Olga R. Korthals,
age 93 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
She was born on
November 2, 1921, in Jackson Township, Porter County, IN, to Lawrence and
She was married on
February 27, 1943, in Valparaiso, IN, to James T. Korthals, Sr. of Euclid
Ohio. James preceded her in death on April 1, 1997.
She was also
preceded in death by her son John L Korthals of Pompano Beach, Florida.
Olga was the last
sibling of the Jackson Township Anderson Orchard Family, preceded in death
by her brothers, Doug, Larry, Bill, and John, and her sister Mary Obermeyer.
She is survived by
her daughters Reggie Korthals and Victoria Nicholson, of Chesterton, IN, and
son James T Korthals, Jr. (Deidre), of Valparaiso, IN.
She is also
survived by her ‘special daughter” Jan Walker” and daughter-in-law Susan
Gottlieb Korthals and is fondly loved and remembered by Candice Korthals.
Olga has nine
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, along with two nieces and three
nephews, their spouses and children.
Olga worked with
her brother Bill Anderson to run Anderson Orchards in Jackson Township for
many years. She was an avid gardener.
Olga was a member
of the Vale of Paradise Garden Club in Valparaiso for over 30 years; she was
a State Life Member of the Garden Club of Indiana and National Life Member
of the National Council of Garden Clubs.
She was a lifelong
member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, serving with her sister on Alter Guild
for over 20 years.
Her smile and kind
works will be forever missed by her family and friends.
will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at White-Love
Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, with a visitation from 11
a.m. until time of service .
Memorials for Olga
may be made to the family for distribution to various charities.
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