THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Virginia M. Garrigan
Issue Date: July 30, 2019
Virginia M. "Birdie" (Hansel) Garrigan age 蔵" of Coleman, formerly of Lena passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Oconto Falls.
Born August 22, 1917 in Lena to Ralph and Louise (Ducat) Hansel, the oldest of five children, she grew up on the family farm watching her younger siblings from a young age. She married Walter Neta and they lived in Lena and were business owners in Town. They moved to 5 Corners in 1944, starting a Tavern business. Walter died in 1950.
On her birthday in 1954 she married Jim Garrigan and they continued to run the Bar. She was well known for her Friday fish fries, serving many plates every week for all the years in business. After Jim's death in 1993, she finally retired at the age of 75.
Birdie is survived by three sons, Jim (Colleen) Garrigan, John Michael and Jake (Cathy Severtson) Neta; eighteen grandchildren; twenty six great-grandchildren; also three sisters-in-law, Joyce Shallow, Sharon Garrigan and Kate (Ken) Cisar and many nieces; nephews; relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Walter Neta and Jim Garrigan; son, Nyle Neta and daughter, Nathalie Davis; sisters, Ruby, Stella, Ella and Brother Bob; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
The family would like to thank Dr. Oscuhowski and nurses & staff at HSHS St. Clare, the staff at Atrium Post Acute Care and the team at Unity Hospice.
The family greeted relatives and friends on Wednesday, July 24 at 9 a.m. until time of the Funeral Mass at 12 noon at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Coleman. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Coleman assisted the family.