Virginia Rose (Amborn) Catlin, age 100 passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18th with her loving family at her side. Virginia was born August 27th, 1917 in Merrill, WI to Lula (Haesley) and William Amborn. She married Vern Catlin in Loyal, WI on November 7th, 1942. They moved to Rhinelander, WI in 1951 and together they raised seven children. Virginia was a beautician who worked out of her home, cutting hair for many Rhinelander women and many more children. Virginia was active in the Jaycette’s, Stunt Night and various card clubs and in their younger years, Vern and Virginia participated and won several dance contests throughout Central Wisconsin. She enjoyed watching the Packers play each Sunday and loved making trips to the casino with friends and family. Virginia spent most of her time raising her children and is still remembered by many neighborhood children as their “Other Mother”.
Fondly known for her sense of humor, her many jokes and her love of children. She is survived by her seven children, Pinky (Pete) DeLoye, Pat (Linda) Catlin, Mike (Darla) Catlin, Candy (John) Adams, Jim (Ruth) Catlin, Deb (Don) Knutson, Craig (Heidi) Catlin. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren and special friends, Doreen Boxrud, Ginger Anderle and Pat Behling. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vern, infant daughter Cindy Lou, two brothers Melvin & Billy, one sister Geneva and dear friend Dorothy Owens.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences for the family may be directed to Hildebrand Funeral Home at www.hildebrandruss.com and as per Virginia’s wishes memorials will be directed to children in need.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Ascension – Ministry Hospice as well as the dedicated staff at Rennes Health & Rehab Center.. A special thanks to Lori Cherney who lovingly cared for her.
Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. Celebrating lives and healing hearts.