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Services Saturday for Olga R. Korthals, age 93

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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 Olga Anderson.

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.

Funeral Services 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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Posted 10/2/2015





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