Virgil Glen McCauley (1928-2005), USA
Virgil Glen McCauley, 76 of the Gillingham area, passed away to be with his Heavenly Father on May 6, 2005 ending his two year bout with cancer at home with his family. He was born December 1, 1928 the son of LeRoy and LaVilla (Baxter) McCauley in the township of Bloom. On April 8, 1950 Virgil married Virginia Merry, and together they farmed in the Gillingham area for 47 years before retiring on a portion of the home farm. Virgil and Virginia celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary just one month prior to Virgil?fs passing. Being active in farming and logging for livelihoods, still allowed for times of entertainment. His love for competition was fulfilled in pitching of fast-pitch softball for Fancy Creek, church league slow-pitch and horseshoes. Virgil was always willing to share his experiences with others in helping them achieve in 4-H softball, gun safety, FFA fishing trips and hunting most wildlife. Virgil had great dedication to his church, 4-H club, local FFA, family and friends. He loved to put a smile on the faces that he met from friendly competition to those that assisted him in his later days. Virgil would want those that knew him to join him in heaven to relive the great times he had with us.
Virgil is survived by his wife Virginia, five sons Fred (Sheila) of Richland Center, Francis 'Fuzz'(Alice) of Richland Center, Nathan (Carole) of Viola, Kevin (Brenda) of Roberts, Corey (Katie) of Hartford, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren four brothers and sisters, LaGreeta Holloway of Watertown, Roland (Madalene) McCauley of Richland Center, Newel (Janet) McCauley of Independence, IA Jelayne (Arlen) Ewers of Huntley, IL, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald McCauley.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 11:00 AM, at the Pratt Memorial Chapel with Pastor Tom Tarver and Reverend Craig Peach officiating with burial to follow in the Fancy Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Monday, May 9, 2005 from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM, and again on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.