Victoria Marie Wanner, 92, was called home by her Lord and Savior on March 22, 2022, after recently enduring a brief series of health challenges. She was born in Stangelville on February 24, 1930, the youngest of the ten children born to Joseph and Anna (Chervenka) Krines. Victoria graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1948.
While raising her family, Victoria returned to the workforce, first in the Financial Aid Office at UW-Green Bay, and then for 27 years in the Medical Records Department at St. Vincent Hospital. At St. Vincent, she was honored to be “Employee of the Month” and was recognized on their donor wall for her financial support of the hospital. Her career was an inspiration to her children through the work ethic and dependability she displayed.
Upon retiring, Victoria pursued a number of interests, including her flower beds and birdfeeders, jigsaw puzzles, reading, keeping a journal and scrapbooks, and the daily crossword and other puzzles in the newspaper. But the activity she enjoyed the most was doting on her grandchildren, Coy and Gatlin. She preferred being called “Grandmother Victoria”, and was involved in their lives in numerous ways: babysitting in preschool years, then in later years coming over to help with morning preparations on schooldays and on afternoons to help with homework. She treasured the time she spent with “her boys:, often saying that she wouldn’t have traded it for anything. She took special pride in Coy and Gatlin both being admitted to UW-Madison, and Coy’s recent graduation.
Victoria is survived by her children Vicky Wanner (Chris Bezio), Pulaski, Dave (Jeanne), Green Bay; Greg (Rochelle), Sun Prairie, Tim, Green Bay; and Jeff (Tuesday Heesacker) , Green Bay; plus her grandsons and a sister-in-law, Joyce Krines.
She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings: Ann (Harold) Cavil, Mary (Oswald) Colavitti, Matthew (Laura), Rose (Clarence) Davister, Joseph (Amanda), Wencil “Jim” (Mary), Stella, Bernard (Leona), and Robert.
Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory is accommodating the family during this trying time. The family has requested a private funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to Victoria’s family at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to St. Vincent Hospital or the charity of your choice.
In the last stages of her life, Victoria was spared any undue suffering. For that, her family is grateful, and appreciates the care provided by medical professionals and other staff at Aurora BayCare Hospital and Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living. Special thanks go to Judith, her favorite nurse during Victoria’s stay at Autumn’s Promise, who was consistently empathetic and kind under difficult circumstances.