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Winameg Cemetery
Wednesday July 8th, 2020
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Thursday July 9th, 2020

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Virginia R. Wise

Virginia R. (Taft) Wise, age 77 of Swanton, Ohio, gained her independence from her 11 year battle with cancer on July 4, 2020.

Virginia worked at County Line Cleaners for 25 plus years and was a professional seamstress. She loved to knit, crochet, and do various crafts. Her favorite hobby was collecting Brooches. She loved camping and cuddles from her fur babies, Sonny Bear and Dena Louise. Virginia was also a Poll Worker for The Lucas County Board of Elections for several years.

Virginia is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald Wise, son Gerald “Bear” (Brenda) Wise of Pittsford, MI; daughters, Laurie (Thomas) Evans of Mount Vernon, OH and Dawn Wise of Swanton, OH; brothers, Carl, Charles (Cathy), Clarence “Junior” (Paula) Taft, Richard “Dick” (Carol) Showman; sister, Phyllis (Ed) Ray; 12 grandkids and 11 great-grandkids.

Virginia was preceded in death by her daughter, Angel Mary; parents, Clarence and Dorothy Taft; sister, Inez “Louise” Taft; brother, Calvin “Bud” Taft; sister-in-law, Donna (Carl) Taft, and great-grandson, Tynan Wise.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Donna Stutzman officiating.  Interment will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Whitehouse Fire Department, 10550 Waterville St., Whitehouse, OH 43571 or Charity of the Donor’s Choice.


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Dear Dawn and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She had many years to enjoy life and those memories will last you a lifetime. Now she is at peace.
Again my sympathies are extended to you and your family.

With Much Love,
Melinda Hipsher.

Melinda Hipsher Jul 8 2020 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Wise family, Virginia was a very nice and funny lady.. I'm sure she will be missed by many... God speed...

Ed Rittinghouse Jul 7 2020 12:00 AM

Virginia and I went to school for 12 years. We also shared a birthday. R.I.P.

Carolyn Myers..Bundy Jul 6 2020 12:00 AM

Ginny was such a good friend and teacher.I really loved her,I 'm really going to miss her. Our hearts go out to her family, and they will all be in our prayers.God Bless you Ginny! Fly High !!!!!!!!

Anna & Jim Sexton Jul 6 2020 12:00 AM

I went to school with Virginia. Heaven gained another angle today, Fly high my friend.

Bonnie and Ron Holdeman Jul 6 2020 12:00 AM

Shared many, many, weekends with Virginia and Don while doing historical reenactments; these will forever be wonderful memories. Hugs to Don and all the family.

Cathy (Bardwell) Limes Jul 6 2020 12:00 AM

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