Virginia “Betty” E. Kirst

Virginia “Betty” E.  Kirst, 91, of Fond du Lac, passed away Monday July 8, 2013 at St. Francis Terrace.

She was born September 12, 1921 in Berlin, WI a daughter to the late Harold and Anna Kline Ginke.

On May 16, 1949 she married Lester E. Kirst at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Menasha, WI.

Lester and Virginia operated Kirst Real Estate for many years prior to retiring in 1989. She is a member of Holy Family Parish, BPOE Elks Lodge #57 Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus Council #664 Auxiliary, and several local breakfast clubs.

Survivors include one son, Michael E. (Linda) Kirst of Kissimmee, FL, three grandsons, Lee, Mark, and Jonathan Kirst, two sisters, Dolly (John) Schwarzbauer of Menasha and Rita (Robert) Schueler of Melbourne, FL, two sisters-in-law, Joyce Rowe of West Bend and Genevieve Kirst of Vero Beach, FL, also by nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lester, her brother, Harold and her sister, Jane Strange.

Visitation:  There will be no public visitation.

Services: A Liturgy of the Word Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday July 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview Cemetery.

Zacherl Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.