Date of Death: January 31, 2020

Service Details

In accordance with Virgil’s wishes a celebration of his life will be held at Hohner Funeral Home on Friday, February 7, 2020 with at public visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Tomy officiating. A private interment will be held on a later date.

Obituary Notice

Virgil Joseph Eirschele, age 80, passed away on January 31, 2020. He was born on May 10, 1939 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Reuben and Gertrude (Ray) Eirschele. Virgil spent the majority of his life in Three Rivers and graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1958.

He worked at the Sebo Foundry, Essex Wire, Peterson Springs, and retired after 27 years of service from The Johnson Corporation. In his retirement Virgil also worked for the Cole Motor Company of Three Rivers.

Always an avid sports fan, Virgil spent many years involved coaching F.O.P. baseball, Jr. Pro basketball and Rocket Football. He was also a member of the chain gang for TRHS Football for many years. Virgil was a member of TR Elks BPOE #1248 and the Knights of Columbus.

On May 28, 1966 Virgil married Arlene Swiatkowski. Virgil is survived by his wife of 53 years: Arlene; children: Jeff (Liz) Satterlee, Laura (Brad) Withers, Todd (Lyn Patterson) Satterlee, Constance (Paul) Stutesman, Penny (Brian) Miller, and Pat Pike; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; siblings: Theresa (Bob) Dawkins, Gwen Christacopulos, Fran Besko, and Wayne Eirschele.

Additional Information

Memorials made in Virgil’s memory may be directed to the Three Rivers Sports Boosters.

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  1. Arlene and Family

    We are sorry to hear about Virgil’s passing. Dad enjoyed Virgil when saw him. He said they had long talks. I always enjoyed the family and he always made me laugh.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Maurice Ashby & Deb Ashby Rodriguez

  2. Dear Arlene and family, I am so sorry to read about Virg. He was a wonderful Man who loved his family dearly. “Death ends a life, Not a relationship.” Dr. Seuss. Prayers and hugs.

    Waneta Truckey

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss Penny and Patty. To lose your Dad is one of the hardest things to endure. At least you got to spend that quality time with him and the memories of your childhood days with him ,you will always cherish.

  4. Sorry for your loss. Patti and Penny, glad you talked at the end. “Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain.” –Oscar Wilde

  5. We send our prayers to Arlene and her entire family during this very sad time. You are in our thoughts. I worked with both Arlene and Virgil at The Johnson Corporation. Judy Gilchrist-Mohney and John Mohney from Stayton, Oregon.

  6. Dear Laura Brad & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Just know you are all in our thoughts.
    Love you guys,
    Garry & Sheila

    • My deepest condolences to Connie and your families.
      Your father/husband was a great friend who my father Kenneth & myself worked with your father and mother at Johnson Corporation as well as being neighbors at one point.
      Thoughts and prayers 🙏 for you and your families.

      Gail Boughton Brady

  7. Virge was a wonderful man, I really enjoyed meeting and knowing him over the years when I lived in Michigan. His deep voice, great smile and wonderful sense of humor are just some of the things I will always remember. To Arlene, Laura, Brad and the rest of his family and friends who love him and cherish his memory, I convey my deepest condolences.

    • Theresa, Gwen, Fran and Wayne, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family on your loss. I remember the days when you were all together as my neighbors when you lived on Broadway. Virgil was well loved by many.

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