Virginia C. Halfmann

Virginia C. Halfmann of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 15, 2021 at St. Francis Terrace, her home since September 2007.  She was 103 years old.

Virginia was born on September 23, 1917, one of five children, to William and Margaretha (Burg) Hoepfner.  She graduated from Goodrich High School in 1935, after which she worked at Wright Brothers Box Factory.  During this time, she met and fell in love with Erwin Halfmann, whom she married after World War II on November 17, 1945.  They raised their 4 children in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Virginia was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was involved in the Altar and Rosary Society.  She served as chair of the annual rummage sales and led many special events.  Virginia was also very involved in volunteering at St. Mary’s Grade School, leading physical education classes, coaching girls’ basketball, monitoring the lunch room and playground, as well as serving as Girl Scout Troop leader. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the Daughters of Isabella Grandmother’s Club American Legion.

Virginia is survived by her four children: Anthony “Tony” (Wanda) Halfmann of Fond du Lac, WI; Terese (Peter Tellier) Halfmann, of Oconomowoc, WI; Thomas (Diane) Haulfmann of Stevens Point, WI; and Julianne (Charles) Sina of Cedar Rapids, IA. She is further survived by eight grandchildren, Paul (Tracie) Halfmann, Peter Halfmann, Margaret (Tyler Krug) Tellier, Mary Tellier, Sally Haulfmann, Ben Haulfmann, Michael Sina and Jason (Katie) Sina and nine great grandchildren, Kristen, Hannah and Ryan Halfmann, Joshua Halfmann,

Korbin Jensen-Sina, Olivia and Jackson Sina, and Charlee and Hadley Sina, along with many nieces and nephews, who loved and cherished her every day of her life.

She was always included in family parties and celebrations, which greatly contributed to her long and happy life.  Virginia loved a good party, an occasional Brandy Old Fashioned, and, in her final years, playing Bingo and watching her favorite television show, The Lone Ranger.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband of 49 years, Erwin, on August 20, 1994, baby daughter Margaret Ann, brothers Julius (Philomine) Hoepfner, Auburn (Brigetta) Hoepfner, Raymond (Genevieve) Hoepfner and sister Sylvia (Kenneth) Cole and many of her lifelong friends.

SERVICES: Visitation will be held at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, WI on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac, WI prior to Mass.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM at Holy Family Church.  Burial will immediately follow at St. Charles Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Sergi for his compassionate care of our mother and the staff at St. Francis Terrace and Agnesian Hospice Hope for their kind and loving care and friendship with our mother.  A special thank you to the entire Hoepfner family for always being there for Mom and for us.  Mom loved all of you so very much.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Francis Home, 430 East Division Street, Fond du Lac, WI in honor of Virginia C. Halfmann.