Virginia “Ginny” Rae Bachinski


Virginia “Ginny” Rae Bachinski, 65, of Superior, WI peacefully passed into the Lord’s arms while tucked snuggly into her Lambeau North nest at Twin Ports Health Services early on the morning of June 27, 2020.

She was born to Julius and Rae (Mason) Bachinski on January 29, 1955 in Superior, WI.

Ginny was a devoted mother, a beloved sister, aunt, friend, and person. She loved music – playing piano and guitar, as well as listening to a broad spectrum of music from classical to rock. Creativity showed in much of what Ginny enjoyed doing with various art endeavors, ideas for family gatherings, costumes and so much more. Life was best when she was spending time with her precious daughter, Sarah. Whether just hanging out together, watching the Packers, enjoying a movie or listening to music, their time together lifted her up and grounded her at the same time.

Ginny was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, and proudly, part owner. A goal for her was to rarely, if ever, miss a Packer game, even if it meant watching it on her son-in-law’s phone. If a game was on, it was worth figuring out a way to cheer her team on. She was lucky in Bingo, especially with her packer Bingo cover chips. Thanks to her daughter, son-in-law, sister and other family members, she was surrounded by Packer souvenirs making her room the true Lambeau North which she adored.

Loving the outdoors, she savored time at Pattison Park and the family farm, the environment and the wonderful mix of family and friends who gathered. Ginny loved being with family, laughing with them, crying with them and taking on life together. Her belief of the importance of unconditional love will be part of everyone’s heart whose life she touched, family or friend. Ginny will be remembered as a radiant woman with a mind of her own, courage and stamina.

Some of Ginny’s employment experiences included working at Sammy’s Pizza in the Elbow Room and beyond which led to her saying she often smelled like a pizza, to which her daughter would respond, “You smell delicious!”

At the age of 37, she was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. With her strength in body and spirit, she valiantly battled this horrible disease one day at a time. Halloween was always Ginny’s favorite holiday which led to some outstanding costumes that she created and then later on others designed. She was decked out in costume every ear to honor her love of Halloween.

During the last weeks of Ginny’s life, she needed to spend some rather lengthy stays at the hospital. This proved to be a great blessing as well as the challenges of the illness keeping her there. Due to the times being experienced in the world, visiting was impossible at the care facility but circumstances at the hospital allowed Ginny and her daughter, Sarah, to spend a great deal of physical time together as well as other family members being able to visit a bit. Such a precious gift to all.

With heartfelt thanks to those giving gentle, compassionate care to Ginny at St. Luke’s Hospital, Twin Ports Health Services and St. Luke’s Hospice, Ginny was able to find comfort through her troubled waters and as Simon and Garfunkel (Ginny’s favorite duo) sang – “Sail on silver, girl. Sail on.”

Ginny is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Chet and sister, Julie.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Sarah (Brent “Mutt”) Bachinski Kynell; sisters, Liza (Ken) Walker, and Mary Jo McKenna; brother, Paul (Sue) Bachinski; sister-in-law, Sue (Larry) Winner; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews and their families.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church, 1111 Belknap Street, Superior, and will continue until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Fr. Andrew Ricci as celebrant.

The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Avenue, Superior, is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit our website at .

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