Thursday, June 23, 2005

Obituary: Virginia (Snell) Schuh

MADISON - Virginia L. Schuh, age 64, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2005. Devotion is a word which is tossed around casually by many people. To Virginia "Gin" Schuh, devotion was not just a word, but a life choice that she took seriously. Gin's life came full circle. She was devoted to her family, friends, work and life passions, which encompassed her life. The first chapter of Gins life began on Nov. 3, 1940. She grew up on the south side of Madison, where she graduated from Central High School. It was there that Gin learned the devotion of family and also the love of dance (especially the jitterbug), books, movies, theater and cooking The second chapter of Gin's life surpassed any novel that she read. She had the opportunity to travel and explore the world. This was the chapter where the devotion of her family began to take root. Gin had four children, Linda, Tammy, Denise and Michael. In turn she was blessed with nine grandchildren, Amber, John, Jessica, Matthew, Dakota, Josh, Anna, Tristan and Simon. It didnt stop because "Grandma," as all of her grandkids knew her, was blessed with two great-grandchildren, Kaden and Isaiah; and a son-in-law, Tim. Throughout her life, Gin showed her devotion being committed to her family, friends, church, many community organizations and the elderly. She was a strong, loving, and selfless person who continually gave of herself to others; including her work with Amvets and her employment at the Willows Nursing Home. Virginia will be joining her mom and dad, Irene and Maurice; and her brother Robert. She leaves behind sisters, Helen, Delcie, and Mary Lou; and brothers, Mike and Mark. If an epilogue were to be written for her life, however, it would read how Gin's devotion surpassed her death, as she will continue to be a source of love and support to her family, friends, and all the people whose lives she has touched. You can join Gin's family and friends in celebrating the memory of her life at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2005, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 23, 2005

Virginia Schuh's maiden name was obtained from her gravestone at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin.

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