Virginia May Landers

Virginia May Landers

REEDSBURG / MADISON – Virginia May Landers, age 86, reunited with her husband Barney on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Meriter Hospital, I.M.C.U.. Virginia was born on April 17, 1926 in Linton, WI to Dewey and Nellie (Huston) Baker. She grew up in Fontana, WI around the depression era. Virginia fell in love with and married Barney Tegtman on June 14, 1943, before he was deployed overseas during World War II. They raised their family in Hampshire, IL until Barney became a deputy sheriff where then they moved to Geneva, IL. When she lost her husband, Virginia and her two daughters moved to Wisconsin to be closer to her family. She was a hard worker, a single mother supporting her kids by working as a waitress and a grocery clerk. After her retirement, she was able to pursue her true love helping to raise her grandchildren and great-grand children. Virginia crocheted beautiful dresses and toys for her granddaughters and was well known for her cooking and baking, especially her cookies. Virginia is truly irreplaceable and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy (Mitch Johnson) Tegtman and Darlene Tegtman; granddaughters, Dawn (Scott) Wohling, Fran (Guy) Reeve, Anna (Mike) Gundlach, Cheri Davis, Cindy Davis and Stacy (Joe) Deruvo; great-grandaughters, Liz Wallace, Noel Reid, Caitlin Holmes, Nicole Reid, Natalie Reid, Jamee Wohling, Grace Gundlach, Abby Gundlach and Elijah Wohling; step-grandchildren, April Quarne and Jacob Johnson and their children; sister, Delores (Don) Boviall. Further survived by many other family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Edwin, Helen, Dick, Mary Lou and Harold.

A memorial service will be held at Oak Park on Jupiter Dr., Madison on a later date. Virginia will be buried next to her husband in Hampshire, IL.

Thanks to the staff at Meriter I.M.C.U. especially Dr. Caroline Wilker, Dr. Neff and Dr. Shropshire of Meriter, Monona Clinic; nurses, Tricia and Casia; chaplains, Sister Georgiana and Kris for their loving care of Virginia and her family during her last days. Many thanks to the wonderful, caring staff at Oak Park Nursing Home, Memory Care Unit for love and support they provided Virginia. Special thanks to Jolene Street, Tricia Betts and the many nurses, activity staff and others who provided care for Virginia. We are so grateful for having Jolene’s loving guidance to our family during Virginia’s final journey home.