March 21, 1941 — February 2, 2023


Sparta - Virginia Lee Tillman, 81 of Sparta and formerly of Tomah, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at the Morrow Memorial Home. She was born on March 21, 1941 to Claude T. and Lorraine S. (Calhoun) Wruck in Ontario, Wisconsin.  She was a member of Ontario High School Graduating Class of 1959. She was united in marriage to John A. Tillman.  He preceded her in death in 2000.  Virginia was a faithful member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. When she was able she was active in various different church activities. She volunteered at the ABC store and enjoyed doing crafts at the senior center.  She has a special connection with her nieces and nephews.  Throughout the years there are many fond memories shared with Aunt Virginia.  She will be remembered for her sweet, fun-loving demeanor and her spunkiness.

   She is survived by her brothers, Robert (Luanne) Wruck and Larry (Dodie) Wruck all of Ontario. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

   In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John, siblings and their spouses, Iris (Ed) Ripley, Margie (Roger) Williams, and Cheryl (Fred) Weyrauch and 2 nephews, Bruce, and Richard Ripley.

   A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1:00 PM at Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau Street, Tomah.  Pastor Bert Thompson will officiate.  Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation on Saturday from 12:30 AM until the time of the service.

   Burial will be at a later date in the North Northfield Cemetery, IL.

   Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences can be offered by visiting

Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home