Virginia Christine Zander

CROSS PLAINS-Virginia Christine Zander, age 88, of Cross Plains, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare.

She was born on Nov. 24, 1925, the daughter of Gertrude (Schroeder) and John Ziegler. Virginia married Gerald Zander on Sept. 9, 1947, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Ashton. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Women's Auxiliary. Virginia also volunteered at the blood bank and helped her husband in their family business. She enjoyed euchre with her lady friends, knitting, and selling poppies with American Legion.

Virginia is survived by her children, John Zander of Clearwater, Fla., Douglas (Robert Karls) Zander of Madison, Judy (Duane) Wagner of Madison and Brian (Kelly) Zander of Middleton; nine grandchildren, Mariah (Brian) Gouse, Benjamin (Jen) Zander, Erica (Jeffrey) Meier, Carrie Zander, James Zander, Meghan Zander, Laura (Shane) Hubbard, Nicholas Wagner and Alex Wagner; seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Betty (Bill) Ellis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, in 1976; and siblings, Leona Stoppleworth, Valeria Hollfelder, George Ziegler, Joseph Ziegler, Eberhardt Ziegler, Sylvina Wagner and Arthur Ziegler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2947 Thinnes St., Cross Plains, at 11 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, with Father Thomas Kelley presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Oakwood Foundation or Agrace HospiceCare.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jarzemsky and his staff, the staff at Oakwood West Tower and the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for the wonderful care during the last years of Mom's life.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Cross Plains
Funeral & Cremation Care
2421 Church Street

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