GOSHEN — Virginia M. Nowak, 72, formerly of Lemont, Ill., died Sunday at 4:10 p.m. at Elkhart General Hospital.
She was born Sept. 8, 1940 in Joliet, Ill., to Frederick and Bernice (Bannon) Wertzler.
She married Raymond E. Nowak June 20, 1959.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond; daughters, Debra (John) Fisher, Goshen, Susan (John) Poling, Aurora, Ill., Rachelle (Greg) Shuff, Elkhart, and Judith (Mark) Berg, Grafton, Wis.; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father.
Virginia was a graduate of Mount Assisi Academy, Lemont, Ill., a homemaker, mother and loving grandmother. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Goshen, and a parent volunteer at Wakarusa Elementary School.
She loved making quilts, sewing and cooking, but most of all, spending time with her family. A strong faith in God saw her through her journey in life.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, where a Rosary service will begin at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a 10 a.m. funeral Mass Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Goshen, with the Rev. Tony Steinacker officiating.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be shared at www.rrefh.com.