Virgil was born Oct 1, 1929 to Ernst and Erna Schulenberg in Scribner, NE and he was the oldest of ten children. On August 31, 2023 we lost our beloved father and husband after a long battle with PTSD and dementia. Virgil served his country in the Korean War with the rank of Army Sergeant and was the youngest tank commander in his battalion. He received the Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars and United Nations Service Medal. He worked at McKay’s Market while attending the U of O and graduated in just three years with a Bachelor of Business Administration/Accounting in 1971. He was a CPA and had his own accounting business and retired in 1994. He was a member of the Springfield Kiwanis and the Eugene Rotary Club. Virgil was very active in his church and held numerous positions. His hobbies included golf, baseball, softball, woodworking, artistic painting, propagating his fucshias, playing the clarinet in three different bands in Eugene and Springfield, polka dancing, RV’ing in their Beaver Coach and he was an avid Duck fan. Most of all, he was very supportive of his three kids as they participated in sports and other activities throughout grade school and high school.
He married Nola Kienbaum in 1954 and they moved to Eugene in 1957. Their three children are Melinda (Wally) Bryant, Mark (Thitsana) Schulenberg and Marla (Scott) Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Nola, his three children and grandchildren Emma Lewis, Walt (Sarah) Bryant, Wes (McKenzie) Bryant and Wendy (Nick) Anderson and great grandchildren Owen and Mia Bryant, and Forest, Indigo and Mia Anderson.
A memorial service will be held at Emmaus Lutheran Church at 1250 W. 18th Ave. in Eugene on Friday, September 22 at 2:00 pm. Virgil will be interred at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland at a later date with Musgrove Family Mortuary.