Obituary for Virginia "Ginger" Ivansek
Virginia “Ginger” Elaine Ivansek, age 93, of Oshkosh, WI passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Ginger was born in Joliet, Illinois on January 11, 1924 to Valentine and Maria (Bett) Bortoli. She married Thomas “Tom” Ivansek on October 10, 1943 in Joliet, Illinois. Shortly after, they started a family and had three boys, Thomas Jr. Terry and Ted. In 1980, they moved to Omro, Wisconsin. Ginger was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She loved painting ceramics, going out for Chinese food and telling jokes. She was kind and caring and loved being with her family. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. Ginger is survived by her two sons, Thomas R. (Robin) of Oshkosh and Ted (Robin) of Arcadia, Florida, her grandchildren, Mark (Jenny) Ivansek, Ashley (Troy) Rolph and Holly (Brett) Meuret; step grandchildren Kyle and April Morley; great grandchildren Madison, Arabella, Leah and Gabriel; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom and son Terry, her parents, her four brothers and two sisters. In honor of her life and memory, family and friends will gather at the Kwiatkowski Funeral Home in Omro on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a time of visitation and sharing of memories from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. The family would like to thank Dr. Ringwala, Ginger’s friends at Simeanna, the nurses of Mercy Medical Center, Affinity hospice nurses, Bethel Home nurses and staff, and Ginger’s dear friend Linda Gawaresky for her love and support.