Visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home, 9200 S. 27th Street in Oak Creek on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 1:00 PM until the time of Funeral Services at 3:00 PM. Private interment at Forest Hill Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to 2022 Walk to end Alzheimer’s Milwaukee County Team Azura Oak Creek 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Milwaukee County: Azura Oak Creek | Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Virginia Rose Schallhorn (nee Balfanz)
A long-time resident of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on November 6, 2022 after a long battle with dementia disease – she was 96.
Born on November 18, 1925, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Bruce Schallhorn, parents Aurilla (nee Ring) and George Balfanz, siblings: Major (Lucille) Monochie, Elizabeth (Raymond) Buchholz and Aurilla (Melvin) Krueger and in-laws: Adrienne Waldo, Nancy Schallhorn, Earl Carman, Wayne (Jennette) Schallhorn and Glenwood Schallhorn.
Virginia is survived by her children: Randy (Valjean) Schallhorn of Muskego, WI, Carrie Schallhorn of Greenfield, WI and Sandra (Raymond) Leannais of Cudahy, WI; granddaughters: Erica (Brian) Gottschalk, Tori (Dexter) Koepp, and Tyne Schallhorn; grandsons: Matthew (Suzanne) Schallhorn, Michael (Tina) Schallhorn, Joseph Schmitt and Gary (Rebecca) Schmitt; 14 great-grandchildren: Ethan, Brady, Bryce and Ember Gottschalk; Audrey and Corbin Schallhorn; Landon, Luke and Christian Schallhorn, Gideon and Ramona Koepp; Chloe Schmitt and Gannon Schmitt; a sister, Georgiana Guy; in-laws Yvonne Schallhorn and David (Karen) Schallhorn as well as many nieces, nephews.
Virginia was involved in many Fourth of July/military parades and picnics. She was an active member on the committee to establish Jeramiah Curtin Elementary School as well as an active member of the former Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Cudahy. Virginia was so proud of her family and she thoroughly enjoyed visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Virginia leaves behind a beautiful legacy of love – she will be sorely missed.
Virginia’s family would like to thank the staff at Azura Memory Care for their kind and compassionate care they provided.