Virginia Ginger Gartmann
Virginia Ginger Gartmann
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Virginia Ginger Gartmann, of Pickerel, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was 69 years old. She was born on May 8, 1939 in South Milwaukee, to Ewald and Florence (Berg) Sukkert. She married Albert Bill Gartmann on July 18, 1959 in Oak Creek. He survives.

She graduated from South Milwaukee High School in 1957 and worked for South Milwaukee Bank and Ambrosia Chocolate. After raising her family she worked for the Women's International Bowling Congress for eleven years. She was a summer resident of Pickerel for many years and moved there in 1992. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Pickerel, and the Pickerel-Pearson Lions Club where she served as Secretery. She participated in Body Recall classes and the Tuesday swim group at Super 8.

Survivors include her husband Bill, a daughter, Riva (Tom) Heron, Virginia Beach, VA, a son, Scott Gartmann, Jordan, Minn, three grandchildren Christopher, Ryan and Kellie Heron, three sisters, Sandy (John) Lewandowski, Oak Creek, Pat (Mike) Casper, Oak Creek, Terry (Ward) Williams, Milwaukee, a sister in law, Karen Sukkert, Sussex, and her godchild, Florrie Affi, West Allis, also survived by nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son in infancy Albert Jr., her parents, one brother Richard Dick Sukkert.

Services will be held on Monday, May 4, 2009 at 12:00 Noon at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pickerel, with Rev. Roger Strebel officiating. Burial will take place in St. Mary Cemetery, Pickerel. Visitation will be at the church from 10:30 - 12:00 Noon on Monday. Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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