John Phillip Vircks
John Vircks was born to the late William and Rosetta Vircks on May 31, 1932, in the Town of Deer Creek, Taylor County, Wis. On May 18, 1957, John was married to Betty Messmann and together in 1960 they owned and operated AAA Septic Tank Cleaning Company, was charter president of Wisconsin Liquid Waste Carriers Association (WLWCA), developed a certification program for WLWCA, and received a lifetime achievement award from the National Pumpers Association. Lately, John was an active member of St. Peter’s, Milwaukee, Wis., and assisted Karen (Burmese) refugees including teaching English as a second language.
He is preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Rebecca, brother, William (late Alene) Vircks, and sister, Nancy Pransky.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Shelley (Mark) Mattes; Thomas Vircks; Jody Vircks; Cheryl (Allan) Luttinen; Joshua Vircks; grandchildren, Rachel, Lauren, and Joseph Mattes; Cory and Cassidy Luttinen; and Sieana Pleester; siblings, Marge (Don) Gebert; Roseanne (Fred) Gebert; Dan (Peg) Vircks; Goldie (Les) Kissel; Paul (Judy) Vircks; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation Monday, October 20th, at ST. PETER EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1205 S. 8th St., from 3-5PM, followed by the funeral service at 5PM. Private interment in Stetsonville, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church are appreciated.
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