Subscribe | E-Editions | River News 75 | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

home : obituaries : obituaries
October 28, 2020

10/9/2020 7:30:00 AM
Virginia R. Denton

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

She was born Aug. 1, 1931, in Rhinelander, the daughter of Felix and Victoria (Furtak) Rhode. On Dec. 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, Texas, and Patrick Denton of Dewey, Ariz.; 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; a brother, Dennis (Donna) Rhode of Janesville, 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, Oct. 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.

To express condolences online, please visit

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search
search sponsored by

Subscription Login

Today's Circulars
Print-N-Save Coupons
Order photo reprints

Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions

The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2020 1up!

Software © 1998-2020 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved