Virginia Ellen Koepsel, nee Kading, passed to eternal life on October 2, in Gunnison, Colorado just before her 83rd birthday.
She was born on October 20, 1940, in Columbus, Wisconsin. She grew up in Lowell, Wisconsin and graduated from Howards Grove, Wisconsin High School as class valedictorian. She attended Lakeland College, Wisconsin.
She was married on August 15, 1959, to Robert Koepsel in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, enjoying 64 years of happy marriage. She followed her husband in his teaching career in Howards Grove, Weyauwega, and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in her role as mother and homemaker. She also worked many later years as a piano teacher, bookkeeper, income tax preparer, and office manager.
She was a member of Weyauwega Presbyterian Church, and a long-time member of Chippewa Falls Presbyterian church, serving as choir member, deacon and Stephan minister. She was also a member of the Waupaca and Chippewa Falls Community Choruses and the Gunnison Seniors Book Club.
Ginny and Bob were avid travelers, travelling to every state, all but one Canadian province, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, adding four journeys to Europe. She was an avid birdwatcher, pursuing the hobby in many areas, including Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico and the Caribbean. She loved the outdoors, travelling throughout the United States, canoeing, reading, and games with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Keith (Gwen) and Grandson, Riego of Gunnison, Colorado; Sisters, Marjean and Tina in Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Ruth of Bothen, Washington; brother-in-law, Richard, Madison, Wisconsin; a niece and nephew.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Kaye, her parents and parent in-laws, and brother, John.
A Memorial service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church, Gunnison, at 2:00 P.M. Saturday. October 14, 2023, followed by a reception.