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Virginia C. Besch

February 7, 1934 — May 7, 2024

Virginia C. Besch

Virginia C. (Lanterman) Besch, of Denver, CO, formerly of Englewood, CO and Chicago, IL, passed away on May 7, 2024, at the age of 90. She was born in Chicago, IL on February 7, 1934 to Garnet and Margaret Lanterman. 

Virginia graduated from Notre Dame Catholic Girls High School in Chicago, IL. She participated in sports throughout her life and enjoyed horseback riding with her family while visiting her brother at Techny Seminary on weekend trips from Chicago. Virgnia played basketball in high school and was an avid tennis player and fan as an adult. Later in life, she transitioned her competitive spirit to Wii Bowling. Virginia worked as an elementary school aide for many years in Cherry Creek Schools. 

Virginia loved her family, including her two brothers, two sisters, four children, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She enjoyed vacations to Aspen, CO in the early 1970s with her family and her sisters’ families. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and never missed weekly Mass, even when traveling. 

Virginia is preceded in death by her husband Herman Besch, siblings Robert Lanterman, Paul Lanterman, Rosemary (Lanterman) Gustafson and Margaret (Lanterman) (Johanson) Dicepolo. 

She is survived by her children, Jan Montgomery, Eric Besch, Beth Schoemann and Kurt Besch.     

A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2298 S. Logan St, Denver, CO 80210 at 11:00 a.m. on May 24, 2024. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to either Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.              

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Friday, May 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

2298 S Logan St, Denver, CO 80210

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