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Virginia R. Denton

Virginia R. Denton

October 3, 2020

Virginia R. Denton, 89, of Altoona, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Grace Edgewood Assisted Living in Altoona.

She was born August 1, 1931, in Rhinelander, WI, the daughter of Felix and Victoria (Furtak) Rhode.  On December 2, 1950, she married John Denton at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rhinelander.  They raised three children together. 

Virginia had many jobs throughout her life.  Her most memorable of them was working as a greeter at the Rhinelander Wal-Mart store.  In her free time she liked to bowl, play softball, and knit.  She also enjoyed passing time at the casino.  She loved her animals, especially her dog, Sheba.

Virginia is survived by her three children, Shirley (Mel) Raskin of Eau Claire, Michael Denton of New Richland Hills, TX, and Patrick Denton of Dewey, AZ; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a brother, Dennis (Donna) Rhode of Janesville, WI; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; one granddaughter; one sister; and four brothers.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2020, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Rhinelander.  Burial will be held in the church cemetery.  There will be no visitation prior to mass.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family. 




11 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2020, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Rhinelander

Florist Information

All flowers should be delivered to the church by 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16.


  • Phil and Karen Amstadt We are so sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. We always loved her cute smile and sweet nature. Our deepest sympathy in your loss. She was a wonderful woman and we know that she will continue to watch out for you along with your dad and other lost loved ones. We are keeping you in our prayers as you grieve the void your mother has left.

    October 17 at 7:33am

  • Cathy & Dennis Angell Mike, Pat & Shirley, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
    We lost our moms this year too. We're lucky we had them so long! Our sympathies and prayers go out to you and your families.

    October 13 at 11:46am

  • Judy Bandy Shirley, Mike, & Pat,
    I was so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a fun loving sweet lady, I always looked forward to our visits together.
    May our Lord strengthen you as you go through this time of sorrow,
    Judy Bandy (Denton)

    October 11 at 9:23pm

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