Virginia A. “Ginny” (Attar) Wilkins, 1924-2020


Virginia A. “Ginny” (Attar) Wilkins, 95, of Michigan City, Ind. passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.  She was born on July 3, 1924 in Michigan City to Albert and Sarah (Borane) Attar.

Ginny had worked at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant during WWII and St. Anthony Hospital in Michigan City.

On Nov. 18, 1945 Ginny married Gothel D. Wilkins, who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2004.

Ginny is survived by her children, Cheri (Philip) Natoli of Geneseo, N.Y., John (Tommi) Wilkins of Ft. Mill, S.C.,  Paul (Mary Jo) Wilkins of Chesterton, Ind., Patrick (Christine) Wilkins of La Porte, and Michael Wilkins of La Porte; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Wilkins of Porter, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; and brothers Keith and Warren Attar.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son Gregory Wilkins; daughter-in-law Susan Wilkins; and siblings Andrew, Phyllis and Kathleen.

A parish rosary will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Ave., La Porte; visitation at the funeral home will be from 4 to 7 p.m. that day.

Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. that morning at St. Peter Catholic Church, La Porte. Private burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 402 Wall Street, Suite 22, Valparaiso, Ind.  46383 or to the Share Foundation, P.O. Box 400, Rolling Prairie, Ind. 46371.

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One Response to “Virginia A. “Ginny” (Attar) Wilkins, 1924-2020”

  1. Don and mary

    Feb 13. 2020

    Very lovely lady! I always enjoyed visiting with her! R.i.p. Ginny!

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