In Memory of Virginia Lamphere

December 22, 1928 - February 08, 2018

Virginia Lamphere, 89, of Siren, WI passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake, WI.

Virginia was born in Illinois on December 22, 1928 to parents, Emil and Frances (Sichrousky) Polansky. Virginia married Henry Lamphere on May 29, 1948, later moving to Siren, WI, where they owned and operated Lamphere’s Resort on Clam Lake. Virginia worked as a secretary for the Forestry Department and later owned a laundromat in Siren. She was a hard worker who also found time to cook recipes from her many cookbooks. She loved sewing, crocheting and knitting. In her spare time, she enjoyed sitting on the back porch, watching wildlife.

Virginia is survived by her children, William (Marcia) Lamphere, Larry (Becky) Lamphere, Nancy (Robert) Anderson, Scott Lamphere; grandchildren, Amy (Darren), Chris (Ashley), Alison (Sam), Anthony, Alicia (Matt), Cody (Ashley), Kacey (Bronson), Matthew (Jessica), Amanda; great-grandchildren, Sheraya, Taylor, Cassie, Aubrey, Madison, Logan, Ellie, Claire and Chase; nieces, Diane (Bert) Lund and Judy (Mark) Foote; many other nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Lillian Worrell, Bill Polansky, Sylvia Pardun.

A private interment will take place at Viola Lake Cemetery.

Services honoring the life of Virginia Lamphere will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences may be expressed at