Virginia L. Richter, age 84, of Mayville passed away peacefully on September 30, 2022 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville with her family by her side.
In honoring Virginia’s wishes, the family will have a private gathering.
Virginia was born the daughter of Harold and Lyla (Hornbeck) Buss on October 30, 1937, in Potosi, Wisconsin. She was a 1955 graduate of Potosi High School. Virginia was united in marriage to Harlan Herwig on June 30, 1958, until his death in 1974. She was later married to Al Richter in 1985. Virginia had worked as a telephone operator at AT&T. She was a talented artist and enjoyed painting watercolors and drawing. In addition, she crafted her own variety of ‘Fabergé’ eggs, which were treasured by her family. She also loved rock collecting.
Virginia is survived by her three daughters: Scarlett Herwig of New Mexico, Joy Herwig of Virginia, and Lori (Jerome) Traughber of Juneau. Her grandchildren are Mitchell (Madison) Traughber of Virginia Beach, VA. and Madison ‘Madi’ (fiancée Jacob Hakola) Traughber of Pleasanton, CA. Her siblings are Mike Buss of Iowa, Sandy (Roger) Coats of Indiana, and Pam Buss of Lancaster, Wisconsin. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husbands Harlan and Al.
Special thanks to the staff of Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Mayville and Generations Hospice for the care and support shown to Virginia and her family.
* The watercolor paintings displayed below are Virginia’s originals. *