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Virginia Rose Berholtz

January 11, 1954 — July 15, 2023


Virginia Rose Berholtz “Ginny”, passed away on July 15, 2023, at the age of 69 in Appleton, WI. She was born on January 11, 1954, in Appleton, WI. The daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth Brehm Berholtz and John Andrew Berholtz. Ginny spent over 40 years with the love of her life Emmett Ellsworth Spires II aka “Charlie” where they made a home in Manawa to enjoy the countryside.

In terms of her career, Ginny had previously been employed by Presto, St. Elizabeth Hospital, and most recently Hillshire before retiring. In between her various jobs, she spent many years on the road with Charlie, truck driving and traveling around the United States. Montana was one of her favorite places they traveled to.

Ginny had a great sense of humor along with a variety of hobbies that brought her joy. She was skilled in tatting, bringing her a county fair 1st Place win for her creations. She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, helping Charlie in his woodworking shop, and attending the Manawa Rodeo. Spending time with Charlie’s children and grandchildren brought her joy. Playing music bingo, going to karaoke night, or enjoying a bloody mary on a Sunday with her nieces were a welcomed distraction for her. Though she especially cherished the moments with her sisters known as the "B-girls." A special thank you to Chad for being a great friend and neighbor in Manawa and to Jim and Joy Lewis for many years of friendship.

Ginny is survived by her sister Sue (Lynn) Zastrow of Appleton, WI, sister Christina (Karl) Kohl of Appleton, WI, brother-in-laws Jim Theisen of Appleton, WI and Larry Clark of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and sister-in-law Sue Berholtz of Kaukauna, WI. Charlie's children Jeff (Jill) Spires of Tucson, AZ,  Barbara Gleason of Marinette, WI. Charlie's grandchildren Cameron, Nick, Adam, and Jordan and great granddaughter Reyna. Eleven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Elizabeth Brehm Berholtz, father John Andrew Berholtz, significant other Emmett "Charlie" Spires, sister Elaine Berholtz Theisen, sister Kathy Berholtz Clark, brother Thomas Berholtz, and brother John Berholtz Jr.

At this time, no formal service is planned. Her family and friends will hold her memory close and celebrate the impact she had on their lives.

May Ginny's loving and caring nature, along with the memories she created, live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

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