Virginia L. Huetter, 98, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 11, 2018 at a local hospital from dysphagia. She was born in Green Bay to Emily VanLangendon and Joseph VanLangendon. On October 12, 1940 she married William “Bill” Huetter at the East Side Moravian Church.
Virginia was born at home in 1919 on Dousman Street, across from Fisk Park, in Green Bay. She enjoyed the swimming hole, pool and ice skating with her cousins at the park. Her parents were divorced in 1932, and her mother returned to working while raising Virginia and Marjorie. Only close family called her “Vir”. Virginia started school a year early, attending St. Pat’s grade school, and graduating with honors from West High School in 1937. She briefly attended Vocational School until she started working. Prior to marriage she worked at the Green Bay Clinic, Green Bay Community Chest (United Way), Otis Elevator and Hood’s Plumbing. “Club” was formed by 10 high school classmates, with Virginia being the last survivor.
Bill and Virginia tended large vegetable gardens for over 40 years. Virginia gifted many jars of homemade rhubarb jam. She maintained the family tree records for her husband 1948 co-founding of the Enderby family reunion, comprised of Bill’s great grandfather’s descendants. In recent years, Virginia’s favorite story for new acquaintances was how she met Bill at Riverside Ballroom in 1937. They had a true partnership for 68 years. At church, she was a Sunday School teacher and president of the Women’s Fellowship.
She took part in two five year breast cancer research trials and is a 21 year cancer survivor. In 2013, she was one of the first TAVR aortic valve recipients in Green Bay.
As a grandmother, she would freeze snowballs for her grandson’s summer time visits, and make pajamas. And as an avid letter writer, she kept in touch with family and friends, including weekly letters to Duane and Mary while living in several states, Aruba, Saudi Arabia and The Hague.
She is survived by her daughter, Helen Huetter of Green Bay; daughter-in-law, Mary Huetter of Tulsa, OK; son, Robert Huetter of PA; grandson, Frederick (Candace) Huetter of Tulsa, OK; sister, Marjorie Boyce of Green Bay; sister-in-law, Frances Huetter of Winston-Salem, NC; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, her church family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill; mother, Emily; son, Duane; in-laws, Winford and Lucile Huetter; one niece and nephew.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, from 1:00 pm until the time of funeral service at 4:00 pm, with Rev. Marian Boyle officiating. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Virginia may be shared with her family at www.lyndahl.com. A memorial fund has been established to sponsor the Senior Homebound Meal Program.
The family would like to thank her health care cheerleaders from over the last few years: Dr. D. Kim for the emergency glaucoma shunt, Dr. P. Bordini for dental care and friendship, Dr. T. Durant as her PCP, Dr. J. Lee for skin cancer removal and his humor, and Dr. P. Hudson for her TAVR and positive demeanor.