Nancy G. Vrska,
(nee Lyman), age 87 of Valparaiso, IN, prior in Canton, GA, passed away
peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 5, 2018.
She was born on
January 19, 1931, in Gary IN.
She was preceded in
death by her parents Percy and Betty (Kessler) Lyman, sister Sally Coleman,
brothers, Richard (Billie) Lyman, Phillip (Helen) Lyman and Michael Lyman
and her loving husband of 39 years, Charles Vrska, who passed in 1990. Nancy
always said the biggest event of her life was meeting Chuck when he returned
from military service, she cherished his memory for the remainder of her
Surviving are her
sons Michael (Nancy) of McKinney, Texas, Carl (Susan) of Chesterton, John
(Mary) of Valparaiso, daughter Nancy Smith and special great granddaughter
Kaitlyn of Canton, GA. Fourteen grandchildren and twenty-five
great-grandchildren whom on their birthdays always received a card and a
small gift from Great-grandma, it was one of her joys that she would not
give up. Also cousin Sandra Lyman of Portage, and several nieces and
As a child growing
up during the “Great Depression” her parents received a grant from the Works
Progress Administration to put on a Children’s Theater. Plays were performed
by Nancy, her siblings and neighboring children in Miller, IN, on stages and
sets built by her father and directed by her mother. As a housewife she was
completely devoted to her family, setting an example for her children to
lead a life of honesty, hard work and most important, faith in God. During
their retirement years Chuck and Nancy lived in Sebring, FL, Mableton, GA,
and Avon Park, FL. Their travels included trips to eastern Europe, western
U.S., and family trips to Disneyworld. Approaching her 80th birthday Nancy
decided to join the “Internet Age”. Armed with an Apple I Pad she proceeded
to learn e-mailing, face booking, photo sharing, posting her faith-based
opinions of current events and sharing stories of her earlier days. Urged on
by her grandchildren she wrote memoirs of her childhood days and years with
her husband Charles. The writings were enjoyed by all.
A visitation will
be held Monday, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
in South Haven, 356 W. 700 N., with funeral mass beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be
made to the church or VNA Hospice of NWI.
Burial will take
place at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Avon Park, FL.