Virginia Anna Becher, 91, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022 due to complications from a massive stroke. She was born at home on Dec. 11, 1930 in Little Chute to the late Ralph and Josephine (Evers) Lowell.
Virginia graduated from Appleton Senior High School in 1948 where she received the Marx Award for outstanding girl athlete.
She was united in marriage to Gordon Becher on Sept. 3, 1951 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. They raised 8 children on the Becher family farm in Ellington. Gordon preceded her in death in 1996. In 2001, Virginia married David Timm. He preceded her in death in 2014.
Virginia had been a member of the Greenville Women's Community Club, Christian Mother’s and the Order of Martha.
Virginia worked at various jobs throughout her life. She played on several baseball, volleyball and bowling teams (she detested High Fives and the Beer Frame). She enjoyed singing and reciting poetry while doing dishes with her reluctant helpers. She loved reading, blasting music loud in the kitchen, buying clothes, going to movies, eating out and working crossword puzzles. Did we mention buying clothes? She liked Jeopardy but LOVED Wheel of Fortune.
Virginia will be sadly missed by her beloved cat Oliver, her children: Sharon, Conrad (Kris), Jesse, Bonnie (Chuck) Lutzewitz, Julie, Dorothy and Lance; 14 grandchildren: Ryan, Heather, Rachel, Jason, Tara, Laura, Andrew, Brandon, Amber, Brittney, Alexander, Chelsea, Christian and Erik; 16 great-grandchildren: Kahlila, Kirin, Kennedy, Declan, Ronan, Sebastian, Sloan, Luca, River, Audrey, Alexis, Conrad, Alexis, Emily, Zachary and Rylee.
Welcoming her into heaven are her husband Gordon Becher, second husband David Timm; her parents; her siblings: Dolores and Jack; her son, Randall; and grandson, Bryce.
A funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St. in Appleton. Visitation will be on Thursday at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until the time of the service. Interment will be at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Greenville. In lieu of flowers (she really did not care for them) Tomatoes, Chocolates, Vanilla Oysters, 3 Musketeers bars, Coke with a red cap and a large chocolate-marshmallow malt will be accepted. LOL.