She was born on April 11, 1928, in Rochelle, Illinois to Oliver and Margaret (Frye) Rainwater.
On February 26, 1955, she married Roger Beckman. Following their marriage, they lived in Rockford, Il and Morris, Il before retiring to Whitewater, WI in 1987.
Virgene worked for Illinois Bell and the Rockford Board of Elections.
She enjoyed entertaining friends and family, campfires and country life. She especially enjoyed playing bridge (and winning).
Virgene is survived by her two sons, Gary Beckman and Gordon (Mia Tatic) Beckman; grandchildren, Alex, (Becca) Olivia, and Ana; Sister Kathleen (George)
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Roger Beckman and 8 of her brothers and sisters
A Memorial Service will take place at 12 pm on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the Nitardy Funeral Home 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater, Wi.
Memorials to the Whitewater Lions club and the American Heart Association
The family would like to thank Rainbow Hospice, Brightstar, and Visiting Angels for their special care and family support over the last year of our parents lives.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family