age 70, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
She was born in
Chicago, Ill., on November 8, 1943, to Harold and Allison (Clark) Thedens.
She and Ronald
Lhotak were married in Chicago, Ill., on August 15, 1964.
She is survived by
her sons, Kevin Lhotak (Tiffany) of Valparaiso, Ind., and Kraig (wife,
Jennifer) Lhotak of Chesterton, Ind.; daughter, Kim (husband, Miles) Nilson
of Chesterton, Ind.; grandchildren, Kraig Jr., Heather, Adam, Danielle,
Sarah and Braiden; niece, Kathy Lhotak and nephew, John Lhotak.
She was preceded in
death by her parents, Harold and Allison Thedens and husband, Ronald “Pops”
Virginia worked as
secretary and treasurer in the family business, Reliable Transportation for
over 25 years. She enjoyed all things of nature, especially bird watching.
She loved planting flowers and the outdoors.
Virginia was an
animal lover and supporter of the Humane Society. She adored children and
Christmas was her favorite time of year.
will be held on Tuesday, February 18, at 10:00 a.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Father James Meade officiating.
planned at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, Ind.
Virginia will be held on Monday, February 17, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. There will
be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening.
Memorials may be
made to Porter County Animal Shelter.
may be left for the family at