LaVerne Litza, 1928-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for LaVerne E. Litza, 89, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, who passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018.  

LaVerne was born February 26, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Charles and Theresa Ann (Sebolsky) Gehling.  

She had worked as a telephone operator for AT&T for five years and then was a homemaker for 50 years. After raising her children she worked with her daughter Nancy at Packaging Partners in South Bend. LaVerne was a member of St. John Kanty Catholic Church in Rolling Prairie and a member and past president of the Rosary Society. 

On November 19, 1949, LaVerne married Daniel F. Litza, who preceded her in death on October 26, 1994.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Litza, in 2010, and three siblings.

LaVerne leaves behind her children, Christine Litza of Chicago, Nancy Biggum of Rolling Prairie, Elaine (Eugene) Turczynski of South Bend, Indiana, Yvonne (Wayne Geils) Litza of Crete, Illinois, Raymond (Jackie) Litza of Orland Park, Illinois, Gene (Jan) Litza of LaPorte, Mark (Sherri) Litza of Rolling Prairie, Thomas Litza of Rolling Prairie, and Michael (Denise) Litza of Plainfield, Indiana; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 10, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A Rosary will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to SHARE Foundation with the Handicapped, PO Box 400, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371.

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2 Responses to “LaVerne Litza, 1928-2018”

  1. Barry and Colleen Halter

    Feb 07. 2018

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

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  2. Glen & Georgene Murphy

    Feb 10. 2018

    Prayers for a lovely, faith-filled lady. May all cling to the happy memories that will comfort you in these days.

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