wonderful memories help you through this time of loss. With sympathy,Jayne and Brian List

Gary and Karla Kometer

Jane and family; We were saddened to learn Virgil has died. May you hold tight to beautiful memories. Sending love

Kevin Sauntry

Jean Rammer

Jane, I'm so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Hoping your family can give you comfort at this difficult time. Your family will be in my prayers.

Jen (Hopfensperger) Shidler

To Becky and the entire Wanazek family. I am sorry to hear about the loss of Virgil. You are all in my thoughts during this time. Thinking of you and sending you love and hugs.

Dawn Julian

Continued thoughts and prayers to your family!