In Memory

Virginia Koehrmann

Virginia Koehrmann, 93, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Sunnyview Retirement Community in Cupertino, Callifornia.

Virginia was born and raised in California, MO along with eight brothers and sisters. She attended nurses' training at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis and St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton until she married Bill Pybas, salesman for Alton Box Board, in 1938. They had one daughter, Beverly. Bill died in 1962 at age 52. Vivacious and friendly, Virginia enjoyed many activities, friends, and social events. In Alton, she and Bill were avid golfers and bridge players, becoming charter members of Lockhaven Country Club. Virginia was a founding member of Who's New and Alton Community Service League. She and Bill were active members of First Presbyterian Church.

Later Virginia married Dick Koehrmann, a chemical engineer at International Shoe in St Louis and later at Sears headquarters in Chicago. They made their home in Glen Ellyn for many years where Virginia sold real estate. Dick’s work required traveling world wide and she enjoyed accompanying him frequently. Virginia, however, always wanted to return to her favorite city of Alton where they retired in 1989. After Dick's death in 1993 she continued to enjoy her friends and bridge as well as many luncheons at Lockhaven. In 2003 Virginia moved to Cupertino CA to be near her daughter and family.

Virginia died from complications from Alzheimer’s dementia at age 93. She died peacefully in her sleep with Beverly at her side. She is survived by her sister, Emma Stockard of Jefferson City, MO, her daughter and husband, Beverly and Jim Fisher; 2 grandchildren, Laurie and David; 4 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her memorial service and reception was at First Presbyterian Church, Friday Dec. 2 at 11:00 a.m. Private burial was at Valhalla Cemetery on Nov. 4.

Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton was in charge of arrangements.